Moving In

By , September 5, 2000 00:00

OK. I’m one day late. But you’ll have to forgive me because I was down in Saint John for the conference there this past weekend and just returned late last night. The conference was wonderful. I love getting together with the YP which I have not seen in such a long time. The Readings were on the book of Ruth, and both practical and profitable for the time. I also especially enjoyed the talk in the Open Meeting on the assembly and the ground of gathering. I think too often our eyes are focused on ourselves and we need to have this focus redirected all too often. It was encouraging. Today also marks the day when I move into our new house, as well as having my younger brother live with me. I guess that means lots of interesting things in the days to come. This coming weekend I hope to make it down the Montrose conference and I’ll let you know how that goes. Smile all.

Bike or Car?

By , August 28, 2000 00:00

Oops. Did I miss a week there? I’m sorry. And I don’t even have the excuse that I was travelling although I did just fly in from Manhatten last night after spending the weekend with my brother. Anyway, I’m excited because this week my family intends to be in the area most of the time so I should be seeing lots of them. I know I’m spoiled because I was just home for two weeks one month back, but it’s summer vacation and that means spending time with family. Speaking of which, when I was down in NY this past weekend, I was able to spend some time lounging out on the beaches of Long Island. I think I’d forgotten how much I love the beach and bodysurfing in the waves. It was most wonderful. This coming weekend, I intend DV to make it down to Saint John for the conference there. The only question is: bike or car?

Sacrifices

By , August 14, 2000 00:00

Maybe instead of just putting the date on a weekly basis, I should be putting my current location as well. For instance, I was in San Francisco last weekend, and I’m currently in Charlotte, North Carolina right now sending this on my lunch break. This landscape is incredible – like out of the Old South. I’m so excited because tonight I get to see someone who I’ve been dying to see for the longest time (since last Christmas) and one of my best friends. I’m driving up to see her tonight, and, if only for three or four hours, I’m thankful that I can make it up there. This past weekend was a lot of fun and I’m so glad I could make it to Montreal YP. The meetings were and I especially enjoyed the second one on “sacrifices”. After just finishing the book “Lords of the Earth”, the meaning of these thoughts certainly took on a thought provoking light. There are many sac rifices that I can offer to the One who gave His all for me. Like that little children’s song says, “Make me a servant, Humble and meek, Lord let me lift up, Those who are weak.” There are lots more thoughts on sacrifices I could share, and I wish I could send you a copy of the meeting. Smile all.

Thankful

By , August 7, 2000 00:00

Do you know what it’s like to see a sunset heading west from 33,000 feet? Absolutely and awe-inspiringly beautiful!! Yipper, I’m currently in San Francisco, California after teaching my first day of a three day course in a downtown building – just miles from the Golden Gate bridge. It seems strange to wake up to a $37 breakfast after skipping breakfast yesterday and breaking bread in Nepean, Ontario. Should I also mention that my brain should be in vacation mode as well because it’s currently a civic holiday in Canada for us? Oh well, I look forward to another weekend coming like this past one where I spent all Saturday waterskiing and swimming and playing volleyball and just generally bumming around in Rideau Ferry. Only this time it will be at Montreal YP weekend. That will be wonderful and I shouldn’t complain about missing holidays. In fact, I’m thankful for everything that I’ve been given. The Lord is truly wonderful and Love.

No Fixed Address

By , July 31, 2000 00:00

So I just got to experience my first quarter end. When I say that, I mean that the company that I work for has pressure to make a certain target and sales in order to meet projected earnings. I suppose that sometimes this might not be at all fun, but this time it was both exciting and interesting. So that was the big event for the week. No wait, the big event for the week is that I’m now officially Danny Allan of no fixed address. For the month of August, I will be a floater, a street bum. I moved out of 30 Sutton on Saturday and said good-bye to my residence of two years at 19:00. It was a bit sad to walk through the rooms, now completely empty, and realize that this was the last time I would see them – sort of like saying good-bye to an old friend. Oh well, the house that we move into in September is much nicer and cost no more, so I’m looking forward to that. Smile!