Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Guy Kawasaki's alltop.com has selected this blog for its church page. I'm honored! I'm going to have to start blogging again! :)
Just discovered that and I had never heard of the site until Andrew Jones mentioned it. Neat.
Seriously, though, I have never traveled so much in my life and that's precipitated the dearth of blogging.
Two weeks ago I was in Omaha, NE for a week, then Waterloo, IA. Tomorrow I'm going to Chicago, then Ocean City for 2 days at the beach, then to Dallas for Leadership Network's Missional Renaissance Community. Then September will be the busiest month I've had since starting Gallup 16 June. I'm absorbing Gallup's primary constructs, meeting great people, and working with some incredible clients. When I'm home, I try to really be home and focus on the family. I anticipated this much travel early but we've some government clients coming on line now and that will be a special focus of mine moving forward and so I won't have to travel as much. But for now, it's a season of chosen imbalance. I'm grateful to God for my new role. I've also been able to meet some of the folks in Gallup Faith and hope to one day begin working with them. But I'm also happy I've been able to continue my work with Leadership Network.
My three greatest challenges are consistent quality time listening to and responding to God and working out. Still trying to figure that out with this schedule and I must figure all three out.
Posted by Stephen at 8/16/2008 11:40:00 PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
- Background on Skye's condition
Update: The good news is that Skye has experienced virtually no pain since her hospitilization in Hopkins in February. However, we were surprised to have learned a few weeks ago that Skye's Reflux had returned. Then later, Skye experienced some infection that broke through to her blood. Antibiotics seem to have cleared it right up, but Skye's surgeon at Johns Hopkins nevertheless wants to talk to us tomorrow morning about the possibility of doing major surgery to remove the Deflux that's calcified and reattaching her ureters as a means by which to stop the Reflux. Obviously our primary goal is to protect her one working kidney and the continuance of Reflux is a serious concern that must be addressed.
Your prayers for wisdom - and Skye's healing - would be appreciated.
Posted by Stephen at 8/13/2008 11:11:00 PM