I had a coffee in town with a friend this morning. And while I always notice it, it hit me the extent to which the city is under construction. All of the construction makes life more difficult for people who live and work here. Inconvenient is probably a better word. As I was noticing all […]
Over the past week we’ve been teasing some information about the next step in our church planting journey. We’ll be sharing more of the details over the next few weeks, but here’s the latest…
This July marks the five year anniversary of our move to Dublin. I wanted to do a series of posts this summer about our journey; how it came about, what the process and the past 5 years have been like. Stuff like that.
Next week we’ll share some news about the next step we are taking with church planting here in Dublin.
…okay, not really. Experts make me nervous. Not people who have reached a level of expertise in their field, but more those who have written a book, or built a large church or ministry and begin speaking at conferences teaching people how to do what they do. I’ve experienced this in fields such as: -prayer […]
One of things I love getting to do is show off Dublin to people who come to visit. Whether it is ministry partners from the States, or colleagues in Communitas, having a day or two to walk people around the city and share what we are dreaming is one of my favorite things! Over the […]
As the news has hit over the past day that “torture works” I’ve had an image in my mind. There’s a dark room, with a few strategically placed lights. Perhaps I watched too much 24 (although I instinctively looked away from the screen when ever the torture on that show began.) In this room is […]
When we moved to Dublin in 2012, we knew there would be a lot for us to figure out. Everything from learning a new banking system, to understanding how utilities operate, to figuring out where to buy various items you need (There are no mega-stores here and usually a pharmacy is only a pharmacy). That […]
When our family moved here in 2012, Elizabeth and I felt at home almost immediately. In a way we never did even in Ithaca where we’d lived for 18 years, raised our kids and made many good friends. When we’d share this with people we’d would often be asked why it was. And while there are […]
In September of this year, 500 million Yahoo email accounts were breached (USA Today Article). Then earlier this month it was reported that Yahoo allowed the US government to take a peak and check out your email account. (Washington post article). Well, now it has gotten personal! Yahoo email has shut down my MailChimp Account. So here […]
I spent too much of my life in churches where a person could use the phrase “Thus says the Lord,” and whatever followed would often carry the weight of scripture. When I was younger and less mature, I would go to conferences hoping that the person on stage would have a “thus says the Lord,” for me. As I got older and saw a lot of harmful and manipulative things follow those words, I hoped I wouldn’t be noticed.
Today was day 3 of our Communitas soul care retreat. We went to Glendalough for a day of solitude. Wanted to throw up a few of my favourite pictures of the day. You can see them here: http://www.thewilsonsindublin.com/?p=3533