Last week we found ourselves flying across Canada to a city that we actually moved to 35 years ago - Hamilton, Ontario. What a strange feeling it was, like we were taking a step back in time.
But here we were, at Redeemer University College ...
...where we would be meeting together with all the Canadian Power to Change staff from across the Canada for our biannual conference.
It was exciting to think that we would all be meeting together here on this campus...
...staying right here in the college dorms.
In this setting that was so beautiful...
...there was time for quiet reflection...
But a personal highlight for me was seeing my wonderful husband honored for his 40+ years of service with the ministry(he actually completed 40 years last summer but since we didn't meet this was the year for the celebration)
This banner hung by the door as we entered the auditorium every day...
...and on the final evening they were honored.
Of course my eyes were on the man in orange.
We left Hamilton just 10 months after we moved there
to the West Coast where we have spent the last 34 years,
and I couldn't help but think that although we had taken a step back in time
we were celebrating all that God had done
and the faithful service of this amazing man -
God's gift to me!