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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dinner with the Gilchrists

It's been about three weeks but I had to share this sweet pic of our time with our dear friends, Steven & Ebony Gilchrist. They were back in town for a wedding and joined us for dinner. They've been gone for about a year now as they moved to Louisville, KY, so Steven could attend Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. They were a part of our IMPACT group, and through that community, they became a very special part of our lives. While in our group, Ebony accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior, and Steven (quite the Biblical scholar) would provide a "Big Hairy Question" for the group. His questions were always challenging.

Aside from IMPACT, we spent an evening every week simply praying for each other, our group, our church, and our friends. As I look back, it was such an encouraging and refining time in both of our lives. Chris and I miss those evenings the most. It was so wonderful to spend an evening with them again and catch up on our lives . . . just like old times.

We are so thankful for the Gilchrists and what they mean to us. We are also thankful the Lord saw fit to allow our paths to cross, even if for a short time, so we could experience a glimpse of what Luke penned in the Acts 2:42-47 passage, "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, the breaking of bread and to prayer . . . All the believers were together and had everything in common." We love and miss you guys!!


  1. My first time to visit your blog and I watch and read with tears in my eyes...for many reasons of course, but we definitely miss you guys most of all. Kels we haven't known each other long, but it's like we've been the best of friends for so much longer. Having lived just down the hall from you at OBU and didn't know it is still funny to me! We too are very thankful to have Kennedy's in our lives. You have blessed us, encouraged us, laughed and cried with us. Alexa is just a joy to watch...she is "hope" for me as well
    We love you guys and you gotta come to Louisville sometime.

  2. I love you too sweet friend!! I am so thankful Alexa is "hope" for you - that's our prayer for her life. Reading your comment got me all teary-eyed. You can't do that to me :) We DO have to visit you guys on your stomping ground next.