Wednesday, May 13, 2009

But a Vapor

So today I found out that a friend of mine passed away suddenly. Andy DeLong a godly man, husband, father, excellent trumpet player, devoted real estate broker. He will be missed. Live is short, and I was reminded today that I'm spending more time thinking about living than acutally living. I am sorry for the DeLong's loss, and for mine as well, but grateful for the reminder "It's How You Live".

Kevin started a series two weeks ago based loosely on the book "One Month to Live". His series is entitled "30 Days to Live". I am very proud of Kevin and Carson and their hard work to place this sermon series together and small group curriculum. I am looking forward to learning, growing, changing and embracing life. So in the last two weeks, the last two DAYS I have been reminded to LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE and LEARN.


Anonymous said...

Well, our worlds meet again. It always seems to be the case with the shared lives of musicians. There was always confusion at Bent Creek when we had two Andy's in the music ministry, Andy Long and Andy Delong. I am sorry that I had Andy Long dead for about 18 hours. I was shocked to hear that it was Andy Delong...young, humorous, very talented. So the series "30 Days left to Live" takes on another twist...thanks for your reflection. Let's remind each other to live...really live.

Jayne said...

I just found out today (oct 4) that Andy died. He was our beloved realtor and we rec'd a letter from Remax regarding his death. He truly felt like more than a realtor because we had kept in touch. I would call with questions or refer friends to him. If you don't mind me asking, how did Andy die. I am so shocked right now. As my husband said, "He was so full of life and energy." I am very saddened by this news.