Not So Great Expectations

One of the best parts of doing a Home Missions Assignment is connecting and reconnecting with friends who were part of ministries you’ve been involved with over the years. We have been blown away and humbled as we’ve heard stories of how the early years at the...

Tales from the Road : The Old Neighborhood

It is still crazy for me to realize that I moved to Albany 29 years ago this August, and haven’t lived here for 24 years. This morning we had breakfast in our old neighborhood. The picture above is of the parking lot of the local Hannafords. It used to be Stop and...

Tales From the Road : Tired

We have been seeing way to much of the world through a windshield lately. We are now in the third and final leg of our Home Missions Assignment. And it might be catching up with me. Yesterday morning we left Western NY at 6 am (after just under 3 hours of sleep) and...

There is Porn On My Blog

Yesterday I received an alert that the stats on our family blog, TheWilsonsInDublin.com, were booming. I figured it had something to do with the fact that we’ve been travelling around, talking to people about what we are doing in Dublin, and ignored it. Yeah,...

Random Thoughts from WNY

Random things I’m thinking about… HMA Update: We are currently starting week 2 of our Home Missions Assignment. Tomorrow (July 4th) Liz and I get on a plane and head to Atlanta for four packed days. We’ll be able to connect with 5 families while we are...

Tales from the Road

This afternoon, Liz, Méabh, and I drove from Chicago to Dayton, Ohio. We had lunch in Dayton and then headed on to Columbus. But we needed gas first. This has been one of the problems we have encountered on the trip so far. At gas stations, the pumps ask for our zip...

Should I Pray or Should I Go Now

(the above photo is from a stop in Saugatuck, Michigan earlier this week) In the early 90s, Liz and I were on a missions trip in the Philippines. The van they rented to cart our team around had a wonky starter. Nearly every time we piled in, we’d hear that sound...

What if…

Have you noticed that normally when we start thinking of “What if’s?” we generally imagine the worst? Around the start of this year, we began nailing down the dates for our upcoming trip to the States. We still had some uncertainty because one of our...

Ithaca

All four of my kids are from Ithaca, NY. That seems weird to say because when we lived there it seemed nobody was from Ithaca. It always seemed like a place where people came for 3 to 5 years to go to school or work before they went on to someplace else. Which meant...

Dates in the States

We are now only 5 weeks away from our trip to the States. Of course, between now and then we will move house…so never boring over here. While we there, we are planning on travelling to: Michigan Illinois (Chicago) Indiana Ohio (Dayton & Columbus) Georgia...