Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Old" Friends

These two guys were roommates from 1985 to 1989 and shared more than anybody probably wants to know. Time and distance may have separated them in many ways, but their friendship remains a strong force today.

We had an opportunity to spend some time with these dear friends yesterday and catch up on what is going on in their lives. Brief visits throughout the years have allowed us to stay in touch but not really up-to-date. It was wonderful to be able to sit down and talk at length about everything and about nothing.

Sorry, Jim. It really was a Rainy Mountain.

Dean, Liz, and their boys are part of a church planting mission near Denver and were able to share how God has confirmed and directed the process. It is so encouraging to see God at work in such a mighty way and know that He is affecting lives that might never have heard the Gospel without this work.

This motley crew is the offspring of these two former college yahoos who grew up to be responsible, productive adults making a difference in the world in which we live. We pray these guys do the same, whether they are playing roller hockey, writing novels, reporting the news, producing life-changing films, or just eating us out of house and home.

Speaking of eating, a home-cooked meal after weeks of eating out was worth the price of admission alone. Thanks so much, guys!

We had a wonderful evening and loved every moment. Thanks for having us. Hope to see you on our side of the Mississippi soon. Happy 16th Birthday, Jake.

We love you.

1 comment:

Dean said...

Hey great post and great pictures. Realized after you left that we did not get pics of the ladies together. Oh well, neither one's pregnant so their stock is down right now anyway. Hey, we all had a great time...very fun visiting and catching up with you guys. Long way from Mrs. Hardy's first grade class, huh?