Monthly archive for May 2003

Celebrating Graduations

May is the month many schools celebrate graduations. You may have a family member or a close friend that is graduating. We have one such celebration in our family. Our middle grandson is graduating from pre-school. This may not seem as important as graduation from high school or college, but he certainly thinks it is. Many First Place classes will also be coming to a close and having victory celebrations. One definition in the dictionary for the word graduation is “to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a higher one.” That is a great definition identifying our progress in First Place. I pray you had a great session and met your weight loss goal for this session, memorized each one of the ten memory verses, established a quality quiet time and Bible Study regimen, plus worked out an exercise program that is consistent and you enjoy.

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May 2003

We started our Spring session of “First Place” on March 24th. We will continue through Monday, June 2nd. We have (I believe) 20 in this session, which includes four men. I am always excited when we have men in our group. Anita and I started something about a year ago that has worked well for us, and has been received well by our “First Place” groups. We all meet together, on Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. One week Anita does the Bible Study overview and I do the wellness feature. The next week we alternate. It has gone real well. Anyway, we are enjoying the material. We are doing “Seeking God’s Best” this session, which, as you know, is about Ruth. What an exciting study! But, what has been most exciting about the past two sessions is how we are reaching out into our commmunity, with as many as 1/3 of our

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