It was a tumultuous week, professionally and personally. After commemorating the death of one of the pillars of the church on the weekend. Then I dealt with the shock of a young father's sudden death, the day before his 26th birthday. He leaves behind his wife and two preschool children. As you can imagine this one is hitting very close to home.
Amid this emotional devastation there was the annual church barbeque that fed 300, Kai's 3rd birthday (that featured a party with his "neighbourhood friends"), Shelley participating in Relay for Life, having some new neighbours over for supper and various church meetings.
So this has been my recent life: grieving and celebrating, public performance and private preparation, observing the sacred and secular at once. Hence my latest absence; I'm sure you understand.