KEEPING MY EYES ON YOU
1. Watching the way you smile, watching the way you cry,
watching the way you give yourself, watching the way you die.
2. Sailing out on the lake, terrified in the storm,
seeing you walk upon the waves, knowing you bring the dawn.
3. Long ago words come true,
here you are still today;
bringing us hope and life and peace, meeting us on our way.
1982. Martin Luther described the human condition of sin with the Latin phrase 'incurvatus se' - 'curved in on oneself'. When Jesus says "Follow me!" he asks us to turn out from ourselves, to put our focus on him, and so be free of sin. The essential freedom that Jesus gives us is the freedom from our selves, looking out and serving others' interests, not our own.
2019 - a big year
July 26 1949 Robin Mann was born, 9th child of Arthur & Elsie Mann
November 5 1949 Dorothy Stiller was born, 4th child of Hugo & Valmai Stiller
December 20 1969 Robin & Dorothy were married at Christ Church Lutheran, Murray Bridge
So, in 2019 we have some special anniversaries to celebrate. Apart from a trip in Turkey in May, we're still working on other ideas. A night of music seems to be a likely starter.