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Sunday night we had the amazing privilege of spending time with some of the greatest people to walk the face of this earth. They are men and women, who like Ryan, are broken in the world’s idea and perception of normal. They are beautiful souls. So loving, inquisitive of others, cheerful, friendly. And they love Jesus. Boy do they love Jesus well. The picture of Travis and Norm is one of the most touching for me. Norm attends our church, as all these wonderful people do. But Norm is blind. He is a widower with several grown children and he tunes pianos for a living. If you want to meet someone who knows Jesus well, talk to Norm. He is a godly man who knows the Bible. He knows God personally. He walks the walk. And he loves to tell jokes. And Scott. Oh Scott. He makes me giggle. Scott is in the red sweatshirt in the picture above with Sidney giving her a very loving hug. Sweet Scott is sweet on Sidney. He informed me numerous times throughout the night that he is going to marry Sidney. “When she turns 42 (he is 42), her and me, we are going to get married”. He loves Jesus too. When we were singing around the fire, he repeatedly asked Steve (our worship pastor) for one more song. Just one more. He can’t sing most of the words but his heart sings to Jesus. I could go on and on about each one of these beautifully broken souls. So much love, so much joy. Broken in the eyes of the world but oh so perfectly whole in the eyes of Jesus. And so perfectly loved by those who take the time to listen to their story, to love on them and spend time getting to know each of them. These people change my life. They teach me more than I could ever teach them. These souls are a blessing. So thank you to all those who came, who invest in their lives and in the life of my sweet boy. God is so very good to provide a loving, growing community in our church perfectly named Masterpiece. Because each person present Sunday for our fun fall party is a vital part of God’s masterpiece.

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