When that second 32 years ended in June 1999 with my Epiphany at the fence , I realized that the first 32 years had also ended in June..... 1968.
I thought also about Ellen and I entering into our lifelong partnership in June..... 1969. June has been very good to me. :)
The Revelation I received at the fence , seeing that panorama of 32 years roll before my eyes brought with it the rather stark realization that the second 32 years was pretty much the same as the first 32 years, except now I was doing it for the Lord! Remember what I had said about the world's challenge to be a success, make a lot of money, do your own thing, leave your mark, change the world, build a bigger, better mousetrap…all that stuff. The church challenged me to be a spiritual success, do God's thing, leave my mark, save the world, build an ever greater, bigger ministry that somehow got to be an awful lot of money! Yes sir, get out there and get busy for God.
June seems to be quite a month for my Epiphanies.... :)
Way back on June 24, 1968 I had my first one. I call this story my 32-32-32 story. I spent the first 32 years of my life doing everything the world says is important to do. You know, be a success, make a lot of money, do your own thing, leave your mark, change the world, build a bigger, better mousetrap...all that stuff. I thought I pretty much did that by 1967. Had my own manufacturing business, 34 employees and must have arrived since Bethlehem Steel's sales guy would take me out for 3 martini lunches to get my steel orders. Does it get any better than this? Everything was just perfect. The great Phil Wolff had done it. No place to go but up. Wrong!
I mentioned before, how significant the past 2 years have been in my life.......especially since things changed so radically for me in 1999 with what I call my "Epiphany at the fence" .... so many different things over these past 8+ years..... maybe tomorrow we can get to that. Today I can't get over the awesomeness of discovering 2 years ago that my Father really, I mean really, really loves me!
News from Village Victorian B & B
We have been thinking of a way to stay in touch with the many friends we have made over these last eight years in the Bed and Breakfast business so we are going to try to do a little news update every so often.