Sunday, August 27, 2006

Bon Anniversaire!

Today is After-thought's 1st birthday.
Thank you to all of you who have become my friends through the
blogosphere and have helped me grow
as a child of God through both your comments
and your posts. What was begun reluctantly
has become a joy and delight.
Thanks for stopping by to 'listen' in on God's thoughts
in my head.

Friday, August 25, 2006

The Big Picture

~Morning Glories ~ Outside my back door. When I first get up
they are still asleep, so I watch them
nearly every morning as they unfurl.
It's one of the little ways God blesses me.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

We just sent our Host son back to Korea. There were so many wonderful moments, and we came to dearly love him. Letting him go was difficult. I hope to see him again someday. I hope he experienced the love of God and family and friends, and that he will never forget us. I know we won't forget him.

The smiles for photos were followed by hugs and consolation. Goodbye Sang-hun. Anyonghi-ka-seo.

Monday, August 21, 2006

So Near and Yet So Far

This is Losiah. Our friends and fellow worship pastors from Riverside,CA are anxiously awaiting the day they can bring him home. They have been in a long process of adopting from Korea. This weekend they are having a special fundraiser to bring the reality of holding him a little closer. If you click the picture it will link you to Heather's blog post about it. She also has a blog dedicated to only this adoption ~ to Losiah - Hand Picked. Even if you can do nothing more than Pray, pray, pray... I know she would like to hear that you are. If you can do more, then let me assure you of the love and adoration this little guy will receive through your gift to bring him home! Thanks everyone!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

We Going Party, Samba, Fiesta...

Sing it Mr. Ritchie...

What a great day!

Friday, August 18, 2006

The Big Picture

The Sunrise of Moses Coulee
Behold He comes, riding on the clouds, shining like the sun...

Friday, August 11, 2006

The Big Picture

~Inmates~ Our Korean Ambassadors
experience what it's like
behind bars.
(Our local museum's Pioneer town lock-up)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wait for me...

We spend much of our lives waiting. Waiting in line, at a traffic light, wait on God, waiting for dinner, waiting for the workday to end ... If we are honest with ourselves, we are waiting on something or someone every hour of the day. It is often a difficult thing for our American microwave mentality to allow us to do. Waiting indicates that something isn't quite right, that there is something missing, that this is not the way it should be, it's a postponement of what you want, need or desire.
That said, I have to go away for a few days. I have Korean teenagers about to take over my life for the next 10 days or so. I doubt I will be blogging much. Wait for me... I promise to return soon. I know you all SOOO look forward to reading my blog that this will be a terrible tedium for you. But don't be passive in your waiting. Tell me about life, tell me you are praying... drop me a comment about your daily doings.
I want to hear Brian's thoughts on being a new daddy - again; How Heather's days are as she waits for Losiah & her new home; What happened in Lolo and Minnesota, Shari?; How goes the battle, Amy?; all of you who have become my friends through this strange world of the boggosphere... and those whom I have just begun to know...
See you in 11 days!

Friday, August 04, 2006

The Big Picture

Toeses are Roses
Nothing says summer like polished pink sandy toes!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Korean Kodak Moments

Top to bottom:

With Mayor Ro and our host families.

Face of the grave guardian at the site of the Would-be King.

Tae-Kwon-do time!

Tofer doing side kicks.

Me, hugging my host girls from last summer.

Sitting down to lunch!

Shield mold for molten bronze from Jossun Dynasty.

Loaded on the bus heading for the airport & home!