I'm in the airport again, waiting to board the plane for RUF staff training in Denver. Today is the first day of the Advent season, in which we remember the long wait for the Savior, and prepare for His return. I got a jump on Advent. I spent last week preparing - for five weeks… Continue reading December 2, 2018 — Preparation
We had a very satisfying Thanksgiving week, and I hope you did, too. Benjamin arrived in time for dinner on Monday, and Daniel, Ginny, and Victoria arrived Wednesday afternoon. Victoria, 19 months, spent her whole day toddling around the house providing a running commentary, completely unintelligible, on everything she saw. Ruth's mother joined us on… Continue reading November 25, 2018 –Thanksgiving!
Ruth and I had a grand time watching Benjamin perform in "Brigadoon" at Grove City College last Saturday. We went to church with him, then dropped him off at school after lunch while we continued to Pittsburgh. On Monday we had a delightful dinner with Derek and Luda Bates at The Abbey, which featured large… Continue reading November 18, 2018 — Pittsburgh and State College
I left you last week after I had hiked two and a half miles up the mountain and back with Peter's two oldest children. We set out late in the afternoon and arrived at Flat Rock in time to view the whole Cumberland Valley, but it was dark by the time we returned. Everyone slept… Continue reading November 11, 2018 — Carlisle and Millersville
Last Monday I drove to New Hampshire to meet with Jason Wakefield and discuss RUF in New England. Jason is a pastor in Nashua, NH and he has been helping us with RUF issues in New England. During our conversation, Jason suggested we consider starting a ministry at Southern New Hampshire University. The next morning… Continue reading November 4, 2018 — New England
I just returned from an invigorating walk and am looking forward to a cozy evening at home. A week ago I was flying to Atlanta for RUF Intern Training. I had a good flight, was able to do some work en route, and got to bed at a reasonable hour. The end of my cold… Continue reading October 28, 2018 — Atlanta and Millersville
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