he’s back

Mauri returned yesterday from his month at the coast. We were both ready to resume our normal way of life. While talking on the phone and dropping each other e-mail notes is very nice, nothing quite measures up to the joys of cohabitation. Mauri gets as well as gives in those weeks of retreat ministry, and he always returns refreshed from his time away.

Since Mauri wasn’t scheduled in leadership this morning, we got to sit together on the other side of the sanctuary. I found affirming the number of people who made a point to welcome him back. I found equally affirming the number of people who didn’t seem to notice his absence. Mauri brings thoughtful leadership to worship at NFC, but his only goal is to direct people’s attention toward God, never toward himself.

I’ll leave you with one final photo from his time at our beautiful Oregon coast, known for its monolith rock formations jutting from the shoreline. You’ve seen shots of the Twin Rocks. Did you notice that one has a hole in it?

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4 Responses to he’s back

  1. Alan says:

    Welcome back, Mauri.

    We’re going to use this photo, as well as some others, to try and convince our Jolee that one of the rocks at Twin Rocks actually does have a hole in it. Of course, we’ve always known that, seen video and pictures and what not, but she is quite adamant that “some people think there’s a hole in it, but there really isn’t.”

    If these don’t work, we may just have to charter a little trip out and around it.

  2. Abbie says:

    Hooray for Mauri making it back! That makes for one happy Shewwy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. LizW says:

    WOOHOO! Glad you’re back ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Mike says:

    Wow. Really nice pictures, Mauri! Either you waded quite a ways out there by the rocks, or else you have an awesome lens!

    Welcome back!

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