Last week Ruth and I raced out of worship and drove to Philadelphia to catch our plane for the long flight to Dallas, where we spent the next three days evaluating couples for suitability for RUF ministry. It is always good to meet the eager couples, but it is tiring for these two introverts to… Continue reading February 18, 2019 — Assessment and Millersville
I posted last week's report while waiting for take-off in my plane to Akron, Ohio. The blessing is that I accomplished all my daily internet chores while waiting. The problem was the 3-hour wait on the tarmac. The pilot kept updating us with the news that he didn't know why we were delayed. Then we… Continue reading February 10, 2019 — Akron and Dover
Last week began with a meeting with the new chairman of the RUF Committee of the Susquehanna Presbytery. Owen Hughes is the associate pastor of Oakwood Presbyterian Church in State College. We had a delightful morning, and I learned that his father had once pastored the church nearest Grove City College where Benjamin worships, and… Continue reading February 4, 2019 — State College
I left you last week in Saratoga Springs, half way to Burlington, Vermont. It was going to be a short visit, so the original plan was to fly early Monday morning. But United canceled my flight due to heavy snow in that area. I checked the weather and discovered that the storm was over by… Continue reading January 27, 2019 — Vermont and Pittsburgh
Ruth and I had a wonderful time together last week. I returned home on Thursday while Ruth went to the RUF wives retreat. Friday I raced from one meeting to another, two of which were with men interested in joining RUF as campus ministers. One just heard of RUF, so after hearing his story I… Continue reading January 20, 2019 — RUF Interest
I'm on vacation, so I'll be brief. Last week was full of meetings. Monday I joined the local PCA pastors for lunch and Tuesday I met with the RUF committee of our presbytery. In the office I worked with Kristy getting ready for our spring student training conference. On Wednesday I flew to Atlanta for… Continue reading January 14, 2019 — Meetings
Today I swapped the pulpit for the lectern - I'm back at Lehigh Valley Presbyterian Church teaching Sunday School. I had a great time in Alaska and the people there were wonderful, but it's even more wonderful to be back home. Last week I preached my final sermon at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Kenai, Alaska,… Continue reading January 6, 2019 — Home Again!