My goal last Monday was to get to college Park so that I could attend a meeting Tuesday morning. I had lunch with a pastor to discuss a church planting opportunity, met with another friend, and visited with Jacob Jasin, our new RUF-I minister for Johns Hopkins. I do not supervise RUF-I ministers, but I… Continue reading October 21, 2018 — Maryland and Delaware
We had a wonderful weekend with Ruth's side of the family celebrating the wedding of her nephew on the 6th and the birthday of her niece on the 7th. We drove home from North Carolina on Monday, the 8th. I got up at 3:30 am on Tuesday to board a plane for Mexico so that… Continue reading October 15, 2018 — Mexico City
The never-ending sewer project is finished. We hope. The boiler installer is returning today (we think) to adjust the hot water on our new gas boiler. And Ruth's washer and dryer are back in operation. I still have some finishing touches to do in the basement, but the basement project is almost completed also. We… Continue reading October 9, 2018 — Atlanta and North Carolina
The saga continues. We had a lot of rain last week, so the sewer project was put off until this week. Having set up visits to Lehigh University and the University of Delaware to stay close to home, I proceeded with those plans anyway. I always enjoy spending a couple of days at Lehigh, where… Continue reading September 30, 2018 — Lehigh and Delaware
We learned in the spring that we need to have some major work done on our sewer line. Discussion with contractors dragged through the summer, and we were finally notified that the work would begin last week. Then we learned that the job was moved a week later. So I scrambled together a trip to… Continue reading September 23, 2018 — New Jersey and Vermont
Indiana - Pennsylvania, that is - a charming small town one hour east of Pittsburgh and home to IUP - Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I arrived Tuesday afternoon and had dinner with Oliver and Kim Pierce and their new baby Emilia. Oliver and Kim moved to Indiana in July to start a new RUF on… Continue reading September 16, 2018 — Indiana and Akron
Last week I said I would be wrapping things up here at home so that I could hit the road this week. Well, I'm still wrapping! But I'm definitely heading out on Tuesday. I finally heard from some people I was waiting on, and was able to move ahead with planning my fall travel. A… Continue reading September 9, 2018 — Ready to Roll!