Ed's Story

Ed Dobson, pastor, went home the day after Christmas. Ed had battled ALS the past several years and from that fog he mined some diamonds that he shared with us: "It ain't over till it's over", "Show up & shut up", "I'll never leave you or forsake you..." among many others. I was given one of Ed's books by a friend who thought it might be helpful to me facing Parkinson's - and she was right. I was struck immediately by his honesty and profound simplicity - a man living a wise faith born of following Jesus around - literally - for a year. He was humble in initiating reconcilliations and kneeling to ask for a person's forgiveness. He was a good man and a good pastor - his final sermon was about ten years long - a struggling life lived before us. It's been said he went home healed - all I know is he's buttoning his own buttons these days. 

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