I was reminded earlier in the day that I hadn't taken time write a blog for this webpage since Advent. The winter season has come and gone, the Christmas decorations have long been put away, not to mention the Easte baskets. It has been unusual time for myself and my family and for the many people who surround us. Our house sold recently and we have sent all our belongings north (for the exception of all the stuff in my study at the church) . I have announced my intention to retire from active ministry after 42 years of service.