June 17, 2016
We woke up to a stormy looking morning in Harrison this morning. But the weather held for us as we loaded the bus to leave Harrison. We said goodbye to Pike and Nash, who left to go home to Tyler. After a short bus ride, we stopped at Thorncrown Chapel. This small wood and glass chapel is considered one of hundred most important American buildings of the 20th century. But more than that, it is a beautiful place where it is easy to sense the Lord’s presence and worship.
This afternoon, we went to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. This museum is a gift from Alice Walton, wife of Walmart founder, Sam Walton. We broke into three groups and were given a guide for and hour. Then, we had some time to explore on our own. It is a wonderful place and I highly recommend it to you. The kids seemed to enjoy it too!!!
This evening,we had supper at a Fayetteville landmark, The Catfish Hole. They served us quickly and efficiently and the food was great. My nephew, Trent Lea stopped by along with daughters Camryn and Emerson. It was great to see them too! Afterwards, we went to Butterfield Trail Village for a concert. The kids did a great job, as usual.
Tonight, we visited the campus of the University of Arkansas. The name of every graduate is carved into sidewalk somewhere on campus. I gave them a general location and they took off. 15 minutes later, Tiffany O’Neal found it. She got the $20 bill I used for incentive. We all had fun!
At the hotel, FDC alum, Stuart Hurst, dropped by for a visit and bright along his wife, Brooke. It was great to see them and to hear how the Lord is working in their lives. There are excited days ahead for this young couple as they follow Christ. Godspeed, Stuart and Brooke!
Time for rest. We’ll be home tomorrow. I’ll have the kids text you with an eta once I firm it up.
See you soon!
Peace and love,