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Crossed Paths

We all say it: “It’s a small world.” Indeed, it is! In one day, Kathy ran into two people at our resort in Vail who are good friends with our friends. And so, we now have connections with people in Wichita, Kansas, who are Bible study partners with our friends who live in Wichita. We have visited in our Wichita friends’ mountain vacation home in Breckenridge in the past and my friend in Wichita also served with me on the Board of Regents for Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. On our way back home to Tomball in two weeks, we will stop over in Wichita so that all of us can “do lunch” together. That way, “new friends” can become “old friends.” Next, Kathy met family friends of our Tomball friends, Kevin and Betsy Schlichting. Kevin’s parents eat out regularly with these Denver area folks and Kevin attended high school with their sons. What great visits we have had!

Unfortunately, in all of this, I went swimming with my new iPhone 5. This is not the first time in my life that I have done this. I had put the phone in my swimming trunks’ pocket and, in all the visiting with new acquaintances, simply forgot. After about 20 minutes in the pool, it kind of jolted me when I remembered. The phone now resides in rice for the next few days. It may power up and it may not–such is life. You would think I would learn that iPhones and water do not mix–maybe this time that truth will impress upon my mind and maybe not–such is life. WEG



  1. Linda Schaefer says:

    SA la vi such is life

    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing: it is the gift of God. Eph 2:8

  2. Ann Marie Gallagher says:

    We put our “wet” phone in the freezer overnight and then in rice. That did the trick.
    They do make cases for the IPhone that are waterproof. Might be a good investment for you.

  3. Roger Tornga says:

    That’s what you get for emmersing, rather than sprinkling!

  4. Donna Pyle says:

    What a wonderful journey you and Kathy continue to have! Strengthening bonds with old friends, embracing new ones and spending time with family makes it all the sweeter.

  5. Michele Snow says:

    I look forward to reading each new post. It’s fun to travel through your eyes! You need to invest in a “Lifeproof case”. Just learned about them at Splashtown – completely waterproof. Blessings on your continued journey – keep sending those posts.

    In Christ,

  6. melisa standly says:

    Wayne…you and Randy are kindred brothers on all kinds of levels….he baptized his IPHONE 5 yesterday in Lake Charles, LA and fortunately, his friend dove in after it….it stayed in the freezer all night and then in rice today. He is at the Verizon store as we speak…making his plea!

    Your trip looks so amazing and we are so grateful for your health and playfulness with the kids…..enjoy the time, it goes so fast!!

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