Between You and Me
After Connie shows up unprepared for her Bible study once again, Whit tells her that he’s concerned about all the time she’s spending with Mitch. Connie assures Whit that it’s nothing to worry about. She and Mitch are enjoying the peaceful time in their relationship after the rocky period has ended. Connie misses another Bible study the next day to go out with Mitch again.
This time, however, all is not well. Mitch seems distracted. Connie presses him for information and he finally tells her that Agent Bourland asked him to join the FBI...which would mean leaving Connie and moving to Virginia. Mitch assures her that he hasn’t made a decision yet.
Connie is upset over Mitch’s big decision and seeks out Whit for a nice long talk. However, Whit seems to be avoiding her. He skips their breakfast at the diner and avoids Connie at Whit’s End and when she tries to call him. Connie finally tracks down Whit at his house. He’s on the phone with Jana and Connie, telling Whit that she desperately needs him, starts to cry. Whit hangs up the phone and hugs Connie. She says she’s feels like God abandoned her and how could he allow Mitch to leave? Whit wonders if Connie might be the one who did the abandoning since she hasn’t talked to God about it. Connie realizes Whit was neglecting her on purpose to make a point. She decides to pray right away.
Soon after, Connie and Mitch meet at Trickle Lake. They agree that they’ve gone too fast in their relationship and they need to slow down. Connie is still concerned about Mitch’s job, but says she’ll leave it in God’s hands.
- Whit was concerned that Connie wasn’t doing her personal devotions. Why is personal time with God so important?
- How do you spend time with God?
- Why did Connie feel like God abandoned her?
- How had Connie "abandoned" God?
- Connie got very upset about Mitch’s potential move. What would you have done if you were in her place?
- Read Psalm 29: 11 to find the source of peace. There are many things that can get in the way of our time with God.
- What are some things in your life that could distract you from your faith?
Heard in episode
|Bernard Walton||Dave Madden|
|Connie Kendall||Katie Leigh|
|Jason Whittaker||Townsend Coleman|
|John Whittaker||Paul Herlinger|
|Robert Mitchell||Steve Burns|
Mentioned in episode
- In this episode, Bernard mentions that he first met Maude when she was wearing a chicken costume in front of Chick-a-Doodles. This story would be explored later in #609: “Prequels of Love”.
- This episode reveals (through the P.S. of Whit's note telling Connie to clean the gum off of the underside of chairs) that Wooton has a collection of used green gum.
Bernard Walton: Connie, are you wearing a muzzle tonight? You've hardly said a peep. What do you think of chapter twelve?
Connie Kendall: I thought it was... good!
Bernard Walton: Well, that's about as insightful as a dog in a sweater.
Connie Kendall: Whit, I know what you're saying, and I don't need a lecture. I'm an adult and I know how to prioritize my time.
John Whittaker: Oh, I know you do. But I also know that God wants some of that time.
Connie Kendall: I'm sure God understands. He's met Mitch.
Connie Kendall: I like how your ears turn red when you're embarrassed.
Robert Mitchell: I like how you always get whipped cream on your nose when you eat a sundae.
Connie Kendall: I like how that lock of hair falls across your forehead at such an adorably perfect angle.
Bernard Walton: Oh, Connie, I love the way your kidneys work. Oh, Mitch, your toenails grow with such amazing symmetry.
Jason Whittaker: I have a habit of deciding of what God wants for me and then going after it. But I don't always leave it open for God to do what he wants to do.
John Whittaker: I think we all struggle with that.
Connie Kendall: I have one of the most important people in my life may be leaving forever. And another important person seems to be doing everything he can to avoid me. I need to know what to do. Mitch can't leave. He just can't. I just went through all the goodbyes and the tears and then he came back. Now I can't say goodbye again. I don't have any goodbyes left. Why would God let me care about someone so much just to take him away? I've never felt so lonely.