My son, Pastor Kurt Klaus, has called it a reboot, that is Ken Klaus 2.0.
My wife, Pam, has referred to it as a REAL retirement (That is in contrast to a pretend retirement where I continued to do many of the things, and be governed by many of the deadlines, I had followed throughout my ministry.)
Me, I’ve thought of it as a time to explore the possibility of writing a book, or helping a pastorless parish, or categorizing my ½ million sermon illustrations, or going to see the few places Pam and I haven’t yet checked off our bucket list.
Quite frankly we are looking forward to whatever the Lord has in store for us.
I do know, at least for the near future, I won’t be writing Daily Devotions. I loved doing the writing but posting and maintaining the website was not for me. With close to 5,000 Daily Devos under my belt, it is a strange feeling not having that ever-present deadline.
January 19th will be the last published or emailed devo.
Similarly, my 2020 Oberammergau trip is the last major outing that Pam and I will be hosting. There is still the possibility of a small, one bus trip to Israel, but that all depends on interest.
Before we sign off, we need to say two things:
In Christ, I remain, His servant and yours,
Kenneth R. Klaus
Ephesians 3: 7-9