Here are some interesting links that should give you some insight into the thoughts going on in the strange and wonderful place I like to call "my mind".
First, last week I got to go down to Kansas City to rendez-vous (that's French!) with teammies Chad and Traci. We headed out to Lawrence, Kansas where we met up with Rick Mumford, who served as a missionary for several years in Paris. (Thanks Rick!) Check out teammate Chad's blog on the meeting: http://voilafrance.wordpress.com/ Some great insights from Rick.
Next, had a meeting this morning with some friends and one of them mentioned my last blog where I'd told of reading someone's challenge for any Christian to "prove" God's existence by praying that someone's missing limb would grow back. You can read the blog for my stellar points on the matter, or you can check out this awe-inspiring link that I saw this afternoon instead. All I can say is, "Wow." http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4531209&page=1 Nuff said.
And, in case you haven't seen our latest two videos that came out of our little art project, check out the latest versions here: http://nightmayer.com/13.html (Blatant self-promotion.)
I have a bruised rib. You can read about bruised ribs here: http://www.fitnessequipmentinfosite.com/treating-bruised-ribs.html
(Pat and I are feeling this week like we're in our 80's, not our 40's.)
Pat's been watching "Horatio Hornblower", which is pretty good. You can read more about the Royal Navy during the Napoleanic Wars here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_navy#1707.E2.80.931914
Oh, and at our Bible study last Thursday night and then again with my "breakfast buddies" this morning, the subject of being led by God's Spirit versus trying to follow the rules came up. You can learn more about this topic at: Romans (the book in the Bible, that is) Good stuff.
Shout outs to the Nieswender girls for the Easter basket (okay, and Matt, too), and to Ron & Donna for Jake's TV/DVD player to use in the bedroom so Pat and I can have some quality time when she's unable to get up. I guess I should be thanking Jake.
And a special shout out to Lisa W., who describes her prayers on our behalf as "standing in the gap with" us through this season of much uncertainty in our lives. And that's what you all do. Thank you so much, and God bless you.