Friday, June 25, 2010

New Page Format

This blogging site has offered a new format that I'm giving a try. Instead of having various sections listed in the sidebar, I've added "pages" with their own links at the top of this home page.

Right now, you can stay updated on prayer requests, my current reading list, and items that are hard for me to get here by clicking on the corresponding links. There may be more links to come, too. I hope this feature makes it easier for you to find what you are looking for!

As always, archived blog entries, my photo site, and other important websites are listed in the sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Much have I traveled in the realms of gold

...or so begins both my summer and a poem by Keats.

My brother and sister-in-law have spent three lovely weeks in Europe attending ICSB's graduation ceremony at which I got to give the Charge to the Seniors, strolling through Budapest, reading peacefully in my newly- (and finally) settled flat, roaming through Prague thunderstorms together, and having some couple's time in Greece before heading back to the States.

I'm so thankful that they could come because it is really important--and fun--to have family around and because they can now picture a bit more of what happens here, what life is like, and what God is doing in Hungary. All this travel is even more valuable than the memories and pictures because it can open our eyes to a world of extensive history and fascinating people of eternal significance. Beyond the lovely sights and hilarious conversations, I appreciate such reminders.

Now, I'm diving into my online New Testament course for Campus Crusade for Christ staff and some English curriculum work at ICSB. Summer marches on. Before I get to work, I wanted to tempt more ministry partners, family, and friends to come visit by showing some clips of our recent travels. Enjoy! Then, come on over to see these fantastic sights!

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Down to the Wire

Today is the last day of exams at ICSB! I am amazed at God's gracious work in me and in my students this year. The schedule has been a bit nuts, and I certainly need a good rest, but I'm so thankful for this year of life and opportunities.

Now, celebrate with me as the end is in sight, but there is much to finish first. What a joy that my brother and sister-in-law arrive for a European visit in four hours! What an honor and responsibility as I deliver the Charge to the Seniors tomorrow at graduation! What a mess of sifting through and grading the hard work of all my students by the end of the day Saturday. :)

It's down to the wire.

And then, it's summer break.

I'll be completing an online course called "New Testament Survey", assessing textbooks for the English curriculum, catching up on faith-building and educational reading, reviewing my Hungarian study materials, hosting marvelous visitors, hanging with dear friends, and--oh yeah--resting!

But I can't quite think about these fun actitivites yet. "I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep. " Indeed.