My name is Victor Harris. I am the solo pastor of Heritage Presbyterian Church in Carol Stream, IL (www.heritagepresby.org). Well, I’m the solo, ordained & salaried pastor. This blog is meant to help me and the members and friends of Heritage Presbyterian Church engage in more regular dialogue.
Even still, others will no doubt find their way here from time to time. I want to say to such people, first, welcome. I also want to offer you a bit of context.
Like I said, my name is Victor. I was born in 1982. I am between 4’6″ and 7’1″ and I weigh between 95 and 600 pounds.
The two things people most often say to me are, “hey, that’s mine!”, and “I think you are scaring the children.” The two questions I am most often asked are, “Are you Ryan Gosling?”, and “Excuse me, sir, why are you in my pool?” I get the Ryan Gosling question mostly when I am “skins” in basketball. That’s why I always try to be “shirts”… it is just easier that way.
This is what I looked like as a little boy:
(I grew into my head… I think.)
I am super super fast:
This is my wife, Jenn (she is really pretty!):
Whenever I’m driving and I see a clown in the car next to me, I always take a picture (so far this has only happened once):
Selfiesticks scare me:
This is not me, but I really wish it was:
I am friends with Dan:
And also Art, who, by the way, loves it when I take pictures of him that he doesn’t know about:
Art is wearing a tuxedo because he is at his daughter’s wedding.
This is a picture of the gift that I took to that wedding – it is the unwrapped one in the top right. Do you see it. It is the one with the “napkin note” taped to it.
The “napkin note” probably said something along these lines: “Hello. Sorry I did not wrap this. I also apologize that I do not have a formal card. Please don’t tell my wife. Congratulations! Love, Victor.” Call me old-fashioned, but I think etiquette still matters.
This next part is gonna seem really random, but just trust me.
Recently, I realized something. The cemetery is a great place to find hope. Indeed, it may be the best place. Most overflow with hope… precisely because they overflow with truth.
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body.” – Philippians 3:20-21
“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.” – Job 19:25
“God has wiped every tear from her eyes”
“I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” – John 12:25
“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:16
“To live is Christ
To die is gain.” – Philippians 1:21
“Whoever believes shall not perish but have Eternal Life.” – John 3:16
“Let not your hearts be troubled. I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart – so don’t be troubled or afraid.” – John 14
“And this is the Promise that He has Promised us – Eternal life.” – 1 John 2:25
These pictures bear witness to what both this blog and I myself (I pray) are “about”.
So I’ll just leave it at that.