The Holiness Of A Moment

The memory came back. I don’t remember her name. I think she was from Nebraska, a relative of the family who had a funeral. The lady sang “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Truth. How often have we heard it sung? Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. This time, it was at St. Peter’s Church in Elmhurst, my last pastorate before heading to Austin. The lady sang.

I was locked in to the deepest spiritual moment by her voice, partnered with the words. So much I invited her back for a Chicago clergy meeting. Inspirational she was.

Then. This morning, after the dogs, God bless them as they reside in my heart, walked me around our neighborhood, I thought a lot. Jason is getting better, stoked actually, to return to work on July 9. Am setting up a few “casting moments,” which always is better than anything. Diane’s feeling better—it’s been a long time since December 1 when Jason had his first medical bout.

And then. The world getting fractured. The…no, I will stop there.

Because of the link I now share. For most of you, life has its…you can fill in the emotion and substance. But I share in what has been a deep spiritual moment for me that makes Friday very Good. “The Lord’s Prayer” by Andrea Bocelli and then the first “Britain’s Got Talent” moment for Susan Boyle.

Take the time. Turn everything off, but not your heart and conscious and love for life. And let this bring your day to goodness, even holiness. And then, as you [and I] take your steps today, be resolved to live as fully as you can, knowing that God is never a stranger. That’s my wish for each of you…fervently shared.


About Mark H Miller

Diane and I live in Leander, Texas. This past June 17, 2015 I celebrated the 49th anniversary of my ordination. We returned to Texas after three years in Washington, during which I served as interim minister in Bellevue/Eastgate and Mercer Island. Am planning to begin a 5th novel that will have my protagonist, Tricia Gleason, serve a year in licensed ministry in Snoqualmie, Washington. The novel, "The Lemon Drop Didn't Melt," will find Tricia wrestling with ministry challenges. None of which more daunting than someone wanting her breathing to stop. All the published novels are available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle under Mark Henry Miller. A primary goal in our return to Texas is to make sure grandchildren get lots of attention--here and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Traveling is definitely an activity that will not slow down. With that, of course, fishing will happen. To that the t-shirt is apt, "I fish; therefore I am." In addition to novels, the book of Blogs, "Voice Of My Heart," is also available on Amazon.
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