Friday, September 23, 2011

MrsDrPoe: My Home Away from Home

Once again Foto Friday is upon us!  This week I traveled to the wonderful town of Starkville to present my dissertation proposal.  Thankfully, I obtained my committee's approval for my presentation; then I spent the rest of this week researching, relaxing, and reminiscing.

Tuesday night I attended the weekly meeting of the Campus Bible Students

where we heard a great lesson on the beginning of James from Mr. Bethea.  If you're in the Starkville area on a Tuesday evening, be sure to stop by the Union:

at 7pm to hear a portion of God's word...all are welcome- college student or otherwise.  After the study, Ms. K. Davis and Ms. M. Davis walked with me over to the Chapel of Memories:

and allowed me to recount Mr. Poe's proposal oh so many years ago.

It has been so nice to get out of the city for a little while.  I mean look at this:

How beautiful is this place?  Coming back here to my "home away from home" to all my "family away from family" reminds me of Mark 10:29-30:

So Jesus answered and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel's, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time-- houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions-- and in the age to come, eternal life."



  1. A beautiful set of photos along with a beautiful post. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I love the rainbow photo especially. I can relate to this post. My husband is a pastor, so I have had to leave "home" several times over my adulthood. It is not easy to leave because I have made several home-away-from-home homes. I have found the "family away from family" and the "home away from home" to be rich and wonderful substitutions for when I can't be with my own family members very often.

    Thanks for sharing,

  3. @Denise Krebs That's very cool! And you're so right- our "extra" homes and family are such a fantastic blessing from God!