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Good Friends
October 19th, 2006 by Mike


Mark, Laura, and Olivia Waltz

Yesterday we had a great day. Turns out our good friends from way, way, back, Mark Waltz, Pastor of Connections at Granger Community Church and his lovely and lively bride, Laura, were on a roat trip for Wired Churches. One of their stops was to Church @ The Springs in Ocala, FL, just 18 miles north of us.

We met for lunch and coffee and catching up. When I say, “good friends,” I really mean it. For 20 years we’ve had a connection that’s rare. Though after the first few years of our friendship, we have lived hundreds of miles from each other, every time we meet, it seems like we’ve been neighbors all along. So when we found out that Mark and Laura were going to be nearby, we knew we’d have to do whatever it took to see them. Fortunately, they had a four hour break in their schedule.

The visit could only have been improved by the presence of their beautiful, funny, and personable daughter, Olivia, who remained at home in Indiana. We missed you Liv. We love you Mark and Laura.


2 Responses  
  • Scoop writes:
    October 19th, 200620:39at

    A personal connection like this is rare and wonderful. I’m glad you continue to nurture and cherish it!

  • mark waltz writes:
    October 26th, 200600:16at

    Mike – We loved our visit with you. Thanks for prioritizing our friendship and making the drive to do lunch and coffee. 20 years – not only a long-term friendship, but an enduring trust. Thanks so much!

    Now, I’m intrigued by the next post: “Unrestrained Sex”. I’m compelled to read on.


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