The Last Word

Well here we are. The last words of the Plain Bible have been written at a public celebration. Laura and I have received your heartfelt congratulations. The media trucks have left to go elsewhere; perhaps to other churches.

I would not be truthful if I did not confess that I will miss the daily writings of chapter and verse, much the same way as we miss our children who live in faraway places and can only come to visit us intermittently.

I have, of course, saved a morsel of dessert for myself, in the form of a few indexes that I've decided to tweak. That, however, will take only a few hours. So what next, people ask? This is the last narrative in this volume, and this Newsletter itself will rest over the summer.

Laura and I, however, will not rest. We will be busy creating Volume 2 in The Serenity of Knowing series, which we will call After the Last Word. It will follow the technical progress of building bindings and covers for the eight massive books that make up The Plain Bible. So enjoy the outdoor grill, the creeks, and the waterfalls, and most of all those children who will visit all too briefly from their lives in other places.

So with all the best of wishes from Laura and me, with gratitude for your continued support: we'll see you in September. We can't wait!

As published in the June 2013 issue of "St. Peter's Press," the monthly newsletter of St. Peter's Presbyterian Church in Spencertown, New York.