For the third morning in a row, I woke up in this wonderful house. Church was really fun as usual. A lot of people complemented me on the performance of Christmas Comes to Long Star Gulch last night. Not only did I direct, but I played the lead as well.
During the service, I sat in front of Melissa. She seemed down and lonely. There is a part of the service in which people greet one another. I turned around and hugged Melissa and said, “Vince wanted me to tell you Merry Christmas.” Her face it up and a breath of teary, joyful relief burst from her body. She smiled. She seemed so beautiful and innocent. I’ve never seen Melissa that way before.
Perhaps I am helping these two souls. And perhaps at the same time, I am, unknowingly, helping myself.
Lees-McRae College has taken me many places. Heaton, Cincinnati, Albany, and now…Lone Star Gulch.