An Old Girlfriend (5 years post 5)

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that while we were in Ireland, Liz’s dad had problems with his eyes. After a several days of trying to get care up in Co. Monaghan, one of the doctors referred him to the Mater Hospital in Dublin. So, over the next week Liz and I drove...

And Yes, I Did Drive on the Wrong Side of the Road

                             Day One…Landing In Buffalo & Heading to Gramma & Grampa’s. Last month, four of us headed back to NY to take part in our first Home Missions Assignment (HMA)*. I wanted to share a few random thoughts, and some things we...

A Random Thursday

It is a random kind of day. Our first guests from NY are here visiting us this week. It’s been great to catch up, show them around the city, and just hang out. Heading up t the Giant’s Causeway tomorrow if all goes according to plan. Got a library card today. And...

2 Things I’ve Learned on My Vacation

The last week of the year has become one of my favorite weeks of the year.  It is a week to disengage from work and to relax and have fun with my family.  I have also found it to be a good time to take stock of the past year and look ahead to the one coming up.  While...

not much to say (Repost from May 8, 2007*

While I’m enjoying vacation with my family, I’m taking a brief break from blogging as well.  In the meantime, I’ve set it up so that over the next 10 days I’ll be transferring some of the posts from my old blog  over here.  Hope you enjoy.  See...

Merry Christmas!

As I sit in my office finishing up my last minute tasks for the day, week & year, I can hear the preparation for the Christmas Eve Dinner well under way. In a few minutes, the dinner will start, we’ll get to meet a bunch of new people (which on a day like to...

My Favorite Christmas Present

Yesterday I wrote that my favorite Christmas movie was A Christmas Story.  Staying with that theme, I was trying to think of my favorite Christmas present from when I was a kid.  The best I could do was narrow it down to two presents…and actually...

Clearing Out My Head

This fall has been full of transition: After spending 6 months being “office-less” we’ve moved into the new place We have had some of our leaders switching from leading one ministry to another.  In each case taking on a large leadership role in...

By the way…

I just realized that my last blog post noted that we are 21 hours away from our inspection.  Oops.  In case you were wondering we passed!  We have a certificate of occupancy and we are mostly moved in. So we are in!  We have been holding Sunday...

Thanks

Our new building is almost ready!  We are actually looking at being into the new place on October 4, so as you can imagine, the excitement is really building around here.  With all that has gone one with this project over the past 14 months (that is not a...