Monthly Archives: August 2008

Olympics

click here to see the women’s rowing gold medal! its the first time in 24 years! I’m proud to say that one of these champion rowers was once a student of mine.

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trains, stations and travelin the journey

I love trains, I love the journey…

as I look around and listen, everywhere I look these days there are people in transition…

I even feel like I’m in transition… a few weeks ago I was high up on a hill overlooking Bp with a friend and we met some people he knew… as I was introduced and asked what I was doing, I said I was just following Jesus around Bp… and that each step I took put me a little higher up so I could see the next step ahead…

in the minds of many that is a strange way of looking at life… we are more inclined to want to know the destination… more like, I’m gettin on a train and going to X (a place of certainty)…

but sometimes we need to get off the familiar train that we have been on… we need to get off at an unfamiliar station…

back in June I got off a very familiar train at the instruction of the princess of Obuda… I got off at an unfamiliar station… with some fairly good directions, but those directions were kinda vague… but I got off anyway, as recommended… here is what I found…

there were a lot of choices… I could have stayed on the familiar train (the blue one) I could have gotten on the other train and gone back in the direction I had come and wound up who-knows-where… or I could have followed instructions to get on the #1 tram… this means I listened to instructions and followed… even if it means walking through the unfamiliar, the uncertain… to get where it is I am supposed to go…

Jesus said “follow me” – He doesn’t give a life map with our existence all paved and mapped for us… He just says “follow me”… travel the journey… day by day… step by step… “don’t worry about tomorrow”

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economy in Hungary

read this, its not good…

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princess returns to Obuda

we are in DC for a day of fam time to wish the princess a pleasant return to Obuda…

…our loss is Budapest’s gain…

wish I was goin’

– oh well…

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a pilgrim

“A pilgrim is one who turns his back on some familiar things and sets his face in the direction of the desired goal. The Christian is called to be a pilgrim, a learner to the end of her days. But she knows the Way.” – Lesslie Newbigin

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noon

one of the things one enjoys in Oxford is the hourly ringing of bells in many of the college bell towers…

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pix and film

sorry if you miss the words, I’ve just decided to post pix and film the last few days… Oh, I am honored to be mentioned by von Lazo the thinker on his post, thx von Lazo…

today’s pix follow…

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