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Tales From the Road : Tired

We have been seeing way to much of the world through a windshield lately. We are now in the third and final leg of our Home Missions Assignment. And it might be catching up with...

There is Porn On My Blog

Yesterday I received an alert that the stats on our family blog, TheWilsonsInDublin.com, were booming. I figured it had something to do with the fact that we’ve been travelling around, talking to people about what...

Walking along Lake Erie in Dunkirk

Random Thoughts from WNY

Random things I’m thinking about… HMA Update: We are currently starting week 2 of our Home Missions Assignment. Tomorrow (July 4th) Liz and I get on a plane and head to Atlanta for four packed...

Tales from the Road

This afternoon, Liz, Méabh, and I drove from Chicago to Dayton, Ohio. We had lunch in Dayton and then headed on to Columbus. But we needed gas first. This has been one of the problems...

Should I Pray or Should I Go Now

(the above photo is from a stop in Saugatuck, Michigan earlier this week) In the early 90s, Liz and I were on a missions trip in the Philippines. The van they rented to cart our team...

What if…

Have you noticed that normally when we start thinking of “What if’s?” we generally imagine the worst? Around the start of this year, we began nailing down the dates for our upcoming trip to the...

Ithaca

All four of my kids are from Ithaca, NY. That seems weird to say because when we lived there it seemed nobody was from Ithaca. It always seemed like a place where people came for...

Dates in the States

We are now only 5 weeks away from our trip to the States. Of course, between now and then we will move house…so never boring over here. While we there, we are planning on travelling...

Day Out with M – Botanical Gardens

After a long week of planning for our HMA (home missions assignment) and our upcoming move…followed by a whole Saturday of doing taxes…M & I decided that Sunday was going to be for fun. This...

What Do We Mean When We Say “Missional Community?”

Over the past several years, I have written here and in our newsletter about missional communities. Liz and I have shared stories about trying to start a missional community here in Clontarf. And we have shared our hope of helping to start missional communities across the city of Dublin. That all sounds great...if you know what we mean when we say missional community.