The Best Laid Plans…

The Best Laid Plans…

This afternoon I was scheduled to take part in a video call with a group from the States. (This is part of a coaching huddle which I wrote about previously). As you might not know, unless you live in Ireland, while Daylight Savings Time began in the US last...
a gift

a gift

One day earlier this week, as usual, I was up before the kids needed to get up for school. I had some quiet time to read, pray, and enjoy a few very good cups of coffee. The phrase, “receive this as a gift,” popped into my head. It is a phrase that has...
5 Ways to More Quickly Adjust to a New City

5 Ways to More Quickly Adjust to a New City

In 2012 our family moved from Ithaca, NY (a college town of about 33,000 people) where we’d lived for 18 years to Dublin, Ireland. While Dublin is a very different place from Ithaca, it was a relatively smooth transition. In fact Liz and I have both commented...

Starting off a New Year

Hope you had a great holiday season. Our family had a relaxing and very enjoyable Christmas and a quiet New Year’s week where our biggest accomplishment was messing up our normal sleep routine by staying up way too late. (The image above is a road down to the...
New Year’s Day Flooding

New Year’s Day Flooding

This morning I was getting ready to make breakfast for everyone, but needed to go out & buy some eggs (since last night’s egg nog used the last of them.) While driving along the coast, I noticed that the water looked higher than normal. I drove down a bit...