The other day, I got this encouraging note from an old friend from high school via Facebook:
Hey Ben,So glad you “found” me on Facebook. After accepting your request, I checked out your blog, and after checking out the first page and reading about the changes in your life, I went back to the beginning of the blog and read forward. I have to say, I’ve always had so much respect for you, having known you when we were both young and stumbling through high school, and seeing you ultimately follow your faith to where it led you. Having read about what you’ve gone through more recently, and seeing the grace and humility you’ve maintained in the face of what must have been the gut-wretching ordeal of losing both your ministry and, no doubt, a number of people whom you must have counted as some of your closest friends – its truly inspiring. Anyway, I don’t make it to Hartford very often, but next time I do, I’m definitely going to stop in at your restaurant. Take Care.
This was very encouraging — and affirming of the story this blog tells.