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TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Faith

2015

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The Tough Gig: Being Salt And Light, Michael Spence Jul 2015

The Tough Gig: Being Salt And Light, Michael Spence

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Almost exactly two years ago, I was invited to speak at the Avondale Graduation for that year and had accepted. But unexpectedly, my wife was taken ill in late November and was dead by the 22nd of December. It was a very difficult time, but it was also a time in which life had a certain clarity. All sorts of things that had seemed important – the state of the house, the state of my finances, the state of my work –seemed suddenly far less significant. But relationships (with Beth, with my children, with our friends, with God), in those days ...