Dear Folks -
Wow! I was stunned beyond belief. In my wildest imagination I could
not have imagined what would have happened yesterday.
I can think of no more significant gift I have ever received and could
not feel more honored and appreciated than I do by the actions taken
by the members of Ordinary Life yesterday. Thank you.
For those of you who weren't in attendance at Ordinary Life the
leadership of the class, represented by John Watson, announced the
establishment of "The Kerley Endowment for Spiritual Advancement and
Understanding." Let me quote from the printed piece: the fund is
established by the class as a way "to honor their teacher, Dr. Bill
Kerley. The fund is part of and managed by St Paul's Methodist
Foundation of Houston, a permanent endowment fund at St. Paul's United
Methodist Church of Houston, Texas. Proceeds and earnings attributable
to this fund will be available to underwrite educational activities
and programs which further the lessons of Dr. Kerley's own faith
I'll ask that the complete text of the handout be posted on the
Ordinary Life website.
I was so speechless that some of the words I had prepared for
yesterday never made it out of my mouth. You can listen to the audio
version via the website. What follows is the text I had prepared for
In summary my goal was to talk about what it might look like for us to
be "the light of the world."