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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

This is what it looked like last night. When I stand before them and speak each year, I can't but think how much their parents would like to be peeking around the corner to watch! (Thanks to Matt Maxwell for the picture.)


  • Mike,
    I love the picture! But I have to tell you that it stirs anxiety in me! I dropped off my 5 year old in Kindergarten for the first time yesterday. I can't imagine the tears that will be shed when we pack him up for college!

    By Blogger ourgreenroom, at 8/18/2004 07:23:00 AM  

  • That picture brings goose bumps to me. I loved those times at ACU! Thanks for bringing me back about 15 years.

    By Blogger Donny, at 8/18/2004 08:57:00 AM  

  • Great Pic and stories. Like Donny- it takes me back 15 years (can we be that old?). The great thing about the candlelight devo is it puts a time limit on the speaker. After 15 minutes the "oooohhhss and aaahhs" aren't coming from the elation of the speakers words- they are coming from the sound of hot wax on fingers...I praise God that ACU freshman have a message from you as they enter their new season in life...
    Via Con Dios

    By Blogger Lovell's Lookout, at 8/18/2004 09:53:00 AM  

  • Mike--
    WOW! What a great picture. I loved those times too. i was there...somewhere between Ty and Donny. Man, what great memories. I miss Abilene. I am so thankful they had a pastoral voice like yours speaking to their hearts...especially for those feeling the loss of Cheryl. Praise God for your ministry there and to so many elsewhere. Love you, man.

    By Blogger Brandon Scott, at 8/18/2004 01:14:00 PM  

  • Last night was awesome. Quile leaned over to me and commented about how that must be the hardest crowd to speak to. The distractions are numerous. Fire, Mosquitoes, Hormones, you name it. But you seem to reach them every year. It is a blessing to have you there.

    I encourage all of you who read Mike's blog to pray for this freshmen class. Praise God! They are an awesome group!

    By Blogger Corey, at 8/18/2004 02:05:00 PM  

  • You guys are way too young. Or am I way to old to be blogging? Back in the dark ages when I was at "ACC" (not ACU) candles could not have been associated with any worship service, or we would have been "like the Catholics". We did have a big bonfire at homecoming, where the new Williams center is now. I think it was to remind us of the fires of Hell. Just no candles. During our Tuesday night devo's on the Ad building steps we had flood lights shining in our faces unless someone put the trash can over them......ss

    By Blogger Sarah_RN, at 8/18/2004 09:36:00 PM  

  • Our yougest daughter is one of those candles. She is a freshman. This picture brought tears to my eyes. We are so thankful that she is able to be a part of such a wonderful experience. This was not done when I was there from l976-1980. God bless each and every student.
    Grace Simpson, Class of l980

    By Blogger Grace Simpson, at 8/19/2004 07:53:00 AM  

  • I'll miss serving with you again this year, Mike. That amphitheatre holds many special spiritual moments for me (and many). I've heard time and time again from freshmen that Candlelight Devo was the moment when they first felt peaceful about their decision to attend ACU. I'm praying for you.

    By Blogger RPorche, at 8/16/2005 06:11:00 AM  

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