Sometimes when times get tough. We look back on something that was said to us or we experienced. For myself and my family it could be any number of things. The afternoon after our last service at CTGS before departing for Saint Louis, MO., I recieved a wall message from a fellow elder and at the time Vice Chairman of the congreation. It brought myself and Linda to tears as we drove to Bloomington, IN to drop the kids off so we could focus on finishing packing.
Since this is my blog and at times I need to refer back to wise friends. This isn’t to boast, but to encourage one another. This time it was me needing the encouragement. At times our logic allows doubt to creep in and with that doubt the Devil takes hold. Once the Devil has a foot in the door let the spiritual warfare begin. What am I saying, the Devil has never needed us to open the door to tempt and use our doubt against us. Nevertheless, first turn to the bible and prayer. Also along those lines it doesn’t hurt to hear kind words from friends and family. To the Kreis family know that you continue to be on our minds and hearts. Your words still hit home as much today as the day I read them the first time.
Us being Lutheran and all, we are all very familiar with the church potluck dinner. You know how everybody brings something different and there is always plenty to go around. Well, some folks don’t really put much much effort into it and just pick up something on the way and throw it on the long table of food. Others bring the same tried and true dish everytime. Then there are the people who stand out. They bring something unique and special with each opportunity, and everybody that gets a taste of it wants the recipe. As people we all fall into those categories as well. You and your family are definitely that special dish. You bring something to the table that everybody wants to have for themselves. You have added so much to so many lives, more than you will ever know I am sure. Fortunately, you are so willing to share your recipes. I feel that me and my family are better for knowing you and yours. You will be missed brother.
The Kreis Family”