Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Back in the USA!
Well we are finally back in the USA. It is great to be home with family. I almost wept(for joy) walking through the aisles at Safeway. I have already eaten Mexican food, Sushi, good salads, my Mom's excellent BBQ beef, and much more. Of course all in moderation as I don't want to explode into my formerly fat self.

It is great to be back. I haven't seen very many people yet, but am looking forward to it. I got to see family and that was great. We are staying at my brother's place until we can find a place to live. We will likely rent in Tukwila somewhere.

I will try to keep the blog updated with interesting things I come across and of course with baby pictures when the baby comes.

But for now I just want to thank all of you who supported us while we were in Peru both financially and through your prayers. I am very glad we were able to go and happy with what we were able to achieve.

Sunday, October 02, 2005
Poverty in America
I just read an opinion piece about the underclass in America. It is definitely provocative and harsh. It subtitle reads, "The poverty Katrina underscored is primarily moral, not material". Its premise is that much of poverty today in the US is caused by anti-social behavior and bad choices as opposed to lack of opportunity. I don't know if I would paint the picture with quite a broad of brush as the author uses, but the argument definitely has validity. Regardless, in my opinion it underscores the obligation that the North American church has to reach out to the underclass. The Bible has the answers to these problems, we just need more people who know how to apply it appropriately to those most in need of hearing it.


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