Yes, it has been that much time since I wrote my first column for the Linn County Leader; February 2005 was about “A Magic Worth Remembering” and it brought back many vibrant memories of moving to the Midwest and working in Marceline…which was Walt Disney’s hometown for a while. The same Main Street USA that I had seen at Disneyland in California was actually in the same place where I now lived!
LOTS of time has passed between now and then; and many, many changes have come to the Davis household. Jeannie and I are now foster parents; I am a licensed pastor serving a multi-point charge (3 churches) in the United Methodist Conference; we’ve moved to a beautiful farm (that also serves as the parsonage) outside of Browning; etc., etc., etc. Life is so good.
And, I still find time to write, albeit not as often as I would like. This blog is merely an extension of those thoughts and feelings that never make it to the monthly columns, and its sister blog (A Shepherd’s Tale) is another facet of online writing, namely focusing on my pastoral life. I find it both therapeutic and invigorating (if those two even go hand-in-hand) to just sometimes “let it ALL hang out.”
So, here we are, three years and four months later, still pecking away at my Mac keyboard…and the recollections of my life come forth from that time known jokingly to me as “Of coke bottle lenses and pocket protectors”. I am glad that God still continues to bless His servant with this gift; and I’ll keep using it until I run out of things to say.
Or, as my beautiful wife Jeannie so aptly (and correctly) puts it, “You won’t have to worry about that happening for a LONG time.”