Monday, April 14, 2008

Sons . . . Masters

My oldest son Josh and his family are moving out of the country. He announced yesterday to his precious church in Houston that he has accepted the preaching position for the Sycamore View Church of Christ in Memphis, Tennessee. Crossing the Mississippi River into a foreign land:).

I am thankful to the Southwest Central Church for treating them so well. There is certainly a mutual love evidenced there. Now I look forward to seeing how the Lord will use them in this new adventure. They will be starting in June. I guess my grandson Truitt will be a Volunteers fan.

It was great having my other son Jonathan and his family here Friday and Saturday. I had a morning leadership retreat on Saturday, so I didn't get to spend a whole lot of time with them. But what time I did was great. Jonathan and I played golf Friday afternoon. And then I hung out with Jed. He is such a delight! Funny, and talking up a storm!

Tiger will have to wait another year for a shot at the Slam. His play seemed to be pretty uninspired this week. Beverly and I watched some of the Masters, and I was struck at how often we would comment about how beautiful Augusta is. I have known a number of people who have been there. All of them say that it is better than they expected. Not many places that is true of. The Grand Canyon. Yellowstone. Augusta.

I read last week that no one has even been added to the waiting list for a ticket to Augusta since 2000. People put their right to purchase tickets in their wills. It's crazy.

Congratulations to Trevor Immelman!


Jeff said...

Trevor who?

I'm surprised to hear Josh is moving and hope his new position will be as good as his previous seemed to be. I'm also glad 2 out of 3 grandchildren are still in Texas.

Anonymous said...

You know ... there are people who read your blog that are east of the Mississippi. My guess is that Josh will get to rub elbows with some Harding alum's - maybe they can be a positive influence on him.

Rick, please excuse the following:

Josh - God speed in your relocation. It is certainly a bitter sweet time. I read your blog and didn't want to interfere with my reply. I know that God will use you and your wonderful family to His glory.