Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

We had almost 3 times as many kids tonight as previous years, 30! The two Princesses will be going to Disney World next week.

And I got to have coffee with a dear friend Ruth S. Wow she's 81 and going strong.
It is hard to believe that at this time next week we will be eating breakfast with Melissa in Kaohsiung.
Colleen's finished work so we are both retired now but sure have a lot to do before next Thursday morning's flight!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

7 Canadian Days left

No the USA is not taking over Canada! Nor is Ottawa making any sweeping changes!

We will be over the Pacific before the end of next Thursday (the 6th for those like me challenged by this/next). Not much else to say right now. Lots of things to do but most are last minute stuff. I still need my underwear.

Please be remembering our family in prayer all are well but the strained connection ( near total lack thereof) with Jay & Julie continues. Please look after my son while we are away............

Feel free to ask direct questions if you see him or Julie. Loving, but direct.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Shallow thoughts, Deep thoughts

wow in 3 weeks we will be waking to our third day in Kaohsiung!

I had a twinge of sadness as I told my Power Hour small group I have 2 Sundays left. Of course some are still hoping for Travis to replace me but he is in College in Calgary now. He was one of my small group guys too QUITE A FEW YEARS AGO. Have I really been doing Power Hour small groups that long?

I was challenged and affirmed by David Barbour's message this morning I expect it will be at in a few days. He is refreshing much like Bob Opperman but a different style and applied many scripture references to carry forward the message of living in the WIDE OPEN POSSIBILITY of God. I am not able to do the words proper favour. I would like him to be our new lead pastor but I do not have all the considerations and perspective to make that call. I fully support the local and national teams making the decision.

I guess Colleen and I are embarking on one of those WOPs. Exciting. A bit scary, in a good way.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thanksgiving videos

Videos are here. Photos are at Facebook.

23 dinner plates, 25 people of varying sizes, shapes and ages.

Backyard football fun and games.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Child dedications

This afternoon 6 more parents dedicated their 4 children to God! Many had the opportunity to stand with Elizabeth as she led Tanis, Jonathan, Kendall, Krista, Shona and Darren in dedicating Theo, Samuel, Bennett and Ivanna to God. Misha was even able to lay his hand on each brother in cooperation and affirmation.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Wow September passed with no posts

Today we watched a video tour of an apartment we might live in while in Kaohsiung. Sorry you will have to wait until we actually move in November.

Retired life is sorting out. I got 73% and 78% in my 2 Correspondence Courses for TEFL (google it if your don't know what it is). I will likley NEVER do correspondence again NOT MY LEARNING STYLE. I now have my Saskatchewan Electrical Contractors License. And 5 weeks from tomorrow we are ON THE PLANE.