Today was a Tough Week

Today was a Tough Week

I have no meetings scheduled for this week, so I was planning on putting some extra time into my dissertation. I dropped M off at school, took a walk along the Promenade, and drove home ready to get to work. I dealt with a couple of issues that had come up over the...
Mystery Solved

Mystery Solved

Yesterday Liz left to drive M to dance camp around 9:45 am. I had been on a walk and arrived home around 10:20. I received a text from Liz shortly after saying she was at the store and asking if I needed anything. Soon after I realised I hadn’t seen the dog since I...

immigrant

Today I had to head to the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB). This is the fourth time in less than 5 years. The first year I was so nervous. In Ireland, you can’t take care of your residency before you move there. You come in like normal, receive permission to...

Getting My Irish Drivers License…well almost

This morning I cycled up to the NDLS Centre (National Driver License Service) in Clare Hall. I cycled because although I passed my road test last week, there were couple more steps for me to take before I receive my license. Those steps are now done, and probably next...
A Lesson Learned in a Taxi

A Lesson Learned in a Taxi

Our family of six has a total of 11 passports. I am the only one who has only one. Still, I have been the one who ensures that our passports are up-to-date. About six months ago, I put it in my calendar to renew Erin and Brenna’s US passports in early 2015. About two...
Embedding

Embedding

In November of this year, Elizabeth and I came on staff with Christian Associates  (CA) as Team Leaders in Dublin. It has been an exciting time for us with a lot to learn and process. One item that we found attractive about CA was their church planting process. Not...
Expressing Gratitude…a school story

Expressing Gratitude…a school story

The following story is a couple of years old now and something we’ve shared with a few people. It was a great encouragement to us at the time it happened and continues to be something we reflect back on with gratitude. Hope you find it encouraging. In the summer of...