It was such a wonderful time that Sharon and I spent in Windom! I pray we get to spend more time in Windom in the coming years.
Many of you mentioned you enjoy my writings in the Citizen. Thank you for your encouragement. Even though many of you do not know me, we are linked together as Windommites! You see, when you study the history of Windom it has always been a strong town. It has had many, many challenges in it's history but it perseveres.
I travel all over and see many towns the size of Windom going down hill. Look at your town, under 5,000 folks, BUT you have an excellent newspaper, AM/FM radio station, schools, hospital, industry and small businesses, fire and police, the farming community, etc. You have a solid community. Many crave what you have.
Sometimes when you live some place, you do not know how truly blessed you are.
Sharon and I went to the River City Eatery and I was so blessed to see my classmate Kim (Glidden) Nielsen there. It's owned by her daughter and her husband. Well, if you have eaten there you know how outstanding the food is! By the way Kim's daddy and my daddy served on the Fire Department together for years!
It was good to see that Bernie is still cutting hair. Went over to see classmate, Frank, and his shoe store -- what inventory! No reason to shop out of town! Got to meet Dave at the Citizen for the first time!
This was our first visit to Windom in 10 years. The town looks so good!
Toured the historic Courthouse. I remember writing letter after letter to the Citizen in the battle to save the old high school! It is such a blessing to see it flourishing. Thank YOU, LORD!
Then to see what is happening with the old theater, WOW! Great stuff! Community Pride! Windom gave me a solid foundation in my life and I am ever so grateful! There are many more stories of success in Windom, many of you know them better than I. It has always been a community with pride!
We got to spend time with my brother, Dave, and his wife, Denise, and attended the wedding of our niece, Megan, and got to spend a short time with sister, Deb.
One final note, there were three people that I missed on this trip that are very, very special to me. They helped me so much in my life to grow into what I am today. Coaches Ron Meyer and Jack Kelly, once a coach always a coach! The other is my former workmate at the school, Ted Peters. I am so sorry I did not see you guys. I am weeping as I type this because of the way these guys touched my heart.
Ron Meyer gave me the highest honor when at the Sr. High Athletic Banquet he introduced me as Ron Meyer Jr. In my service to him and the athletic teams, I learned much.
We are never to forget the love shown to us by others and these three men and many, many more in Windom have shown me love over the years.
The Daily CUP that I write everyday at www.deweysdailycup.com has more readers from Windom than I thought. It seems Windom always gets into many of my writings or preaching!
I also have founded a new ministry that I am moving into full-time. It's called For God's Glory Alone Ministries. Find out more at www.fggam.org