Thursday, February 8, 2007

February School Blues

Wild chill of -30 degrees this past week, can you believe it!

Schooling has been pressing in and yet we seem to be able to move forward. Jennifer finished her paper for this week, and my readings for the anthropology course seem to be moving steadily ahead. For all that, I think they’re taking their toll. Cole seems to have felt neglected this past weekend as we traveled from classes to churches. He and Ben went with Jennifer to their weekly French class Saturday morning in Mississauga, while I trekked off to Brantford with my brother Jim to our all day ethics class. We finally met up in Hamilton at the Ikea store to travel onto Peterborough for the night. Though the weather had been rather threatening with snow, we arrived at our destination without incident. Sunday morning we participated in both morning services at the Free Methodist Church there, followed by a potluck. Then it was on to Mount Albert for an evening missions service with more food after the meeting. It was nearly eleven when finally arrived home once more. Cole expressed the concern that we thought the churches were more important than him. With all the traveling we did this weekend I’m not surprised, though I think Mom and Dad’s preoccupation with school work the week before may have had something to do with it as well. This week we’ve tried to make sure we’re available to the boys when they’re home in the evening, playing family games and reading books together. Hopefully the investment will help to offset some of the other pressures he may be feeling right now. Please pray that he will sense our love and care and that we will find ways to be sensitive to his needs.

Please pray for our ministry this week in Madoc, ON.

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