Happy Father’s Day

To all the guys who read this blog, a Happy Father’s Day to you.  I hope you had the blessing of a great day, surrounded by your kids.  I’m sorry it’s been awhile since I last posted.  I’ve had so many crazy things happen, both good and bad, that time seemed to move at the speed of light.  I won’t bore you with the details, but instead focus on one of good things from the last several weeks.

First, after a drive which seemed to go on forever, I made it to Lake Placid, New York, for a conference.  The place was amazing, and I hope make it back there one day.  Most people probably know the 1980 Winter Olympics were held here (also here in 1932).  You might recall the epic hockey match between the college aged US team and the seasoned, much older team from Russia.  Disney turned it into a movie, and although I probably saw it in the past, being so close to where the events happened, I decided to watch it again.  I’m glad I did.

Lucky for me, I stayed at a hotel which overlooked the town of Lake Placid and Mirror Lake.  I had a room which had a little porch and an Adirondack chair waiting for me to watch the sunrise early the next morning.  There was such a peace, much needed I might add, that came over me as I  awaited the dawn, shown above.

It was just glorious, and I could certainly feel God’s presence all around me.  I don’t know about you, but I get so much out of St. Ignatius’s recognition that we can find God in all things.  For me, I love finding God in nature.  When I look out over beautiful mountains and crystal clear lakes, see that the world is charged, as the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins writes, with God’s grandeur.  What a lovey way to start, or end the day.

Have a blessed week.