My friend and ministry partner these almost 6 years, Dr. Ken Diehm, passed away suddenly on Saturday evening, February 19th, 2011, from a brain bleed complicated by undiagnosed leukemia.
As a clergy collegue in another nearby community said to me, "if you told me a pastor of our conference in his 50's would die this year, Ken would not have even been on the list."
I am in shock. Our church is in shock. All of our staff members are bravely working to get us through the memorial service on Saturday, and then through 6 worship services on Sunday. However, our batteries / energy levels are almost if not exhausted.
I cannot begin to write one single tribute to Ken. I think I will be writing for some time about him as part of my grieving process.
Church member and friend, Steve Isbell, took this picture of Ken a couple of years ago, on a group bike ride in the Fredericksburg, TX area. There is Ken, leading the group, as it prepares to come to a distant bend in the road. We…
It's an icy, snowy, very cold day . . . and I am home writing Lenten devotionals and re-stringing my Martin 12 string guitar for a TME (Theraputic Music Entertainment) program I am doing at a local nursing home tomorrow. I had to take a break . . . and thought it would be good to here the Los Lobos Band. Enjoy! I sure as heck did.