Lessons to Learn

Autumn Leaves

A man left the world last evening.

“Larger than life” described him perfectly.

He was physically large and had an even larger personality.

He had an imposing figure and a booming voice, but he was a very, gentle man.

He played Santa for the Sunday School kids every year. They loved him.

I’ve been thinking about what words I would use to describe him,  joy- filled  describes him best.

I didn’t know him very well, but I knew him by his joyful presence, and outpouring of love that oozed out of him like honey from the jar.

A man so filled with the spirit, he could not contain himself, shouting out a heart felt “Amen” after a hymn or sermon.

That’s not the norm in the Episcopal Church but he didn’t care- when the spirit swept over him, he had to make his own joyful noise.

I’m convinced there’s…

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About Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, was a trial attorney for 25 years and has served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy on numerous occasions. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland State University for several years and served as an Interim Associate Professor of Law in the clinical program at Case Law School. In 2009, she returned to the small southwestern Michigan community where she was raised, and wrote a novel.
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