[First posted on this date in 2003. We're still friends with all these dear people.]
It is such a blessing to meet people for the first time and to
feel so close to them right away, like they are close friends or family
members you haven't seen in a long time.
A few weeks ago, I got an email from a young woman in Oklahoma, who
happened across my blog and noticed that we live in the same town where
her father lives. Since he does not go to church, she asked me if she
could come with us the next time she visited her dad, so of course I
This Sunday morning, Kelly and three of her friends (Kelly M, Lisa,
and Robert, brother of Kelly M) came to the base chapel with us. We all
ate lunch at the fellowship hall after the service, then they came home
with us and we spent the rest of the afternoon talking and getting to
know each other, and what a delight it was!