Nov 5, 2010

Autumn Notes: Hello Old Friends

The Starlings and the Maycocks. Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hello old friends
there's really nothing new to say
but the old old story bears repeating
and the plain old truth grows clearer everyday
when you find something worth believing
that's a joy that nothing could take away

And so we meet again
after all these many years. . .
--Rich Mullins

Early last month we had the privilege of meeting up with some of old friends from our college days, Eric and Heidi Starling. It turns out, as one rode led them to another, that they ended up moving to Cleveland, Ohio only a little before we did. When we found out, via Facebook, that they were so close by, we knew it would be only a matter of time before our families got together.

And so it was that on a bright autumn Sunday morning that Heidi and Eric, with their young son drove down from Cleveland for a couple of hours of fun at a park not far from our house and a simple lunch together back at our place. As can only happen with old friends, it was as if the intervening ten years since we'd last seen them had been but a day. There was no awkward attempt at reacquaintance--it was as if we'd never been apart.

Eric and Heidi were our prayer partners, spiritually fervent, and encouraging to us in our walk with God. What a joy to find that their faith hasn't flagged with the passing years. Indeed, the old, old story of Jesus and the plain old Truth of his love continues to be told in their lives. We were blessed to spend time with them again, and hope to be able to do so again soon.

The Feller poses with friends--new to him and old and dear to us--and their son.

A Sabbath Afternoon Walk

Sabbath afternoon, October 16, 2010.

The neighborhood

Mother and child

Moon day

Fall Colors

Father and son

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