I had a good day today. I got back home yesterday from travels with P.G. and Lily Vargis (see below). Today, Jenni, the boys and I spent the day in Columbus, Georgia. Jenni had a shower to go to and the boys and I played at Burger King and Hollywood Connection. I also hit three book stores (Lifeway, B&N and Books-a-Million). And yes, new books was the reason that this was a good day…the books and the fact that I got to spend it with the family. I added the following books to my library:
Confessions of A Reformission Rev. by Mark Driscoll
The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen
The New International Commentary on the New Testament: The First Epistle to the Corinthians by Gordon Fee
God’s Greater Glory by Bruce Ware
Traveling with P.G. this week was rewarding. We were in two churches and we had time to talk about India and the ministry. The two sermons that P.G. preached were based out of the same text and they had the same points but different feels. The first one was passionate but light-hearted. The second one was equally passionate but heaver. It left the pastor — and others — in tears. You cannot helped but to be moved to pray for, give into and go to India to join those that are giving their all for the sake of the gospel. In the first 150 days of 2007, there were 125 recorded attacks on Christians by non-Christians in India. They need our prayers.
We will be in Botkins, OH and St. Joseph, MO next week. Pray for P.G. and Lily. Pray for India. Pray for IET. I will blog more about our travels next week.
Here is P.G. and Lily in the Houston airport enjoying a little Starbucks.
Lilly: tall black tea (hot)
P.G.: tall regular coffee, cream, no sugar
Derek (not pictured): tall Carmel Macchiato