Wednesday, September 24, 2003

September 24, 2003

2:28 PM Happy birthday to Steve Meyer who will be 48 this Friday and who just got a good report from his latest checkup… . Just spoke to Paul Shackley who is doing well and recovering from his accident. Paul, we love you. Please wear a seat belt next time! … Talked with Frank Catrambone who is at home and regaining his strength. Paul and Frank are both “senior ushers” and we’re saving their places until they can return to duty. 11:52 AM William Federer explains why America is truly one nation under God. 9:35 AM Received an e-mail from Bob Trout. He and Lynne are missionaries with ABWE. Marlene and I met them in 1975 when we spent six weeks working with them in Asuncion, Paraguay. Later they transferred to Bogota, Columbia, where we visited them (along with Josh who was not yet a year old) in 1980. Bob and Lynne now work with missionaries in five South American countries. The six weeks we spent with them in Paraguay changed my life in so many ways. It is good to hear from old friends and to know they are doing so well. Bob asked if we were grandparents yet. No, not yet. 9:25 AM Nineteen years ago today Marlene and I were at a hospital in Dallas, Texas. I was a bystander watching and praying while our third son was born. It was a happy day when Nick arrived—and the smiles have never stopped. Happy birthday, Nick. Since I know you read my weblog every day, I hope you have a wonderful celebration—this is your first birthday away from home and we miss you but we know you’re having a good time at Samford. Love, Dad. 9:24 AM Only four more days until Commitment Sunday. 7:12 AM Laura Lange wrote the Living Sacrifices devotional for today based on Hebrews 6:10, “God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.” Here’s an excerpt:

Are you tired because no one seems to notice what you do, or doubts why you do it? Are you concerned that you may give, but that’s the last you’ll ever hear of it? Take heart, and allow God to give you strength. He never forgets what you do for Him.”

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