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“...journey on in joy!”

The day has arrived!  We'll soon be heading off into the wild blue yonder toward Paris and then on to Kiev.  There will be no more blogging here for a time...so please check out the happenings of our trip over on our adoption blog, Наша Пригода / Our Adventure.  Cheers!

Takeoff

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July 09, 2007

Amusement (7 July)

With our trip coming up in less than 48 hours, it's definitely time for a little levity and a-musement around here!! In keeping with a Ukrainian theme, I found this Ukrainian Army recruiting video on YouTube that is pretty funny. The video itself is a trip, even without understanding a word of the language...but I found a transcript for . . .

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July 07, 2007

Anxiety and Joy

There has been much discussion about anxiety in our household over the past few days.  After more than two years of planning, in a matter of hours we will be embarking on our adoption trip--an international, weeks-long, life-changing event over which we have no control outside of choosing our departing flight from a short list of . . .

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July 05, 2007

What Evangelicals Are Doing Right

As I've looked back over previous posts, a nasty trend became obvious to me...I tend to rail against Evangelicals without writing many positive things. There are plenty of 'grumpy Christians' in cyberspace who write plenty of negative articles and blogs about the unfortunate state of Evangelicalism--and if we're honest . . .

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July 03, 2007

Evangelicals Don't Get It, Part 2

I went to church this morning, but I didn't hear the gospel, did you? With American Independence Day coming up this Wednesday, like so many Evangelicals across our great nation, this morning I was subjected to a 'Patriotic Worship Service' that consisted of a string of flag-waving, patriotic, God-and-country types songs followed . . .

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July 01, 2007

Evangelicals Don't Get It, Part 1

As those who have read my past ramblings know, corporate worship is a very important subject to me...primarily because of the horrendous chicanery that passes as 'worship' in many Evangelical circles. I can confidently say for a multitude of reasons, when it comes to corporate worship, Evangelicals just don't 'get it.' . . .

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June 30, 2007

"Bless Thou the Astronauts Who Face"

Go, Atlantis, go!Atlantis liftoff

At 7:38 pm (EDT) today the shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and made a safe, flawless, and beautiful ascent to space. Just a moment ago, at 9:23 pm (EDT), the Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, gave Atlantis a 'Go for orbital ops,' meaning that all essential tasks to . . .

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June 08, 2007

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