Friday, August 29, 2008

A Wide-Ranging Update

OK, so we've been back in the UK for more than a week now, and it's been a while since I posted anything. Jetlag has had its way with us, affecting sleep and messing around with our rhythms. Ian started at a new school this week and tomorrow we'll attend the third (!) orientation event. No complaints there: They've done such a great job of welcoming us as new parents, and it's been especially good for the families who are just arriving in London. Julie's birthday was Wednesday, and we're having a nice dinner this evening to celebrate. At church we're gearing up for an important season, where we reach out to new arrivals with events and presentations and meetings and, well, you get the picture.


It's really good to be back in London. We enjoyed our time with family and friends so much, and we miss them a lot right now, but we needed to get back to our work, our schedules, our stuff. It's amazing how quickly we re-adapted to living without a car again. We're back into our regular pattern of buses and trains, just as if we'd never left.

God has been good to us in this process of coming back to London. In a lot of ways we're still fish out of water here, but that changes more each time we make re-entry. I like where we are right now: feeling at home and out of place at the same time. That's a good posture for us in our ministry here, because it keeps our eyes and hearts alert for the new person, for the stranger, and lets us serve them from what is now our home base. God has been good.

In other news...

There have been a few online reviews for my book. Print reviews can take as much as a year, but the Internet can speed the process up a bit (that's great news for authors, who don't like waiting for these things at all). You can see the reviews at the links below:

This review was followed by an interview with me, which can be found at:

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