This week, I take a moment on this blog to highlight Terry Miller and Fawn Bauer. Terry has been a shepherd at Sycamore View for nearly 20 years. He loves hugs of every kind—side hugs, bear hugs, cheek-to-cheek hugs, etc. Try it at your own risk! Seriously, Terry may be a man of few words, but it is evident that his heart for Jesus is huge! He has been involved in our mission efforts since he first came to Sycamore View. Yes, he may be able to do an eyebrow like The Rock, and yes, he and his precious wife Carolyn are a gift to this church family. They are celebrating 48 years of marriage!!!
Fawn has only been with us a few months, but it feels like she has been part of our family for much longer than that. She is witty, passionate, and she isn’t afraid to tell Hinkle what to do. We need more of that around here. Fawn is a woman who deeply cares about living in step with the Holy Spirit, and it shows, as she dispenses much wisdom as we wrestle with being faithful to the call of God here in this church.
Be sure and tell Terry and Fawn how much you appreciate them: Terry (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Fawn (email@example.com).
MEET FAWN & TERRY
How long have you lived in the 901?
Fawn Bauer (FB): 64 days (as of Tuesday, Nov. 11)
Terry Miller (TM): 30 Years
What are your three favorite Memphis restaurants?
FB: One and Only BBQ’s pulled chicken and twice baked potato salad, Elwood’s Shack fish tacos (thank you Kathy McCoy), and Memphis Mojo Cafe
TM: On The Border, El Molino, Cracker Barrel
What is your favorite cereal?
FB: Quaker Oat Squares
TM: Frosted Mini Wheats
What is your favorite season of the year, and why?
FB: Summer because my feet are never cold during the summer. Also, no school!
TM: Fall because summer is over and I like cool weather.
What is the most memorable place you’ve ever visited?
FB: While I lived in China in 2007, I travelled to a small town called Yangshuo in Guangxi Province. I biked around the town, hiked to the top of Moon Hill just like President Nixon and saw the beautiful karst mountains that reminded me of The Land Before Time movie, the first one.
TM: Grand Canyon
Where did you attend college?
FB: Lipscomb University
TM: Southeast Missouri State University, University of Kentucky, and Troy State University
What are your three favorite books in the Bible, and why?
FB: Ruth—I’m a sucker for a love story and it emphasizes a commitment to family and community; James—I can still remember reading it for the first time in 10th grade, and it blew my mind. It still does. It was the first time I had ever considered bad things happening in my life to be useful; Ephesians—Paul seems like he’s in a good mood and verse 6 “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,” makes me consider space-time continuum.
TM: Ephesians because of the directions it gives although there are times I wish that it would be more informative. Galatians for much the same reason, plus it's an encouraging message. Also, James because it's just so practical about living.
What excites you the most about what God is doing at Sycamore View?
FB: I feel so loved and welcomed by members. I’m excited by how well SVCC loves people, and I hope to love that well, too!
TM: SVCC is being sent a lot of talented people eager to get busy with God's work.
Do you think Josh looks like Bear Grylls?
FB: I had to Google this person. Yeah, I see it, but I really see Liev Schreiber. If Kayci bleached her hair blonde she might look like Liev’s wife, Naomi Watts.
TM: What is a Bear Grylis?
What gives you hope about the future of Sycamore View and the Kingdom of God?
FB: That we’re Holy Spirit driven. We can’t go wrong with hearts that are connected to the Holy Spirit.
TM: Similar to question eight with a lot of talented people who want to get involved.
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014
by Josh Ross