Tuesday, June 26, 2007

There's been a lot going on lately...

I usually resist as much as possible the easy road of simply responding "I'm busy" to most questions of how things are these days. But it is appropriate. I've taken on various additional responsibilities in my professional work, am continuing on with various duties in the Church, and Krista and I have had lots of company lately - which, for us, is quite honestly a joy. My lovely wife has had plenty on her plate as well! So it is good in the midst of these seasons of many things, to "unbusy my heart" and celebrate the important things. Our cup runneth over!

Last week we joined with our Church across Canada in celebrating with Archbishop SERAPHIM the 20th anniversary of his consecration to the Episcopate. Krista has known our gracious Bishop since she was five, and remembers fondly throwing flowers as he entered the Church for his first visits to Holy Resurrection in Saskatoon. I've known His Eminence only since '99 or so, but it is always a blessing to be with him, and to share in his immense capacity for the joy of the Resurrection and eternal life. The weekend as totally exhausting (in a good way), and we had Gabe Friesen and his Dad (Protodeacon Wilhelm) with us to share in the love.

His Grace Bishop BENJAMIN, Gabe, and Protodeacon Wilhelm

So hear's to 'unbusyness of heart' in times of many tasks and duties!


Blogger kimberley francis said...

and here's to an afternoon cat nap every now and then!

i love the one with krista and his grace. they look like they've been playing practical jokes on people together...which very well could be. :)

10:20 AM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

blessings! always nice to have a post to see from you :)

1:59 PM  
Blogger Maximus Daniel said...

heres to being busy!

8:35 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

just a quick note from the other Krista Francis who is not your wife and now resides in Colorado!

I continue to enjoy reading your blogs of deep thoughtfulness and theology...

If I'm ever in Canada and close in your vicinity, I would truly enjoy meeting you and your wife in person!

May God Bless You both!

Krista Francis

2:22 AM  
Blogger Simply Victoria said...

so, you droppin' by anytime this august? eh? ;)

7:35 PM  

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