About 10 days ago, I was at a church in which someone quoted James 4:13-16. I’ll quote it here for convenience:
13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
Wow! That sounded far too much like the spirit of this blog for me not to notice. So let this first post of substance begin by saying that we are not confident, in our own power, that we are able to make a trip to such-and-such a town (St. Andrews) and spend a year there (roughly). Rather, if the Lord wills we will do this thing.
Furthermore, we are grateful for the ways in which he’s already been providing: We have signed a lease on a place in St. Andrews, have a renter signed for our place in the US, and one of our visa applications has been approved (still waiting on the other four). The departure date is scheduled for July 24. If the Lord wills, this site will show some interesting photos of the journey on or around that date.
Until then, to avoid dwelling too much in the future, and to honor the passage above, we will not post too much to this blog.