Our Journey – (Part 10) – Going Public

(This is post in a 10 part series of posts detailing the events leading up to our move from Ithaca to Dublin. You can read the whole series here) One of the hardest things about living in Ithaca is having to constantly say good-bye to friends. Students come for 4...

Our Journey (Part 9) –

(This is part 9 in a 10 part series of posts detailing the events leading up to our move from Ithaca to Dublin. You can read the whole series here. Next week we’ll wrap things up talking about sharing the news with our church in Ithaca.) After Méabh came home...

Our Journey (part 8) – Baby Break

(This is part 7 in a series of posts detailing the events leading up to our move from Ithaca to Dublin. You can read the whole series here) Throughout March we drove to Elmira each week to have the baby’s lungs tested. We’d drive down on Tuesday, and by that afternoon...

Our Journey (Part 7) – St. Patrick’s Day

(This is part 7 in a series of posts detailing the events leading up to our move from Ithaca to Dublin. You can read the whole series here) As we approached the end of February 2011, the big thing on our minds was the pregnancy. We were learning new medical terms like...

A Quick Break

We are currently up at Liz’s family farm in Monaghan. And since there is basically no Internet, we are needing to take a brief break from the Our Journey series. However, we’ll be back on Friday and likely wrapping the whole series up next week. Until...

Our Journey (Part 6) Who Put That Brick Wall There?

(This is part 6 in a series of posts detailing the events leading up to our move from Ithaca to Dublin. You can read the whole series here) When we left off last time, at the end of December, Ireland was off the table. So in January, we began looking at new homes to...

Our Journey (part 3) – Getting Reoriented

(This is the third post in a series detailing our journey from Ithaca to Dublin. You can find the previous post here, & here.) By October of 2009 the craziness of the previous 2 years was settling down. The Vineyard was about to move into its new location, and I...
Our Journey (part 2) – The Prequel

Our Journey (part 2) – The Prequel

On the one hand it feels like the whole, “Let’s move to Dublin and plant a church,” thing came out of left field. Yet as I step back and look at the year or two leading up to Ireland first popping up on our radar, it makes a lot more sense. *Let me...

Our Journey (part 1) – Minding Our Own Business

While we were back in NY last month, we went through some of the stuff we left in storage over there and carted some of it back with us. One of the things Liz brought back, were letters that I wrote to her while we were dating. I was reading some of them yesterday...