On October 12 I lost someone else very dear to me. Dick Roundy, one of the finest Christian men I’ve ever known, went home to be with Jesus. Dick and his sweet wife Joyce had served FBC Garfield, where I pastor, for almost 30 years. Dick was a deacon and led our trustees for much of that time. He had a true servant’s heart and taught me so much. More than he knew. Joyce also served as the church secretary so I spent a great deal of time with them. They were my counselors and encouragers when I needed it, and that’s a lot! They had just recently moved to Colorado to be close to family when Dick suffered a stroke. It breaks my heart but Dick is home with Jesus and so once again, though my heart aches my spirit rejoices. I’m thankful to have known Dick and I’m thankful for the hope we have in Christ. The song “Carry On” that I wrote for Chris, posted below, now has even more meaning to me. If you’ve recently lost someone you love give it a listen. My prayer is that it would bring some peace and comfort to those who morn and remind us of the hope that we have.