Archive for May, 2013

Time with Grandkids!

Posted on May 20, 2013 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

We rarely see our overseas grandkids on the mission field, but we anticipated retirement would bring frequent occasions to be with those stateside. However, as they have grown older and have lives filled with school, work and social commitments, occasions to be together have not been as often as we anticipated. Of course, our own commitments and travel have contributed to that.

We have been delighted that two separate travel itineraries in the last few weeks have allowed us to spend a few days with our son’s family in the Nashville area where Russell works in corporate media at Lifeway Christian Resources. They live south of Franklin in the Thompson Station and Springhill area. It was a special blessing to …

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April Showers… May Flowers

Posted on May 14, 2013 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

We are having a delightful spring of weekend travel mixed with beautiful spring days at home. Last weekend included a visit with friends in Memphis, dinner with my sister-in-law in Tupelo and a missions day in in Okolona, MS. The previous weeks included board meetings at CIU in Columbia, SC and William Carey University in Hattiesburg, and mission weekends at churches in Alabama and Fort Worth, TX.

We have had three round trips to Northeast Mississippi on the beautiful Natchez Trace, a leisure traffic-free parkway by-passing nearby communities through fields and woods. This photo was taken of a old rail fence and colorful field near French Camp Academy where we took a diversion on rural roads looking for abandoned home …

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