Sunday, May 07, 2017


Sunday Reflection: Who you find in the pews

Today I have a little piece in the Waco paper about one of the women in my church there, Argye Hillis. You can read that here.

For those of us who go to church, too often we look straight ahead instead of around us. But the two great commandments tell us that we need to do both. And when we do, we find people like Argye. Here is a bit from her (very well-written) obituary in the Waco Trib:

In 1968, they moved to Baltimore, Maryland. With her children in high school, Argye finally got a chance to finish her college education, earning a B.S. in Mathematics with highest honors at Towson State University. She then combined her interests in biology and mathematics to earn her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins studying with Dr. Frederik Bang. Argye became the chief statistician on an important study on the treatment of blindness. This was the first of Dr. Argye Hillis' many scientific studies and over time she developed a national reputation for her insights in medical mathematics, particularly in the field of ophthalmology.

And that all comes AFTER the part where she raises her kids in the Congo during a revolution...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend, but happy for you that you got to know her. She sounds like a really neat person.
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