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An article in the March/April Issue of Victoria Magazine described a woman who married for money, then later fell in love with her husband. They eventually divorced, and she left her home state of California for a small town in Virginia. The selling point was a set of railroad tracks through the center of town. She purchased […]

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Bowing Out Gracefully


It is hard to stop. At least for me it is. Especially when I know that the work will continue. In 2004 I became a full time missionary and moved to the Republic of Georgia. My relationship and with the country had been growing for a couple of years and I got to visit twice before I moved here. The first trip I came in February when I thought the winter would be at its worst. Georgia did not disappoint me and my arrival was greeted with a snow storm.

The car that was taking me out to the village I would be staying in got stuck in the snow, trying to go uphill, and I got out with another American and pushed the car up hill until its tires caught on some clear ground. The car dared not stop and those receding tail lights made me very sad. It was mile before the driver felt safe enough to stop and wait for us to catch up and I got the pleasure of walking in thick snow, up hill and even more treacherously down hill, in freezing temperatures. For an experienced northern it would not have been much a test, I suppose, but for this Florida boy it tested my mettle and I knew then that I had to be sure of my call to come and live in such winters.