March 31, 2015 — Vermont, Philadelphia, College Park

One of my Facebook friends posted this: “March… In like a lion, out like a carnivorous lamb that roars and has a mane.” I’m sitting here in my dining room looking out at a sour sky.

Last Monday I had a pleasant, sunny drive to Burlington, where on Tuesday the New England ministers had our spring meeting. Everyone loved Burlington, and John and Megan Meinen were great hosts. We had a good discussion about how to plan our fall and winter conferences as our ministry grows, good prayer time, and good food.

On Wednesday I had an equally pleasant drive home, arriving in time to spend the afternoon with John Stone, my supervisor. We always enjoy John’s visits, and we ended the day with dinner at a new restaurant in town.

John and I spent Thursday at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia recruiting for RUF positions. We had a good crowd at our lunch presentation, and met with students before and afterward. Pray for God to keep raising up RUF ministers!

I did chores and office work on Friday. At 3:00 AM Saturday morning Ruth’s father fell down trying to get out of bed. We took him to the hospital, and it turned out that he had had a stroke. He seemed stable and well cared for, so later that day I drove Ruth to New Jersey where she gave a devotional at a baby shower for an RUF alumna.

Ruth and her brothers have been with her father in the hospital, interacting with the nurses. Yesterday I drove to College Park, MD for the spring meeting of the Mid-Atlantic ministers. This also was a good time of prayer, fellowship, and teaching.

I’m scheduled to be home this week. I hope to have some time for prayer and reflection, as well as some household chores.