Dear New Directions’ Alumni,
Greetings to all of you!
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for my family and me. We are very comforted by the Lord even though we continue to miss J.L. greatly.
I wish you all could have been there for the service celebrating Herbie’s life and his impact on so many people. It was such a blessing for all of us as we remembered a really Godly man.
“As for Me, this is My covenant with them,”
says the Lord. "My Spirit, Who is on you, and
My words that I have put in your mouth
will not depart from your mouth,
or the mouths of your children,
or the mouths of their descendants
from this time on and forever,”
says the Lord." (Isaiah 59:21)
Dear Friends and Family,
This verse means a great deal to me because I felt God gave it to me on August 2, 1993, almost 23 years ago. I have prayed it often over the years. Even though it was a promise given to the children of Israel, I have claimed it for our own children, and theirs, and those yet to come.
Dear Friends and Partners,
J.L. asked me to share my thoughts about the past 5 days and Luke’s return. I’m not saying I speak for everyone, but this is my perspective today: Friday, August 2.
Dear Friends, Family and Partners,
Two men were born in different states and never knew each other. But their choices in life dramatically affected the generations that came after them.
The first man was only a child when his father died. His young widowed mother struggled to support her son and decided to remarry to secure a financial future for her and him. But she didn’t count on the fact that the new husband would not want another man’s son in his house. With much sadness, she was forced to send him away to live with relatives, with aunts and uncles. This was especially hard for him because he had to help support himself by working in the local mill while continuing to attend school. What kind of man and father would he grow up to be when his two immediate male role models had either died or rejected him?