Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Being Greatful

I love this time of year. You can feel the warmth of the sun on your skin while still enjoying the cool ocean breeze. This is the type of weather I missed most when I was in FL. It really is all the little things that can add up to make life enjoyable. Sometimes we don't understand how to appreciate the everyday, the mundane we call our lives until one day we're faced with the prospect of losing it all. When Billy was in the hospital, I really missed our nights together watching TV and laughing at all his funny jokes. I missed his daily routine and the socks on the floor!!! I also realized I would die without him. It made my heart hurt for what could have been but also for those who have suffered with the loss of a spouse. I am so greatful for moving back home, for the sound of the ocean, the salt in the air, and yes even for my husbands bad habits. I am so glad he made a full recovery and I am so much better for having experienced it because it just helps me appreicate him and our life all the more.

I am sharing some pictures of new classes at the Shop.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pastor Pollock and Preston did not survive the crash

I can't believe the news today. The verse from the U2 song keeps playing over and over in my head. I am at a loss for words or understanding. All I know is that I should be feeling that this is God's plan. It is Gods will and we need to believe that there is some divine purpose for this tragic incident. So many thoughts are running through my head about the church and its changes since Pastor Forrest took over in 2002. There were certainly some who opposed the mega Church philosophy or the intentions of Pastor Pollock. I can't help but to wonder if this was the work of the divine or if it is yet another blow from the "other side" to keep the church from spreading its love of Christ Jesus and it's christianity through the community and the world.
Pastor Pollock with his son Preston were enroute to Arkansas to pick up a friend before moving on to a conference in Texas when his plane went down outside Asheville, NC approx. 30 miles from the Rutherfordton, NC airport where Pastor Pollock departed at around 4:10 AM. When they didn't arrive at their destination they were reported missing. Search teams discovered the plane sometime tues morning according to BSBC and Paster Forrest Pollock and his 13 year old son Preston did not survive the crash.

I just can't image what Dawn or what his children are going through right now. The people of Bell Shoals Baptist Church have been through a lot of pain over the years with the lost of the paster before Dr. Pollock and now this tragedy is almost too surreal to believe. His visions for BSBC as a mega worship center were being realized with the construction of a new parish. It is just so sad.