Well, we are back from Abbotsford which was a good conference, the 32 hour drive was a bit much, but the conversations that occurred in the van were amazing and I would not trade that.
Monday Night Jessica and I spent hanging out with Dennis and Karen Skoworodko, who were my youth pastors when I was in high school, and man what a time! We love this couple to pieces, the input and love that they poured into my life cannot be described. The patience and sheer acceptance they had for this renegade punk is indescribable. I know one thing for sure is that apart from my parents I had never seen Jesus more clearly then in the lives of these two. They were real, they were honest, they were never pretentious they were them, and they loved and that was more then enough! There was a lot of things that we did in youth, programs, trips, outings, cokes, conferences, quakes, all were good, but the simple love that I always felt from these two clearly outlined how a Christ follower aught to live, I went through many stages as a youth as we all do, I was disrespectful, I was rude, I was mean and yet these two simply loved me, I never felt conditions on this love, if I dress right, if I say the right things, there was just this love. So as we sat there and talked and ate and looked at pictures, I could not help but be a bit nostalgic of a SIGNIFICANT marker in my life, and be so thankful for this dear couple! Dennis and Karen thank you for your love, and how honestly you live out Jesus to all that come into contact with you!