"To infinity and beyond"

It began in the branches of a willow tree.

The motto of Buzz Lightyear, one of the animated characters from the hit movie series "Toy Story," is "To infinity and beyond." Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the characters have some wonderful adventures, all in fun, and you never worry that any harm will come to them in their make-believe world.

Human life isn't so predictable, and it takes many twists and turns before we find our way. I found my way "To infinity and beyond" through God's grace—a feeling of peace and lasting security.

When I was maybe six or so, we had a beautiful big old willow tree in our backyard. My most favorite thing in the world to do was to climb up to the top of that tree when it was windy, and sway in the branches.

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June 25, 2001

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