It was a beautiful sunny day in Pacadena, CA. I was driving in from Las Vegas, crossing the city on the I-210. I can still see the day in my mind. My cell phone rang and I didn’t recognize the phone number, but felt compelled to answer. (I don’t know about you but many times I don’t answer a call if I don’t recognize the number, and I’ll let it go to voice mail).
Not that day, I answered – a voice from my past. It was a friend that I hadn’t talked to since… gosh around 1971-72.
“Hi Dee, it’s Sherry Rambin from LC”. Once she spoke I did recognize her. WOW! was I surprised and thrilled. That however wasn’t the only surprise. She told me she had been listening to the radio and they played the song, “Let There Be Peace on Earth”, she thought of me and searched for a way to connect. Why? I asked her.
She remembered me singing the song to a group of kids at a special school in Pineville, LA. Sherry and I, as well as my roommate Martha Huffstetler, taught Sunday School for these special kids. I don’t recall singing the song, but she did. Funny, isn’t it. Sometime we make profound impact on people and we often don’t even know it. We had a great visit and connected on FB, and YES, she is the same College friend who filmed our momentous event in the Grand Canyon. THANKS SHERRY for that phone call.
She inspired me to record this song, so I’m sharing it with you – a little New Year’s gift to you.
Let There Be Peace on Earth. Peace in our homes, neighborhoods, families, schools, churches…
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with…. Me!
Life is not a matter of Chance.
It's a matter of Choice.
Choose Wisely and go make it a Great Week!
And for goodness sakes, make a Difference as you go.