27 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Foursquare Connection 2014

Right after our church gathering on Sunday, I left for our annual Foursquare Connection in Dallas, TX. The event happens Monday – Thursday, so as I’m writing this on Tuesday night, we’re halfway through. Foursquare Connection is the annual gathering of our Foursquare pastors. It’s kind of like a big family reunion. We gather for […]

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23 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Why Is the Sun Up in the Middle of the Night?

I’m in Chicago on a couple hour layover. It’s 4:10 am according to my body, but Chicago believes it’s 6:10 am. I left LAX at about 10:45 pm. All this makes for a short night, but I’m sure my body will painfully remind me of that in short order once I arrive in Christiansburg, Virginia. […]

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02 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Foursquare Connection, Day 4

This was the final day of our annual Foursquare Connection. A good one as well. Started off at 8:15 am (that’s 5:15 am my time!) with the final business session, where a couple of final reports were presented and votes were cast for some bylaw changes and other business. At 10:00, the final session began […]

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01 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Foursquare Connection, Day 3

Full day! After a great morning session with Ed Stetzer, the Advancing Leaders Collaborative Learning Tracks went for several hours with a break for lunch. I had the opportunity to share lunch with a new friend today. Pastor Alex Prokopchik serves as Pastor of the North Hollywood Foursquare Church, both the English AND Russian speaking […]

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31 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Foursquare Connection, Day 2

The morning started out very nicely and continued on through the day. I mentioned last night that if one were to try to keep up with the entirety of the Convention schedule, you would be at meetings from 8:30 am through at least 9:30 pm with only breaks for lunch and dinner. I, for one, […]

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30 May 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Foursquare Connection, Day 1

Yesterday ended quite badly, starting with arriving to my hotel room at about 2:00 am Columbus time. That in and of itself was not entirely a bad thing. It was buffered by a great conversation with a guy I sat with on the plane from Chicago to Columbus and a shared cab ride with one […]

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29 May 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Waiting For A Jet Plane, Among Other Things

Sitting at Chicago O’Hare Airport, waiting for my 9:05 (7:05 PST) to board and take off at 11:00 (9:00 PST), which is midnight in Columbus, Ohio, my destination. Attending our annual Foursquare Convention with about 2,000 other Foursquare Pastors and Leaders. Circumstances have kept me from attending the last two years, so I’m looking forward […]

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23 May 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Decompression?

At the end of what I am considering our “first week” without Jonathan, all seems to be well. While Jonathan has been gone for 8 weeks now, I think of this as our first week because even though he was in Oregon for 5 weeks and now has been in Utah for 3 weeks, for […]

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19 May 2010 ~ 3 Comments

To Be Or Not To Be Crohn’s

Haven’t updated in a while, so I thought I’d do so after a little news now. After going back on the Reglan, the shakes and “crawling out of my skin” feeling came back pretty strong. The GI doc lowered the dose twice over a week and half, but nothin-doin. Wasn’t doing anything for the nausea […]

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