School’s Out!

Time to work. Our shipping date for our pallet is June 1st. We have been packing pretty steadily these last few days. Yesterday most of our kitchen joined our books in boxes. We have yet to get our sponsor number. I have nothing more to say about that. The final days of school were bittersweet.Continue reading “School’s Out!”

3 Weeks of School, 9 of America

Today, as I looked at the calendar, I must admit I was surprised when I saw that after this week, I only have three weeks left in the school year, and one of those is finals week. I think this particularly caught me off guard as I have consistently thought that once the school yearContinue reading “3 Weeks of School, 9 of America”

Happy Eastertide!

Last night, as I was running around a Phoenix park, trying to hunt down my brother-in-law to hit him with a paintball out of a blowgun, I came across one of my teammates. In the darkness and with some distance between us, we were calling back and forth to determine if we were indeed onContinue reading “Happy Eastertide!”

Idle Hands…

Are not my thing. Since February 7th, we have been consistently making preparations for our move. Even though for some time we did not know if the funding would be there, we knew we had to keep moving in that direction. Now that it is quite clear that the money will be there, it seemsContinue reading “Idle Hands…”

Fundraising

Finally, we have an answer. Our church will not accept donations on our behalf. Our priest is fully behind us, our Outreach committee is in favor of us, but our support cannot go through the church. It is not the answer we hoped for, but at least now we know and can move forward. ToContinue reading “Fundraising”

“…by giving up ourselves unto thy service…”

The above is from the prayer of general thanksgiving in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. This delightful prayer concludes with a request, as the prayer asks God for the ability and strength to serve Him and walk in His ways. In the last few months, Jessica and I have been thinking much about theContinue reading ““…by giving up ourselves unto thy service…””