I wasn’t going to post anything until we got back, but I’m ready to make contact now, and re-connect with all of you, so here I am. Our flight leaves early in the morning, and it’s a long journey home, so I don’t know if I’ll have anything posted here by tomorrow night or not. But I’m turning my phone back on, so you can go ahead and begin creating some dialogue.
Anyway, we’ve had an amazing time…a great vacation and time of refreshing. I didn’t say much about where we were going before we left, because I realize how ridiculous it sounds in the natural to be taking a European vacation right now (if you know what I mean). But our 20th Wedding Anniversary is in a few weeks, and we planned several months ago to combine a big anniversary trip this summer with a family vacation before the boys start back to school. So, with the help of a lot of frequent flyer miles that we have accumulated recently, we were able to go to England and Ireland. We stayed in London, took a day trip to Liverpool (I’ll tell all of you Beatles fans about it when I get back), took a day trip to Paris, and then flew to Ireland, where we are right now. Everything has been wonderful, and, in a way, the trip has stretched us to walk in faith and not look at natural circumstances (sort of like Abraham's reality being imposed on Abram).
I have gotten some posts since we've been abroad that I didn’t put through because I needed to put everything down (including the blog) for a few days. But I do want to say to Donald that I got your message about Ringo’s birthday today (you may want to repost it), and to DBA, I got your message, and it’s all good…let’s just pick back up where we left off (I’ll address your question when I get back).
Sounds like the service went well yesterday. I haven’t spoken to my parents about it, but from the comments on the CITN blog, it looks like my Dad took financial pledges for the church. I didn’t know he was going to do that, but I won’t question it, and I won’t doubt that he did the right thing.
The presence, grace and favor of God have been very evident in every part of the trip. We have all been inspired, our souls have been restored, and we are ready to get back into the flow of things at home, because we know that great things are ahead for all of us at CITN.
Anyway, I feel better just making a connection with you. I’ll tell you all about the trip when we get back. Be in agreement for a safe flight.
Love you all…