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Here We are, the Middle of Summer...

Indiana weather being as unpredictable as ever, families vacationing, others working and or prepping for the year ahead.

My family just came back from our trip to Memphis where we enjoyed all things Elvis and BBQ! We also spent some time at The National Civil Rights Museum located at the Lorraine Motel in Downtown Memphis where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life was senselessly ended. If you ever have the opportunity to visit, I strongly encourage it, there are lessons to be learned there.

Prior to our vacation we hosted our annual summer VBC and once again our theme, volunteers and turnout did not disappoint! Prior to that we had an amazing night with The Sharing Table banquet all while getting myself comfortable in my new position…Whew!!! I feel like we have had so much going on these last 4 months that most times I would be telling myself “Girl, come up for air” yet I feel differently about the busyness.

It is bright, energetic, infectious, inviting and all together a real feeling of thriving. I look forward to all the upcoming events we have planned (and those yet to be planned), new opportunities to better serve our community and the communities that surround us, the many changes that are and will take place to our facility (especially the ADA upgrades), the new and returning students of PWNS and a new school year of Sunday Faith Formation; we just keep moving forward.

It is like being on a road trip and watching all the signs on the way; how many miles until the next stop, what gas stations or fast-food joints are coming up and weighing out the options with your travel squad. There is anticipation in even those simple moments and it is the same for our FPCV “road trip;” as we drive forward, we can look back in the rearview mirror and see what we just passed, look out the front windshield, and watch all the signs ahead to see where we are going. It is a wide open road with the occasional road work detour that will no doubt be frustrating but we will still be guided to our destination. You’ve all heard people say “Jesus, is my co-pilot” right? Whether He is driving or riding shotgun there is no one I’d rather be on this trip with! Who’s with me?

As always, I leave you with love and blessings,



Jul 22, 2023

Thank you, Trish. You've given me thoughts to lift my heart. I wish you smiles. God Bless.

Trish Lawson
Jul 22, 2023
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Awe, thank you Marilyn! Love you sweet friend!

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