I just finished up one of the most amazing experiences of my life- teaching a class with Dusty Rush at the 2011 Tulsa Workshop! Wow. Now THAT was an experience for a little girl from Viola Arkansas, population 326. There were more people in our classes than in the Viola Public School system when I graduated. Humbling, a great honor for sure.
(For all you Viola folks, you’ll not be surprised to hear that I kicked my heels off and told a story about wetting my pants in public while eating from a bag of beef jerky at a gas station. See? The city life hasn’t changed me a bit! : D )
Many thanks to Dusty Rush who is not just an incredible mentor but one of my best friends. Teaching with Dusty is absolutely one of my favorite things to do in the whole world. He is easy to work with, extremely wise and hysterically funny.
Dusty is moving to Atlanta’s Campus Church to be their new minister in April. We will miss the entire Rush family desperately, but know that they will be warmly embraced at their new church home, that’s what makes it bearable. Many well wishes to Campus and the Rushes!
Thank you to John Dobbs, Janice Garrison, Mason Puckett, Steve Tucker, Carl Feril, Jennifer Alpers, Bobby Valentine, Shane Coffman, Tanya Gambill, Angie Burns, Lori Mize, Laura Cottongim, Tim Rush, Amanda Bledsoe, Sheri Stephens, Nancy Woodall, Jamie Foster, Paula Harrington, Marilyn& James Sikes (my parents) who have listened to me continually talk since 1976, Roger Duvall, Crystal Rush, Jenny & Seth Simmons and Steve Floyd for the love and encouragement. Much love and thanks to UCC. You are an incredible people of God and I am blessed to call you family.
Kari Woodall took wonderful care of my boys. She is every mother’s dream sitter and beautiful child of God. Thank you Kari!
Final, greatest thanks goes to my husband Greg. Truly a blessing from God, he is my best friend and biggest fan, since 1989. He makes the good days great and the bad days bearable. You are by far, the funniest one in the Sanders House. Love you Babe.