January 28

Living Las Vegas

Yes, that’s right my faithful blog readers…I’m back. It’s been nearly 2 MONTHS since my last post, and in that time there’s been two holidays, a Winter Retreat, a flood, a Ranch Council, a Camp Directors Meeting in Las Vegas, a major winter ice and snow storm, Janna and I’s 2 year anniversary, and news of becoming an Uncle! So, for all those who had begun to assume that I was just lazy…nice try…

So, what’s it all been like, and what have I gleaned from all of this…not a damn thing. No, really, there’s so much to say, yet so little time to say it. I have a heck of a post coming this week, but this is just to whet the ole’ appetite. Let’s just say that as far as people and places go, I’ve run the gauntlet; from Fr. Thomas Hopko to Elvis himself, I’ve seen ’em. From Naptown to Sin City, I’ve been there, and from the valleys to the mountain tops, I’ve walked. And, in all of it, God is so radiantly breaking through. All has been so transparent and so filled with light and life; true life, life in God Himself, and I am so utterly unworthy and thankful for it all! So, I will say more in a bit, but until then, may the Lord bless and keep you all; especially those of you who have the courage and heart to check back here just one more time to see if I actually posted… 🙂

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Posted 28 January, 2004 by Luke Beecham in category "General


  1. By JoelThomas on

    Hey there brotha,
    Nice to see you posting again. It’s been quite some time for myself as well in the blog world. I know what you mean about being busy. We need to have a good guy’s night to chat about everything you’ve been doing! May God keep you safe on your journeys. Tell Janna I said hey!

  2. By basil on

    Seraphim, isn’t Fr. Thomas one of the best speakers you’ve ever heard? I am still digesting what he said here at the Six Days of Creation icon workshop. Luckily, I’ve had a tape to listen to several times.
    Many years to you and your blessed wife! Please extend a happy “Many Years” to your brother and sister-in-law. In fact, as I am leaving for boot camp in just a few days, please extend my greetings to everyone there, especially Fr. Joseph, Matushka Beth, Emily & Isabella, and Diana Sophia. Tell everyone they can get news of my comings and goings through the mail list linked from my website.

  3. By Josh on

    Hey Dude,
    Hope you and the Misses had a good anniversary weekend.
    I’m looking for ward to hearing all about the conference and your Vegas adventures sometime soon.
    As far as, “The Bruce” thing goes:
    Monday, February 9th at 8 PM
    The Chumley Theater, downtown Bloomington.
    See you Sunday.

  4. By Luke Seraphim on

    Thank you. Yeah, a guys night would be nice. We’ll be in Indy this weekend, so I hope to catch you at Liturgy. See you soon, and I will tell Janna hello!
    Thank you as well, and I’ll tell Jon and Ali hello and many years. Yes, Fr. Tom is riveting! I’d met him once when my dad was in seminary at SVS, but never heard him speak. Quite wonderful and rejuvenating!
    What! Boot Camp!?! I’d heard rumours of you joining the Navy but never for a moment believed they were true! I’d really like to chat with you before you go. Email me with a phone # and I’ll give you a call. We’ll certainly remember you in our prayers, and I will greet everyone in Naptown for you. May the Lord bless and keep you in this new Basilion chapter. 🙂
    Thanks! I’ll fill you in Sunday. I’d actually like to go for a drink and chat if you have the time on Sunday afternoon. I’ll talk to you then. See you soon!

  5. By aaron on

    Luke! Dang it…now i’ve gotta put you link back up…i really thought you were gone for good.
    Welcome back.

  6. By Karl Thienes on

    Yes, Fr. Hopko is a fantastic speaker…I’ve heard him twice in person…
    Luke Seraphim: good to see you back!

  7. By Eric on

    Welcome Home! It was good to talk to you last night, and Carrie and I both look forward to talking again soon. Sorry it was so crazy trying to connect…we actually stayed at the new house last night, and this morning watching the sunrise was incredible. A hawk landed in a tree just outside the window while I was watching, kind of like the eagle at Ranch Council…hmmm! Anyway, it is good to see your post again, it is part of my morning routine as much as possible!

  8. By MommaK on

    You’re back! Wondered if you were lost in the wilderness. Glad to hear it was purposeful wandering. Looking forward to Seraphim-news in your future blogs.
    Peace be to you…

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