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Feb 15: Snow and sun

This morning I decided to visit the Synagogue in Budapest.  It is a beautiful, old building.  As I got on the tram, the snow began to fall, and by the time I got to the stop I needed, it was coming down quiet heavily. It was cold, snowy and windy.  The synagogue was fairly cold […]

Feb 14: WVU joins Big 12

The schedules came out today for the BIG 12 Conference.  Wish I could be in Austin later this year for the matchup between WVU and Texas.  Should be an interesting game if Texas can solve its QB issues. The other great matchup in Austin is Texas playing TCU after Thanksgiving.  That should be packed with […]

Feb 10: time in a chair

Today I spent more than 2 hours in the dental chair.  I woke up very early this morning (try 3 a.m.) and couldn’t go back to sleep.  After sitting in the dental chair for that long, I waited for almost an hour before I had lunch. In the fast food restaurant, I dozed off, I […]

February 7: A little bit of home

After spending almost 2 hours in the dental chair today, I went to Starbucks to treat myself and to visit a colleague who was there waiting on his wife.  I find great comfort in walking into a Starbucks in places outside of the US. What I like about it is that no matter the decor […]

February 4: Openness

I witnessed an event yesterday that I desired to write about this morning.  However,  last night I read about Josh Hamilton’s relapse and some peoples comments on an ESPN blog that I decided I wanted to write about his relapse and his openness. When I read about his relapse and his quick response to the […]

February: Journaling

I am taking several people through Experiencing God.  It is one of the best courses I know that challenges believers to new heights. One of the young men studying with me grew up in a family of believers and I think he is the fourth generation Baptist.  After the first week, he shared with me […]

Winter in Donetsk

Throughout the month of December I wondered if winter was ever going to arrive in Donestk.  Even though it was cold (by a Texans standards!), it was not as cold as it could have been. As January 2012 rolled around, we had a few snow storms with a couple of heavy snowfalls.  Yet, after a […]

In western Ukraine

I have been in western Ukraine for the last few days and do not have regular internet.  Therefore, my usual Monday Morning Message will most likely appear on Tuesday night after I get home.

3M: Which celebration do you choose?

Eastern Europe celebrates Christmas according to the old Julian calendar date of January 7.  However, they celebrate New Years by the new Gregorian calender like most everyone else. So, I went to church on January 7 to attend a Christmas Day celebration.  Toward the end of the service they had prepared a video that was […]

3M: According to His Purpose

I am sure many of you have read Romans 8:28, which says, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”  Sunday morning I visited a church in Dnepropetrovsk and the assistant pastor preached from Romans 8:28-30. Now, to be […]