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    It's official. My work here is done.

    Congregation voted today for a new pastor. My last Sunday is Sept. 29. We have worked toward to this goal for 2 years. I am looking forward to some time off. Hopefully 2 months. So far, the best part of Nevada was visiting the Dowells. The rest has been hard work. Headed to Arizona - someplace...
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

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    Isn't that kinda bad though? They didn't like you? Let me at 'em...I'll change their attitude!
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    i think its her idea more than theres jim, she wanted to go to AZ
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    Good for you, Carol. Enjoy your vacation!
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    Here's to your next adventure Carol.
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    @ Jim & Larry. My purpose for coming here was to help the congregation find its next pastor. That's what I do. It isn't that I wanted to leave. It's that I am done here. It isn't that they want me to go, but that they have little choice. They did their job. I did mine. It is time to move on. As for Arizona, frankly there are places I'd rather go but this is where headquarters are. I could ask to change areas but I probably won't. I like the bishop. He is fair and compassionate. Many are not. Better what you know than what you don't.

    Last time I asked for 4-6 weeks off and I got 2 days. We will see what happens this time. I have a meeting with the bishop next week. In any event, I will be moving in early October, just as soon as I find a place to go!
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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    Thanks, Darren. Would that it were the real stuff!
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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    This has been a year of visitors for us, and I can tell you that having you visit us was definitely something we consider very special.

    It sounds like you've done your job, and have done it well and have helped a lot of people. What's nice is that you now are going to get another opportunity to do the same.

    That sounds like success to me!

    Congratulations!
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    She's like the Lone Ranger of churches . . .

    Our episode tonight opens on a small desert church that has seen better days . . . their hope nearly gone.

    But wait!

    Off in the distance . . .

    Can it be?

    That reverberating rumble, that trundling roar . . . Coming over the hill . .

    It’s Kemosahbee Carol in the Putter Palace to the rescue!
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    Carol, I understand that moving around comes with the job. My grandfather was a Nazarene minister and so my grandparents moved many times though out their years of service.
    Hope you get some time to rest and rejuvenate. Your new home is already waiting on you....you just don't know where it is yet!
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