November 12, 1995 – Sunday – 9:40 p.m.

Most of the snow has melted away.  Church went well this morning.  I washed clothes this afternoon with Jeff, Vince, and Curtis.  Christmas play practice was tonight.  It went okay, but I have a lot of work ahead of me.  This next month is going to be very busy.  Please help me Lord.  Give me the patience.

I am becoming a part of Heaton Christian Church.  Other leaders are asking me for favors and ideas.  All of it concerning drama.  Tonight we went to McDonald’s after the service.  These people here have become my family.  And although my previous church is still a vital living part of me, it is moving away, back into my past, and this beautiful church is taking its place.

I miss my mom in a way.  I think I’ll call her simply to say “I love you.”

But before I do, let me mention that Dan and I had an interesting conversation today.  He has become someone that I can really talk to.  I feel understood by him.  I’m glad he is here.

Speaking of understanding me, Charlie went to Kentucky for the weekend with Kate.  She had a soccer game there.  I miss him.

December 18, 1994 – Sunday – 1:55 a.m.

Tonight (Saturday) we had the party for the Sunday School class at Heaton Christian Church.  We played  Chinese Christmas and I ended up with a Forrest Gump T-shirt.  It says Forrest Gump for President: He doesn’t know why he’s running.  I love it.

The party was a lot of fun.  Jeni and I are fine.  I am so in love with her.

Christmas is soon.  I will go home in about three days.

Wow!

Bummer.

I will miss Jeni so much.

September 11, 1994 – Sunday – 1:47 p.m.

I just got back from hours of fellowship with other Christians.  I went to Heaton Christian Church with Charlie.  Kristi was there with Michelle and a girl named Lisa I believe.  They are students here at Lees-McRae. Glenda is Charlie’s ex-girlfriend and she goes to church there as well.  This church is full of so many young people.  Both college and high school age.  They all know each other just like I knew all of the young people at Abundant Life Christian Center.

I am the stranger now.

But it takes time to get close to people and be their friend.

I have four years to do so.

My adventure has begun.

When we came back to eat lunch in the cafeteria, there was a Sunday School type thing in a private dining room that we all went to.  There was a leader, someone a part of the administration, and a lovely discussion with our meal.  During the discussion, Charlie mentioned me and my Christian walk and said he really looked up to me.

You are wonderful Jesus.

If I didn’t have you or this fellowship then my spiritual life would be lacking for sure.

You are up here with me.

You kept your word.

You knew what you were doing all along.

You are here.

Here with me at Lees-McRae.