Thursday, September 13, 2007


There are so many blessings when you work in full-time ministry. Some of the biggest blessings are the youth families. So many families have become our partners in ministry. The Ratliffs are one of those allies. Their daughter Ashley is a senior. Well, they went out of their way and got us tickets to the Ole Miss, Mizzou game. We were counting down the weekends to the big game! We have not seen our Tigers play in person in two years! Not only did Danny and I go; we were joined by some of our friends from college. Davo, T, Bellsey and Michelle drove down from Columbia. We were having major flashbacks to the good ole days at Faurot Field. We got decked out in everything black and gold, piled in the van and followed the Williamsons to Oxford. Once we arrived, we tailgated with the Johnsons. And for the record, no one tailgates like Ole Miss fans! As we walked by different tents we saw people eating catered food off of china plates in front of their flat screen TV's. I have never seen anything like it. There were tables set with lace tablecloths, floral centerpieces and real silverware. We were in awe! Not only do Ole Miss fans know how to tailgate, hard core, but they are also some of the most gracious fans we've ever been around. They were kind to us (the visitors!) the entire time we were there. Needless to say, we had a fabulous time and Mizzou walked away with a win! I'll try to add some pics of our "Mizzou Crew". Go tigers!!