OK, so it’s been a while since my last post. I had big plans to keep writing while away from home, including vividly exciting details about traveling with three young children to exotic destinations–like the in-laws’ house and Montreat. But shortly before my first post, I came across this story that made me rethink that plan.
So here’s the travel scoop:
- We had a great visit with Alayne’s family. They enjoyed seeing the kids, hugging Alayne, and putting up with me.
- Our time with the Joiners–albeit too short–was life-giving in every way. They are the best host family that one could ever hope to know.
- The time spent as a family in Montreat for the Worship and Music Conference was beneficial in several ways. An added treat was having the tremendous assortment of Massanutten choir members and the music staff around as well.
While it was great to get away, it’s been wonderful to be back home. I’m enjoying the Proverbs series that I’m doing this summer, and–for the first time in my almost 6 years at Massanutten–have taken the time to get my office and library organized. Perhaps I’ll post a picture of that before the randomness returns.
I am grateful for the blessings that surround me–whether at home or away. I am hopeful that the days ahead will provide the blessing of time to write about the myriad ways God continues to overwhelm me with grace.