I just preached Dick’s funeral and it was AMAZING looking out over generations of family and friends – all of whom were affected in a positive way by the why Dick lived. It was indeed “a plentiful harvest of new lives.” Every Sunday from the pulpit at Churchtown I look out over generations of people who gather in the name of the Lord and I hope that I am, as Dick was, a careful “farmer” – One who plants the seeds well and then tends them intentionally and lovingly. We can all learn from our brother Dick – not only can we learn from the WAY he lived, but WHY he chose to live that way. He chose to live that way because he turned his life over to Christ. He is where Christ is, as the scripture says, and I am happy for that; and I am a better person for having loved this disciple of Christ while he was here on earth.