“A Fall to Remember (or Forget)”

by Pastor Jon Haakana

Fall 2021: a season to remember, or one to forget? Personally, I don’t think I will ever forget the early morning of September 2nd when I suffered a rather serious stroke. I wasn’t sure what was happening and I was unsure of what my future held.

Since then, all of my physical abilities have returned. I just continue to battle fatigue and some weakness. Through it all, I am so thankful for the gracious and healing hand of God. Praise be to God!

For the past nineteen months or so, we have all been living through some of the most trying times in recent history for our nation, our world, and for many of us, our individual lives and families. I have heard people say, “We will always remember this time,” while hearing others say, “I just want to forget all of this!”


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