Saturday, April 29, 2006

64+ oz. of Pure Love

We found this guy while stuck in a traffic jam, so I did a little internet research. Unless this guy did his own mod, 1988 Chevy Astro vans didn’t come with built-in catheters.

That travel mug is larger than his thigh! Can anyone say "The Bladinator?"


I've heard it said that the Shriners aren't a secret society. They're just a society with secrets. Well here's one now! They're not foolin' anybody. There'll only be one Sir Gus.

Driving With Dolphins / Swimming With Camels

The day started with a boat ride out into the Gulf for a little dolphin watching. If you’re talking to Fisher, kindly refer to the dolphins as “sharks” (it makes him feel cooler). The day ended with a drive over to the Atlantic side where we met a camel that had been knighted by the British crown for brave exploits in her majesty’s service no doubt.

Interns of The Cause should be jealous. Gus has a better ride than any of you. Anyone seen “Pimp My Camel’s Ride?”

Friday, April 28, 2006

Sunset on the Gulf

I just loved this pic and wanted everyone to see it.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Florida Bound

We drove non-stop through the night to get down to Florida today. Time for a much needed family vacation. We arrived in Orlando at about 5 PM after burning up I-75 for about 17 hours. Much love and thanks go out to my sister-in-law April and her employee discounts with Marriott Hotels. This trip would not have been possible without you! We plan to spend the next couple days at Universal Studios parks, then a couple days at Clearwater Beach on the Gulf side and on to Cocoa Beach for a couple days on the Atlantic side.

But first, some sleep.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

At home in Indiana

Greetings from the land of the indian. It is ridiculously green here (think Cambodia). In the last few days we've gone from 40° Boston with bare trees to 65° DC starting to turn green. Now it's like 80° and water-logged here in Indy. Some tornados ripped through here last week. I drove right down the middle of one such path the other day. It looked like a war zone except one house would be fine and the one next to it would be completely gone. Of course, amid all the homes in its path, the tornado did manage to search and destroy at least one mobile home. There must be some unseen meteorological force at work that magnetically draws tornados to trailers.

We leave for Florida on Saturday. White sand beach here I come.

Friday, April 14, 2006

busy busy

Just a quick entry with not much time to write. We ended the 40 days in Boston on Sunday the 9th. We had an incredible 4 day conference that evening, and we're expectant of something amazing to happen in New England and Harvard. Total hits on the Facedown40 site was 3,858,414. We're all completely blown away by the amount of support and rallied prayer.

We spent the beginning of the week mopping up loose ends in Boston and sent the interns on their way back to DC on Tuesday. Our family stayed behind and spent Wednesday prayer walking Bradford College. It's a small New England school that closed its doors in May 2000. Unbelievably, it has sat unoccupied for almost six years, and the price is rediculously cheap. We're praying for a financial stream that could allow The Cause to purchase it and open an international base for training and mobilization of a new Student Volunteer Missions Movement.

We drove back to DC yesterday, and we're leaving for vacation tonight. Indiana's our destination for Easter with family. Then we're off to Florida for a little R&R on the beach.

Keep y'all posted soon.