Friday, July 08, 2005

Off to LA

Off to LA

Tonight Rachel and the singles group are having a sleepover at the church. That's because they are leaving at 4am tomorrow to drive to Los Angeles. They will be in downtown LA working in soup kitchens, food distribution places, and in Boys' and Girls' clubs M-F next week. Then they drive home next weekend. There are 4 boys and 4 girls going--but really I should be calling them men and women, shouldn't I?--they range in age from 24-33. They will be traveling in a 15-passenger van.

Please pray for their safety and effective ministry.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Sushi Rolls

David got home at 3am. Thank you, Lord, for his safe trip. Right away he wanted to make dinner to show what he's been eating while living in DC.

First, put rice on the seaweed.

Add thinly sliced vegetables and fake crabmeat.

Use the gadget to roll it up.

Cut it into pieces.

Mommy, look what I made!


Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Driving Straight Through

David is on the road, driving from DC to Dallas. He left at 5:30 this morning and we've checked in with him several times by cell phone. Not one to waste his time, he talked on his phone to a mortgage agent and a real estate agent, and at one point had me filling in the questions for an online loan application while he fed me the answers over his phone. He doesn't have much time before he needs to have a place to live in Houston.

It is now past 10pm and I've just talked to him again. He seems to think he's had enough Starbucks to keep himself awake and drive straight through. I don't approve, but hey, I'm just the mom. He asked me if there was a bed for him to sleep in--I guess I'd better go put some clean sheets on the vacant bed. I'll take the phone to bed with me and expect a call at 4:30am to let him in.

Lord, keep him safe.

In other news, this morning Rachel turned in the last bits of an application for a real teaching job. Lord, lead her to the right job.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Everybody's Growing Up

Baby David called from DC today to ask my opinion of how he should treat a real estate agent from whom he is trying to buy a condo in Houston. He also told about his farewell party from NIH--he's getting an expensive, engraved stethoscope as a goodbye gift.

Andrew called yesterday and told about the house he and soon-to-be-wife Laura might buy in the DR, strictly as an investment. He was happy how his AIDS project was coming along, and finally got two pickups out of hock so he is now driving.

Rachel decided she was (just barely) brave enough to finish applying for a real teaching job. The location would be ideal, but her chances of actually getting it are probably pretty slim. She will turn in the last pieces of the application on Tuesday.

Lord, they are all a blessing to me. Continue working in their lives, and draw them close to yourself. May their roots and foundation go deep in your love.