I had a pleasant flight to Mexico City on Monday, but I was tired when I arrived at the hotel at 9:00 PM. A good night's sleep set me on my way on Tuesday. The Large Group Meeting was solid and encouraging. Barush is a very good preacher and also a very good guitarist. We… Continue reading September 15, 2019 — Mexico City!
I'm in the airport waiting to board my flight to Mexico City to visit the RUF ministry there. The summer is over! It was over for students and campus ministers several weeks ago, but the first few weeks of school are a terrible time for me to show up. Everyone is furiously busy reaching out… Continue reading September 9, 2019 — Ready to Travel!
I finished! My goal last week was to write the Sunday School lessons for the adult class this fall - 11 total. The title of the class is "What to do When God Blesses Your Enemy," featuring studies in Jonah and Habakkuk. I will polish them as I go, but it is wonderful to have… Continue reading September 1, 2019 — Sunday School lessons
This is the heat of the battle! Students are streaming onto campuses and the battle for their hearts and minds intensifies. RUF has been preparing for this all summer, and now our ministers, staff, students, and interns have joined the cosmic struggle. Pray for Jesus to be victorious through us in the lives of college… Continue reading August 25, 2019 — Bethlehem
Most of last week Ruth and I were at Doubling Gap, west of Carlisle. We drove out on Tuesday and joined Peter and his family with students from West Virginia University for a pre-semester retreat. Ruth spent most of her time with the grandchildren. It was a wonderful visit! The retreat center has lots of… Continue reading August 18, 2019 — Doubling Gap
I had three major priorities last week: 1) Details of travel plans, 2) Training Conference documents, 3) Retreat preparations. The previous week I had sketched out my fall calendar. Last week I planned each day in most of September and October, booked a flight, and reserved hotels. I'm ready to resume traveling. I finished creating… Continue reading August 11, 2019 — Bethlehem Again
It happened again! Last Monday our flight to Detroit was delayed and we missed our connecting flight to Bethlehem. The Detroit airport is not a bad place to spend an afternoon, but it meant that we didn't get home until 11:00 PM. Last week was a jumble of house and ministry tasks. I mowed the… Continue reading August 4, 2019 –Bethlehem