Friday, February 29, 2008

Confirmation Station Up and Running!

The first post has been added to Confirmation Station.

Click here to go see it!

Yours electronically,


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A snowy day in Northeast Ohio.

Another snowy day in Northeast Ohio. This has been a wintery winter! Schools were closed in many of the surrounding communities--but not in Niles, where our motto is, "It builds character!" The Red Dragons were out in full force today--meaning that this town has the most character-built children in the country.

On a happy note, I have recovered from yet another bout of flu, this one having come on Wednesday of last week. I got over that in time for the Men's retreat at Camp Wanake this past weekend, and I am looking forward to a busy weekend this week. We have the youth group lock-in on Friday night, contemporary worship on Saturday, and the Baked Potato / Salad dinner (to raise money for my trip to General Conference) on Sunday. To top that all off, I have my interview for ordination on Monday (all day), followed by an Alumni Council meeting at Methesco on Tuesday. It's good to be well again!

For those who might be interested, I have started a second blog. I know, you must be thinking, "Why start a second blog, when this one is rarely updated?" But, this one is for the confirmands and mentors at the church. I haven't posted anything there yet, but I will soon, as information is forthcoming. Here's the link:

Happy Lent,

Monday, February 11, 2008

Being Sick Is No Fun

You name it, and our family has probably had it in the last couple of weeks--sicknesses galore!

I think we may finally be getting back on an even keel, though Kelly is still feeling a little queasy from the last bout of stomach stuff that she had.

Being sick and in bed reminds you of what's truly important in life--being able to hold your head upright, washing, keeping food down--things like that. It also gives you lots of time to reflect. Too bad I didn't do that. I played computer games instead (and watched primary/caucus results when they were available).

So, let this be a lesson for all of us--if you get sick, use your time wisely. Don't play computer games like I did; or, maybe your getting sick is God's way of reminding you to slow down, and that you need to try to beat your high score on Gem Blaster.

Be Well,