the tentmaker

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"...because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them, and they worked together — by trade they were tentmakers." Acts 18:3. Tentmaker is a title taken by bi-vocational pastors. As such, I am both a pastor and a project manager. I am a pastor of a local congregation of moderate, accepting and affirming people who worship in the Baptist tradition. We call our church "Hope Memorial Baptist" and we are about 40 in number. I am also a project manager of major construction projects for the State of Georgia. My home and church is in rural Coweta County, between Peachtree City and Newnan, with a mailing address of Sharpsburg, Georgia.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me


Yes, today is my Birthday. I am 60 today.

The love of my life gave me a birthday card that I need to share:

Real love takes more than flowers,
means more than beautiful words.
Real love means
keeping promises...
holding on when you don't
want to, being strong
so that others may rest.
And as time and change swirl around us,
the love we share
stands quietly in the midst of our lives,
forever beautiful,
forever real.

Doesn't that bring tears to your eyes?

4 Comments:

Blogger bjk said...

Happy Birthday....and thanks for the book recommendation....hope your day is filled with Joy....

2/02/2006 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Tripp said...

Happy Birthday!

2/02/2006 10:56 AM  
Blogger HeyJules said...

Yes, it DOES bring tears to my eyes so I guess it wasn't that smart of me to come wish you happy birthday because now I'M SITTING AT THE FRONT DESK AT WORK CRYING LIKE A BABY!

Okay, you're worth it...

Happy Birthday, Tentman. : )

2/02/2006 1:44 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

Happy [belated] Birthday! Hope it was awesome!

2/07/2006 10:48 PM  

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