"Thanks and thanks again to Him who offers to the man whom the sorrows of life have assaulted and left naked–offers to him the fig leaf of the Word with which he can cover his wretchedness." -Søren Kierkegaard

Recap: Tour de America

Posted in Day-To-Day, Travel by matt on Friday, December 3, 2010

The United States is a pretty awesome place!

A few years ago you wouldn’t have heard anything like that from me. I’d have said something about how “it’s too homogenous and boring and blah-blah-blah.”

Whelp, here I am putting my foot in my mouth again.

The past 8 months have proven that, though a bit pricey, the US is anything but homogenous.

Southern-style weddings in New Orleans and Hattiesburg, an epic engagement in San Diego, a  family vacation to Roosevelt Nat’l Park in Colorado, team retreat at Lake Tahoe, an outdoor church gathering in San Francisco (they do, in fact, have a church there), a trip to the California wine country and then tea in San Fran’s China Town.

*takes a deep breath*

Old men dressed like Pinocchio for Oktoberfest in Squaw Valley, CA, PLC meetings in Chicago, Cincinnati and Maryland, visits to Kurdish student organizations in Washington D.C., a wedding weekend in Nashville, and there are still 3 more months of family, friends and support-raising to be enjoyed in America before we head to Iraq!

It’s been eye-opening for Cayla and I to experience such beauty and diversity in our home country, and we thank God for experiences we’ve had and the people we’ve met.

And to all our friends around the world, may your holiday season be filled with eye-opening, God-glorifying experiences as well!

Peace on earth,


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