Daily Archives: August 4, 2006

Was the Revolution Orange or Red?

SO the Ukrainian president has caved in (click the link and check out the look on his face, Pres. Yuchecnko is on the right) and has appointed his nemesis to be the new PM (that’s Prime Minister)… BBC has the news… I’m just gonna rant…

Many of my friends really thought Yuchecnko (I hope that’s misspelled) was the real deal… but it became clear pretty soon that he wasn’t…

so hundreds of thousands of noble Ukrainian citizens braved the cold for what????? more of the same it seems….

so now the “pro-western” president has given the reigns of government to his pro-Russia former rival… so who won the race a couple of years ago? it seems both of these guys did and most of the Ukrainian people who placed their hope in Yuchenko lost… where is Yulia anyway?

sorry about ranting… I guess I broke rule one…

oh, Yanikovich received a big bunch of RED roses…

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CEOCEFFG (it’s time to plan and pray that HE will work out details)

Christian Educators Outreach
Central European Fellowship
Fall Gathering

3rd Oct, Tuesday
afternoon: Tom and Anna and Roger, Jennifer and Candace depart from USA

4th Oct, Wednesday
Roger, Jennifer and Candace (on Delta 98 from JFK) arrive 0900, will travel into Budapest, meet up with Arden later and rest… hanging out with Arden in Bpest…

Tom and Anna (on LH3442 from Frankfurt) arrive 1040, bringing team bags, Mark N. and Lea C. meet at airport… will travel to Csillaghegy to check into panzio. Foleys and Newells travel (ferry, yeah!) to Vac to have dinner with the Coppages.

Kyle Polson’s family: Carolyn and Cameron depart USA

5th Oct, Thursday

Kyle’s mom and brother (on LH34422 from Frankfurt) arrive at 1040, Tom and Mark meet them and bring into the panzio…

in the afternoon: some of the travelers take the Buda side of “Tom’s one-day tour”: slow pace, getting aquainted with each other and learning a bit about Hungarian history and culture… “just what has shaped our Magyar friend’s world view?” (Candace may travel to Szeged with Arden by car)

evening: Newells help Polsons find dinner and rest – Foleys visit Bolins

6th Oct, Friday

morning: catch the 938 IC to Szeged…

noonish: travelers will arrive in Szeged, travel to the panzio or homes, find rooms, settle in, then meet for trip to centre for dinner (Laci, Keri, Lea arriving by car? Kyle by bus?) at Classic Cafe and prayer and hanging out time????

Coppages arrive later after teaching from BUD, Newells drive from Star Mountain

7th Oct, Saturday

10 – brunch and fellowship

12ish – boat ride (too cold?????) or mineral baths or just hangin’ out with each other (Tom has at least two coffee shops he wants to visit for those who are not bath inclined, naps are very cool too)

3pm – lunch at gulyas soup etterem (Arden has organized this, thanks Arden)

then to the Kulturhaz for…

430ish – worship, sharing, prayer & worship at culture haz (’till you need to leave)

8th Oct, Sunday

pack up, breakfast, hang out, informal fellowshiping…

1546 IC to Budapest, we will invade the dining car for lunch!!!!

arrive in B’pest: Foleys and Polsons get off at Kobanya-Kispest, stay at the SarokHazPanzio (Mark has arranged, thanks Mark)

Arden takes care of Roger, Jennifer and Candace…

9th Oct, Monday

Foleys and Polsons leave panzio at 5am to check in at 530 for a 635 LH flight to USA

Arden takes care of Roger, Jennifer and Candace!!!

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just finished reading…

Henri Nouwen’s The Way of the Heart…

I got it for my birthday and it came on the heels of my thoughts on being and doing… the spiritual disciplines are important…

solitude… silence… prayer…

Here are some thoughts from Nouwen:

“…because our secular milieu offers us so few spiritual disciplines, we have to develop our own. We have, indeed, to fashion our own desert where we can withdraw every day, shake off our compulsions, and dwell in the gentle healing presence of our Lord.” (p. 21)

“In solitude our heart of stone can be turned into a heart of flesh,…” (p. 25)

“…the question that must guide all organizing activity in a parish is not how to keep people busy, but to keep them from being so busy that they can no longer hear the voice of God who speaks in silence.” (p. 56)

“For us who are so mind-oriented it is of special importance to learn to pray with and from the heart.” (p. 73)

“Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.” (p. 85)

This was very timely for me… it really speaks to this idea of being…

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