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Sunday, May 4, 2008

See you in the morning, Ms. Shirley!

Monday night will be the celebration of the home going of my sweet friend, Mrs. Homer (Shirley) Lindsay.  Her late husband was the pastor for many, many years of the great First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida.  Mrs. Lindsay was the perfect example of not only a godly woman, but the perfect example of what a mother, grandmother and wife of a pastor should be like.  She has been a great inspiration to me for over 25 years since I first met her.  Our last conversation was in January at the Pastor's conference when Johnny went to preach for that annual event.  We had a very long visit and she was insisting that I plan a time to go to Jacksonville and stay with her in her home.  I regret that I never did take the time to take her up on such a sweet, kind invitation but I will never forget her kindness toward me and her forever admiration of my preacher husband that she loved to hear preach.  

Just a few weeks ago after the Mega Metro Conference in Orlando, a group of us pastor's wives was discussing the upcoming convention and specifically the annual luncheon for the minister's wives.  I told the ladies that I had intended for several years to nominate Mrs. Lindsay for the Dawson Award that is given to an outstanding wife of a minister each year.  Those ladies all conferred and we made a call to put in our nomination for her for next year since it was too late for the 2008 conference.  Another example of waiting until it is too late!  Mrs. Shirley Lindsay is my nominee for the Minister's Wife of the Century!

Our prayers are with my sweet friend, Peggy, another outstanding minister's wife, in the death of her wonderful mother, Mrs. Shirley Lindsay.