In his book No Nut Like a Brazil Nut, Glover Shipp recorded the early days of the first Belo Horizonte mission team. For each year he covered, he assigned a descriptive title, “The Year of …” Continue reading
My entertainment tonight is from libre.fm, a free music site. Went with the classical track. Don’t bother me with words this evening.
Received from the printer this morning most of the 5000 copies of our latest book in Portuguese. Still another 500 to come. They’re in packages of 50 and make quite a pile in the office. I still need to pay the remainder of the bill. The printer and I go way back, so he’s cool about that. Continue reading
A switch of site theme is like a change of clothes. It should happen often. That’s my philosophy.
The background photo is by our friend Gerald, now living in E.Tenn. Continue reading
The explanation is simple. Last Thursday we arrived from Alabama at my mother-in-law’s house, where there’s no internet access. In the past, I’ve gone into town and used the wifi at the congregation’s offices (which I am doing now). During this visit, however, I chose not to do so, even though we had some updates that needed to be done, after moving our sites to a new hosting service. Continue reading
Read my latest Corollaries segment on The Fellowship Room, Things that Never Seem to Get Old in Life, and Some that Do. I’ll likely be off the Internet for a few days, with only occasional access, so you can savor this while I’m gone.
Headed in a bit to Alabama, then tomorrow to Mississippi, to visit the mother-in-law, and report Sunday to the Iuka church. Come join us there!
No big deal, actually, but I thought I’d get your attention. We’ve knocked around the house today, nothing special. Continue reading
The Missus chose to go see the latest X-Men movie over the US’ debut in the World Cup against Ghana. Is that right and proper?
In the pool today, 1900 meters. I can tell my resistance is building up, didn’t feel as wasted afterwards as before. Teacher let me swim at will, which also helps. Continue reading
The swim teacher said I swam 1600m today, 32 laps in an hour. I counted less, but I’ll trust the objectivity of someone who’s not in the water. I tend to lose count after a few laps.
Not bad after a week of swimming, for an old guy.
We watched the opening game of the World Cup yesterday between Brazil and Croatia. Brazil won 3-1 and had the distinction of making all the goals in the game. Figure that one out. Continue reading
Long holiday period here. First was the Catholic Good Friday for which most people got off work. Today is Tiradentes Day, honoring the martyr of independence. (They joke that all Brazilian heroes die: Ayrton Senna, Tancredo Neves.)
In spite of that, our attendance yesterday at Taubaté and Urbanova congregations held up well. Two good moments. For Bible class in the former, I’m teaching a series on the New Testament church, and yesterday’s lesson, number 13 in the series, was the first of two parts on the church’s mission, from Matthew and Mark. Next week, from Luke and John. Continue reading