#TBT — Easter, 1991

This photo is from March 31, 1991, my first-ever Easter while in full-time ministry.

Our daughter Taylor was 18 months old, and Julie and I were . . . well, we were 24 years younger than we are right now.

We’re in front of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Monroe, NC, and I still remember our Easter attendance that day:  152, which at the time was an all-time record for the church.

I remember thinking that ministry couldn’t possibly get better than that.

In retrospect, I figure ministry could get better than that, but I’m not sure I can ever do better than the khaki suit.

Talbot Julie and Taylor baby