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Happy St. Gertrude’s Day!!

Yeah, I know it’s St Patrick’s Day (March 17th) but a friend informed me that it’s also “St Gertrude’s Day” and since my mother-in-law is Gertrude (she prefers “Trudie” though) I had to look it up.

According to Wikipedia…

Gertrude of Nivelles, O.S.B. (also spelled Geretrude, Geretrudis, Gertrud; c. 626 – March 17, 659) was a . . . → Read More: Happy St. Gertrude’s Day!!

Matching Our Words to Our Words

I can’t sleep.  It probably has a lot to do with the fact that I have a head cold, but when I get up (to let me wife sleep!) I made the mistake of opening my email and Facebook.  

The more I read, the more I can’t sleep.

I’m saddened by the lack of . . . → Read More: Matching Our Words to Our Words

Why Can’t I Sleep

Is it worry?  Is it excitement?  Is it fear?  Is it restlessness?  Is it sadness?  Or all of the above?

Not sure.

I’ve been awake since 3:30am….  Thinking….  Thinking about

the church work family the world political correctness the lack of courtesy the lack of communication the lack of shutting up my lack of sleep . . . → Read More: Why Can’t I Sleep

Two New Sponsored Kids

Over the past few months, two of the kids we sponsored through Compassion Canada, dropped out of the projects in their respective countries and hence our sponsorship of them was terminated.  We lost Paula from Columbia who we had sponsored for 8 years, and Tasya from Indonesia who our daughter had communicated with for the . . . → Read More: Two New Sponsored Kids

Best Church Welcome Ever!!

Christians are often accused of being unfriendly to outsiders. We often treat church like a ‘club’ that you have to join in order to be accepted. When we were ‘church shopping’ a number of years ago we based a lot of our church choosing on how welcome we were made to feel. Sometimes the welcome . . . → Read More: Best Church Welcome Ever!!