The Art of Relocating – Part Two

By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. (Ps. 137:1) The current popular Pixar movie Inside Out gets it right. Moving is hard. It’s hard for everyone, but it can be especially difficult for some children. Children who are more inclined toward introversion than extroversion tend to make a few very close friends, and struggle to mix and mingle with large groups of children. Being the new kid […]

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The Art of Relocating – Part One

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:2). 1979. Another year, another move. This one was move number three since our then grade-school age daughters had been born; if we didn’t count the six-week layover in an apartment waiting to sell one house and close on another. This move was into a grand old home. We were the first new people to move into it in […]

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Make New Friends

Now the Lord said to Abram (Abraham), “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other gold.” We sang this song at the end of every Girl […]

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Family Camp – Lutherhill Style

Train up a child in the way he (or she) should go, and when he (or she) is old s/he will not depart from it. (Prov. 22:6) Several years ago Gaynell suggested we combine our assorted grandkids and take them all to family camp at Lutherhill where I had retired as Executive Director a few years earlier. Gaynell and I are related by virtue of having married first cousins. That makes our grandchildren second cousins […]

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Rozella White

Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? (Matthew 7:3) I first met Rozella White when she was applying to work at Lutherhill, a church camp between Austin and Houston, where I was the Director at the time. Though she was very young (note: anyone too young to collect Medicare is young to me), I hired her anyway. She impressed me with her […]

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