Over on our family blog (TheWilsonsInDublin.com), I've started a series of posts explaining how we got from Ithaca to Ireland. In one of last week's posts I talked a bit about a very difficult time our family went through from 2007 to 2009. In recounting that period, it got me thinking about how God has worked in my life repeatedly. I think it is how he works in the lives of most people. And for lack of a better phrase I'll call it the "carrot & stick method."
One of the common questions we hear is "What does life in Ireland look like for us?" I thought I'd write out a brief preview of the week ahead for us, as well as a brief recap on the past weekend, and hopefully give you a glimpse. When I was on a missions trip to the Philippines in the early 1990's the US missionary there took a few of us out as he ran his errands for the day (such as acquiring fresh drinking water). While we were out he said, "We spend half our day just doing things we need to survive". Thankfully high quality water is piped right into our home here in Dublin, but I thought it'd be good to give you a picture of what a "week in the life," looks like.