if I could change

Seven teams are here & some California folks visited as did some Alabama folks yesterday. It is amazing how much has been done this summer. It is incredible. God has blessed us so much.

Because of demonstrations in the city we were unable to get to a couple of important government appointments so hopefully we can get them done Friday.

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Epicutetus said, "First say to yourself what you would like to be, and then do what you have to". Yesterday I shared with you that there were things I would like to change in my life. It is frustrating to know that you could be a better father, a better husband and a better minister and not changing as you would like to.

Do you believe you can change? I do believe that I can change. Slowing down is probably the key to my future. The pace that Dottie and I have been on for a quarter century has just worn me down. I want to live a full life and be productive each day. In order to do that it is necessary to be surround by supportive staff and friends.

Every step of my life has been taken with the support of someone else. The death of our first child brought Rusty & Eva into our lives who walked us through the process. The fork in the road we faced following that death was such a difficult decision. Should we stay in California or return to Louisiana? In steps Dr Hall at Northwestern and my life went in that direction only to reach another fork where Dr Cunningham from the University of Florida was waiting with the next road sign for my life.

I could take you right through my life until this day but it would be many pages of words. Suffice it to say we need friends around us to help us NOT walk alone.