Guest blog post by Dan Bolin, International Director – CCI Worldwide
A well-known Christian novelist has the same name as my high school journalism teacher. For years I wondered if the author might be the same lady who edited my sports column for the Roosevelt High School Rough Rider newspaper in 1969-1970.
On a whim, I sent her an e-mail through her website and sure enough, one in the same lady. We exchanged a few emails and I thanked her for the guidance she provided almost 45 years ago in my first attempts to put thoughts on paper. I also thanked her for opening her classroom before school for our student-led prayer meetings and for inviting some of us to her apartment for Bible study one evening a week.
I think she appreciated the reconnection after four decades. And I think she valued my gratitude for the investment she made in me as a teenager. I hope my thanks gave value to her efforts years ago.
I almost didn’t send the e-mail. I thought, “It is probably just a coincidence of names.” And, “I’ll probably just bother a busy person on a busy day.” But I’m glad I actually pushed ‘send’. The wisdom of Proverbs says, Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. (Proverbs 3:27)