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Sunday, May 15, 2011
When Did This Happen?
I was going to use some other pictures for today, but this one just had to be shared. We've known this couple, Dennis and Melody Nordine since the early 1970's. We tried to remember, this morning, where we met exactly, but can't quite recall. Probably at church
Dennis was the speaker at a local church today, so we went there to hear him, and see them for a few minutes. We got someone to snap a picture. But, when I looked at it later, I saw four well-seasoned souls. Now, I ask you, "When did this happen?" Last I knew, we were just four young, idealistic people starting out on life.
Now, they were home for the wedding of their youngest child. Home being the United States. They have been in the Philippines for decades now, at the Baptist Theological College in Cebu. We see them every few years when they are home on furlough
But, it seems like just yesterday or so... only 1972.
Om and I were leading bicycle trips every summer- taking teens all over the country. Dennis and Melody went as staff that year.
That's me on the left, then Melody and Dennis. No one looks his or her best when finally getting the chance to eat dinner after all the kids are served. Well, Melody looks cheerful. She always does! This picture also illustrates the reason that one of my personal life goals is to never eat off a paper plate again.
Om's not in the picture because he was the one with the camera. I had to hunt up one of him from the same era. It's hardly fair... he's clean and combed, but it's from the same year.
One of Dennis' points this morning was from Hebrews 10:23- "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful."
I'm happy to say that we've all done just that. Dennis is having some serious health issues. If you believe in prayer, it would be great to say one for him.