Home Sweet Home

Posted By on August 13, 2008

So today was the first chapel back at Parkview.

I felt ridiculous because I was so emotional.  I was reminded of
- the eagle on the mountain side in Alaska
- the sweet smell of apple blossoms in my hammock in Interlochen
- the purina mount in Hong Kong
- the final junior retreat I sponsored.
- the hundreds of faces that had meant so much to me as a teacher.

It was like something that was wrong had been made right again.  I thanked God for letting me come back home. Don’t get me wrong I didn’t hate Central. In fact I met many great students there. I made friends there.  I enjoyed it.  But, it never felt like home.  It was like a sabbatical visit to another city.  It was a great visit, but  it was time.

I hope I live up to God’s plan.  I hope I have the strength and energy to do what he has called me to do.  I hope I can balance this “calling” with fatherhood.  Lord help me.

It took a few miracles for this to happen. And I still need a few more.  We took a cut coming here and I’m still not quite sure how the bills will get paid.  I am really busy and have a lot to do and I am not quite sure how I will get it all done.   If you read this you probably know me well. (I’m not exactly that well read;-)  so I ask you to send up a prayer or two.

Shawn Liner

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One Response to “Home Sweet Home”

  1. Marja Liner says:

    What an answered prayer. I’m so glad we’re back. It’s been a great year so far and I look forward to many more in the PBS family. Love you!