Thursday, August 28, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Well now that I am older and maturer, and because gas is so expensive, and because Friday rush hour traffic is ridiculous, I have selected the old people transportation to go home this weekend.
What a great decision I made!
I get to enjoy the view of the beach, work on my Mission trip video and not stress. Sounds like a good gig to me.
My family and I will be celebrating, well, family this weekend. That's reason enough to have a party, huh?
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
This makes me very happy!
We pray for the healthy development of the baby and that our family will prepare our hearts to love unconditionally.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
- Gymnastics is ridiculous. Like X Games ridiculous. Some of the tricks the dudes do now are unreal.
- Michael Phelps is a beast. Hopefully he'll be as good as a sober driver as he is in the pool.
- Team USA Men's Basketball looks good.
- Volleyball in all it's forms is my favorite sport. Maybe because I used to play. Maybe because all the US teams will contend for medals.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
And the funny thing is that I haven't missed it.
For the last twelve days I have been part missionary, part retreatant, part student of true joy.
Thanks to the Maloys, Blake Wagner and the people at the Crossroads ministry, we worked among the poor Haitian refugees of the Dominican Republic.
I'll be posting more about our adventures in ministry this week.
But you should know this. I understand now why God prefers the poor. Because in poverty, God's mercy can flow.
My life will not be the same after this trip. The Haitians may have wanted material things from me. But I want something from them: joy in poverty.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
I'm praying for lots of humility this week so that all 24 people in our group, especially me, can encounter the face of God in the other. And that we will all be changed. For the better.
That we may rejoice in knowing our spiritual poverty, and how blessed indeed that we may be.
Blessed Mother Teresa, pray for us.