In a matter of hours (DV) I'll be on a plane to good ole Cork. I'll have a weekend with my brother, then off to JFK. I'm so relieved to be packed and heading back.

My last few days here were relatively relaxing. A real change of pace. I enjoyed the hospitality and home-cooking of the Griffioen's in their Loenen countryside village. And the 'Lommer boys gave me a nice reprint of Kuyper's short devotional work "The Practice of Godliness" as a going away gift.

It's been a trying 14 months, and I'm thankful to the Lord for all the patience and encouragement of family and friends. I look forward to the comforts of the land flowing with milk and honey and to the final conquest over Giant Thesis.