Now & Then — The best laid plans can easily go awry

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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As a minister’s family in a church of circuit riders, we have moved many times in the past 50 years. I count 18 moves since 1961. For Methodist preachers, moving means planning and moving on a set moving day. On moving day, the moving out minister and family leave the house in the morning, and the new minister and family arrive sometime in the afternoon, usually greeted by a team of people gathered to help unload their moving truck. So, for us, moving always meant planning in advance, packing in advance, scheduling a moving van or renting a UHaul in advance, and moving on schedule.

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