6:54 PM Just got a call from Mark. He and Nick and the Moody guys are tailgating at The Grove on the Ole Miss campus along with tens of thousands of other football fans. “Guess who we’ve been tailgating with, Dad?” I guessed Eli Manning. “That was a good guess, but it’s not Eli. Think of a war correspondent.” “Does he work for Fox News?” “That’s a good guess.” So I said Shepard Smith. “You’re right. He’s here for the game and was at Andy’s tent so we talked to him for a while. He’s really friendly.” Fans of Fox News know who Shepard Smith is. Here’s his bio and here are a couple of pictures. When I asked if he was mobbed by fans, Mark said he was wearing a sweatshirt and a Yankees cap so no one recognized him. He’s an Ole Miss grad, by the way. I have no idea how my brother Andy met him. “Dad, I think this is blog-worthy,” Mark said. I agree. 5:40 PM Josh has posted some new pictures from the school where he is teaching in Beijing, China. He has given titles to each of his pictures, including “Giggles,” “Pick of the Day,” “Friends,” “Studs in Training,” and “The Pirate.” 5:22 PM We received a letter from someone who read An Anchor for the Soul. Here is part of the letter:
This book open up my heart, my mind to so many thing that I forgot in life. I started reading your book about 11:00 p.m. and I didnt stop until about 8:30 a.m. the next morning. What took so long is I was talk to a friend at the same time that we read a little, then we start a deep conversation on parts that we read.
To read the whole letter, click here. 3:45 PM World Focus Week starts tomorrow. We’re going to go “Around the World in Seven Days.” 3:45 PM Bo Jackson! 3:42 PM My brother Alan calld and said he was on his way to pick up Mark and Nick and the guys from Moody to take them to the Ole Miss-Tennessee game in Oxford tonight. Last night the boys went to Chili’s in Tupelo and evidently had a great time. They borrowed a pen from someone so they could write a note to the waitress with their tip. A creative form of evangelism, no doubt.