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Hot Seat Repeats

I thought we would take some time to review those that have been in the Hot Seat so far. I know that some folks have come along and wanted to encourage a past Hot Seater and felt that their comment might not be read. Well here’s your chance to comment on anyone of the past Hot Seaters.

Introducing – Hot Seat Repeats…

Dennis Wilson

Dennis you have honestly been such a blessing to my life. You have taught me incredible lessons about how to live like Jesus. You have shown me, through your quiet unimposing way, how to have strength. You have shown me how Jesus treats friends, sinners and prodigal sons (or daughters). Thank you for your encouragement when things were so hard for me that I couldn’t breathe. Knowing that you were praying for me and that you “had my back” gave me strength to keep getting up and making it through one more day. —Sherry Fisher

Dennis, I guess I’d have to say I’m especially grateful for the couple months I got to spend with you in Perm. I respected you before then, but I feel like, in Russia, my eyes were opened to see the gift that is Dennis Rowland Wilson. Your endurance, your dedication to knowing the Word, your deep love for that Russian church… your example still pushes me today. Thank you so much. –Tim Rush

Tim Rush

I love Tim’s heart and mind. I appreciate every conversation I’ve ever had with him, from the deep and theological to the purely juvenile. –James Kinnard

I admire Tim’s commitment to his walk with the Lord, as well as his love for his family. His blog is one of my favorites because I enjoy how he dotes on Kim and his kids. That really speaks to the kind of man he is. –Sarah Floyd

At a time when many would have walked on the other side of the road – Tim has proven over and over again that he is willing to be counted as a friend of sinners. He has never – never – acted ashamed to be a friend to those of us who needed a friend – someone to walk with us…someone to love us…someone to care. –Dennis Wilson

Heather Winter

On a serious note, I do remember how impressed I was/am with Heather and her dedication to the study of God’s Word. It was Heather who challenged me in Ed Wharton’s class to study harder because she always aced his tests (even though she was out partying [in an AIM kinda way] the night before!!) – Stuart McGuiggan

I appreciate my wife more than any of you, as you can imagine. I fell in love with her out in a California desert, sitting under the stars back when she was fifteen – and that hasn’t stopped. –Mike Winter

Michelle Harris

I love you lots Michelle! You were always this little bright spot no matter where you went. My memory of you is sweet and always brings a smile to my face. I am glad that we are still friends and have the hope of our families getting together and reconnecting before the years roll too far along. –Heather Winter

Then the back door opened and in walked the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen. She was flushed again with this nervous smile. She floated down the isle and stood right next to me. I have no idea what the pastor (my dad) said, but I do remember looking at Michelle and thinking that I was soo marrying outside my class. My life has been blessed ever since. –Jason Harris

Angie Burns

I love you Angie…I don’t know that I have specific stories to share, but when I think of you…I smile. You were always someone that I admired and enjoyed. I remember hearing you sing and the beauty that that brings. Thank you for letting me teach you the most precious song I have ever known and helping me find a way to honor the most special person to me. I love you and have missed you. I thank God for you…-Cheri Smith

When I think of you I mainly think of that GREAT BIG smile you always have for EVERYONE you come into contact. If you didn’t have a smile on your face it was because your heart was touched by someone else’s hard times and hurts. – Radonna Kinnard

When I think of what it means to hunger and thirst for righteousness, you come to mind, Angie. Even through some of your darkest days, she still remained faithful. – Sarah Floyd

Jason Harris

As for Jason H, well, I doubt you remember this Jason, but my parents came to visit me while I was an AIMer and my mother had a big crush on you. In fact, to this day she still mentions the “extremely good-looking young lad” and wonders how you’re doing. – Claire McGuire

I always thought that Terry had high standards for himself, the team he was on, and loved the Lord more than anything. Saying that, he had you as his closest friend so that in itself speaks volumes about YOU. I hope you know that there were two things I knew about you without having “to know you”….you loved the Lord and you were funny as all get out. I hope you have a great day! – Shelly Carriker

Eli and I have many great memories with Jason. And yes he was the target of a pretty girl who was going to “catch her a man”. We had the pleasure of being there on a camping trip when he asked her to be his bride. Video tape rolling again. We all stayed in Michelle’s parents tent (The Hillary). We roughed it in the wilderness all together. We found a cool ice cave, slid down some snow, hiked the mountains, froze at night, and had a great time together. Someday we’ll have to repeat that trip, kids in tow. – Kelcey Hooper

Sarah Floyd

I can tell you some things about Sarah. She truly cares about others and has a generous spirit particularly to those she loves. She is honest and faithful. She loves God so. One of the most intelligent people I know, I always learn something when I am with her. She is also all kinds of fun! Fabulous on roadtrips, usally bringing the best music. I have always been thankful for the day we became friends. God has used her in my life in so many ways to teach me about His love and grace. – Lisa Robertson

Sarah gives so deeply of herself that sometimes she feels she is doing nothing at all. Yet she feels that way becuase that spirit is simply a part of her make-up–like her eye color or complexion. – Elaine Santos

But just in the little time that I have met you … I have seen in you qualities that were in your name sake, Sarah, the woman God chose to be the wife of His friend Abraham and the great great great, etc. grandmother of our Lord Jesus. When you read about Sarah’s life – you learn that she was an attractive woman (even Kings were attracted to her) … a woman with a sense of humor (she laughs – not at God – but with her husband at this marvelous joke God will play on the world through them) … a woman loyal to her family – following her husband, as he searched for the city promised by God and defending her son – protecting his rights as the promised one. You are such a woman – attractive, fun, and faithful. May God use you … as He used the original Sarah … to fulfill His purpose in the world. Thank you for sharing your life with us. –Rex Boyles

Paige Foreman

My most favorite memory of you is when we were in Portugal and you had a big jar of change. The time for us to be going home was here and you were deciding what to do with the money. Well, you decided to drop it by the blind beggar woman in the picoas (thats for Tim), who we passed every day to go get the mail. Quietly doing God’s work, that is what I love about you and that is my favorite memory of you. – Michelle Harris

Paige. You are a gift. I have loved you all of your life. You have always been and are even now … one of my favorites … of all time. I do thank God for the gift that He gave me … my family … our church … when He brought you home – to Him – to us. Thank you for coming to find me … – Rex Boyles

You are a unique spirit, so fully embracing the life God gave you and the new life Jesus brought you. The Bible embraces the truth that the older should teach the younger…and these are valuable, precious lessons for sure. But I think it also supports the concept of the younger teaching the older (I’m thinking of Jesus setting a little child in the midst of the older people). Take it from an old man…your spirit teaches me, reminds me, about what is most precious, most needed in life. – Doug Oakes


 

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Comments on: "Hot Seat Repeats" (3)

  1. I love that picture of you Paige! And the one of Dennis…and the one of Sarah…More than that I love hearing others remember and honor the folks that I have just had the privilege to meet over the last couple of years. What a blessing your blog is ….even if you started it under duress 😉 But the bigger blessing is having you around!!

    THANKS SHERRY … I’M GLAD I’VE HAD THE BLESSING OF BEING AROUND YOU GUYS AS WELL.

  2. Amen, Sherry!

    🙂

  3. If you don’t take my picture off the top of your blog – no one is ever going to come back…time for you to get your teachers pen out and do some writing!

    YOU MAY BE RIGHT … NOT MANY PEOPLE ARE COMMENTING ON THIS ONE. TEACHER’S PEN? ARE SUGGESTING THAT I ACTUALLY WRITE SOMETHING INSTEAD OF JUST PUTTING OTHERS ON THE SPOT?

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