Last weekend, Paul and I had a delightful trip back to our home territory in Corpus Christi, TX. All Saints Episcopal Church sponsored a “Marj Barlow Academy” and I was privileged to work with a large friendly audience on Friday night and Saturday morning, delivering my version of Strengths psychology. We were totally loved and our buckets were filled to the brim by these wonderful friends, most of them from the long road of life, and some new ones who are also very much treasured. I brought home a literal bucket and dipper gift. The bucket was filled with nuggets of hand written drops of appreciation and love. Wow! It can’t get better than that. I am in awe of the power of love. Gayle Gottlich said it well, “We are just gonna love on you and Paul.” AND THEY DID! From the first encounter with Father Jonathan Wickham, a true servant leader, to the last lunch with the leadership team, we were warmly loved and blessed.