Israelite Walk Happening in Bartow, Florida

 

I guess you could only do this at a private school, but I’m still delighted to see it happening.

Elsa Huff, a teacher at First Methodist School in Bartow, FL is leading her 40th annual Israelite Walk on Friday. She will be walking with third through fifth graders on this journey. At the age of 72, she is inviting students, alumni and any other interested parties to join her and her students in this journey of 5 ½ miles, from Polk State College to her school.

She is commemorating the Israelites’ 40 years of wandering in the desert, before they reached the promised land.

I celebrate her for her commitment to honor this historic time, which is foundational to the Judeo-Christian tradition.

It is one thing to commemorate a special time through study and prayer.

It is another to remember it through one’s body and soul.

Thank you, Elsa Huff.

There are 9 comments.

  1. JoelB Member

    It would be interesting to know what other instruction went along with this.

    • #1
    • January 30, 2019, at 8:19 AM PDT
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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn Post author

    JoelB (View Comment):

    It would be interesting to know what other instruction went along with this.

    Actually I might call her; her phone number was listed in the article.

    • #2
    • January 30, 2019, at 8:49 AM PDT
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  3. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn Post author

    Just to update you, the phone number in the article was for the school, but no one called me back. I can’t help wondering if they are worried about my motives, with all the attacks on Christian schools. Oh well . . .

    • #3
    • January 31, 2019, at 9:02 AM PDT
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  4. Arahant Member

    Susan Quinn: She is commemorating the Israelites’ 40 years of wandering in the desert, before they reached the promised land.

    See what happens when you let a woman direct you? She asks directions, and it doesn’t take nearly forty years.

    • #4
    • January 31, 2019, at 9:28 AM PDT
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  5. Jim McConnell Member

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Arahant  

    Susan Quinn: She is commemorating the Israelites’ 40 years of wandering in the desert, before they reached the promised land.

    See what happens when you let a woman direct you? She asks directions, and it doesn’t take nearly forty years.

    Snigger.

    • #5
    • January 31, 2019, at 9:35 AM PDT
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  6. George Townsend Inactive

    Susan Quinn: Thank you, Elsa Huff.

    God Bless her. And thanks for the Post.

    • #6
    • January 31, 2019, at 9:38 AM PDT
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  7. Caryn Member

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Arahant

    Susan Quinn: She is commemorating the Israelites’ 40 years of wandering in the desert, before they reached the promised land.

    See what happens when you let a woman direct you? She asks directions, and it doesn’t take nearly forty years.

    Snigger.

    But you end up in Florida!

    • #7
    • January 31, 2019, at 2:00 PM PDT
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  8. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn Post author

    Caryn (View Comment):

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Arahant

    Susan Quinn: She is commemorating the Israelites’ 40 years of wandering in the desert, before they reached the promised land.

    See what happens when you let a woman direct you? She asks directions, and it doesn’t take nearly forty years.

    Snigger.

    But you end up in Florida!

    Now that’s funny, @caryn!

    • #8
    • January 31, 2019, at 2:57 PM PDT
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  9. Front Seat Cat Member

    It’s interesting that this teacher is bringing history to life, talking about an historic event and making it real. Is this rare? I think so.

    • #9
    • January 31, 2019, at 4:26 PM PDT
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