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!
This morning I taught the opening class of fall quarter Sunday School. I'll be teaching Ephesians in the adult class at our church during fall and winter this year. It seemed like a good start. Last week was designated to preparing for the fall: Sunday School, travel, etc. I'm still working on travel plans because… Continue reading September 2, 2018 — Full Swing on Campus
This is an eerie time for me. Campus ministers are racing to get ready for the arrival of students in the next couple of weeks - I'm getting a steady stream of emails requesting prayer for freshmen outreach - but I have few scheduled activities. They certainly don't want me showing up while they are… Continue reading August 19, 2018 — Still in Bethlehem
In the absence of schedued events it seems like I don't do much. But each day is filled with a parade of phone calls, emails, and minor chores which make a big difference in the end. So far this month I've talked and emailed with several RUF committee members, campus ministers, and coordinators. I installed… Continue reading August 13, 2018 — At Home
In contrast to the pace of a Campus Minister, the life of an Area Coordinator is fairly regular. The school year is not as hectic, but the summer is packed with work. Activity slows down a bit only in August, and even this month is full of preparation for fall travels. I am mildly suprised… Continue reading August 5, 2018 — Health Report