We spent last Christmas in Germany, which may turn out to be a once-in-a-lifetime thing. That’s us in Heidelberg. Teresa’s parents are now back in the U.S., and live just outside of D.C. I’ve never been to D.C., and look forward to making that trip sometime next year.
I just updated the What’s Happening page, which explains some of the details of our travel plans. While this is my online journal, not my religious blog, I just can’t help but say that God has been good to us. In the current economic climate, things are hard and times are tough. Our ministry is not immune, and depends on the giving of individuals and churches. We didn’t expect a Christmas bonus this year, and while not as large as last year we did get one. Instead of a turkey or ham, we were also given a Wal-Mart gift card to either buy Christmas dinner or whatever we wish. It’s been a tough couple of weeks, but everything worked itself out. The water pump went out on our car. It’s a cheap part, but was still an inconvenience. The timing was horrible. Our dryer quit working this week. We ended up replacing it, but now have a Maytag which is a better appliance than the one we took out. I slept less than 6 hours every night this week, but made up for it last night. Right now, everything is looking great! This is the 4th Sunday in Advent, and I will preach on peace at 11:00 a.m. We plan to ease down to Mom’s house on Monday, no rush. It’s supposed to get down to 10 degrees sometime, but you know what? We got heat. Life is good.