where i am & where i’m going

I’m not quite in the home stretch of this enormous road trip, but with only 2 1/2 weeks left, I’m something like 2/3 of the way through. [Lots of fractions for a Saturday post. Forgive me.]

So here’s what I have planned (and some ways you can pray!). And, as always, I’d love any input you have on what / who I should see along the way!

this weekend: UMichigan

I’ll be here in Ann Arbor, exploring some college ministry but also exploring some college in general. As one of THE prominent football-lovin’ schools, I’m excited to see that whole scene today at University of Michigan – and it’s Parents’ Weekend, too!

monday ~ wednesday: conference in Iowa

In a bit of a quirky move, I’ll actually be flying from Toledo back west to the middle of Iowa. But there’s a good reason for this aerial counter-clockwise jaunt – I get to speak at a PC(USA) synod-wide college ministry conference! Held in Cedar Falls, the home of UNI, I’ll be speaking to and learning with a bunch of college ministers (one of my favorite things in the whole world).

Once we’re done, I fly back to Toledo and continue my trip from there. Kinda crazy, but it should be a nice respite from the driving thing.

and beyond: PANJNY

After that, it looks like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York will be my stompin’ grounds until Thanksgiving week, when I’ll be angling toward home in Texas. Through a surprisingly parallel itinerary, I should be in State College, PA, next weekend – just in time to enjoy a home game weekend at a school (Penn State) also known for being a great home-game-weekend kind of place! Should be fun to compare and contrast with Michigan.

The stops I’m planning now: Pittsburgh, State College, Rowan (NJ), and Ithaca (NY). But we’ll see what God wants to add (or subtract)!

i’d love for you to pray for…

  • For God to speak through me at this conference, both in large-group and other connections throughout
  • Continued good connections, including hearing back from people as God sees fit
  • Continued health in a trip that can wear me out over time
  • Direction on scheduling during the coming two weeks

written at the Glass House Cafe in the Palmer Commons, University of Michigan

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Road Trip 13: Day 34 recap
recap: some very cool encounters at U. Michigan – including two faculty members! (see all explorations so far)
T-shirt: the Duck tribe of Oregon
saturday: experiencing the festivities of a home game Saturday (and Parents’ Weekend) at University of Michigan

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