There’s not much to report on theologically this week as I’m just continuing to read, study, and pray on the same topics I shared previously. Dave, on the other hand, is taking good advantage of this sabbatical time to do some things on his bucket list. Last week he was in New York City for a conference on search engine optimization (don’t ask me what that is! something to do with web sites…) and this weekend he and Lucy are flying to Seattle to visit his mother Lucille for her 93rd birthday. It’s a blessing that they are able to take the time to be with her, so we’re grateful for this sabbatical on many counts! He’s also been stepping up his volunteer involvement in town, with the Boy Scout troop and tutoring in English for one of the transitional families served through Lift Up Lexington. Now he’s the one with three evening meetings a week! I’m not sure how we are going to mesh this when I go back to work, but it’s great that he has this opportunity and I get to be at home with the kids in the evening. When Dave’s not travelling, we’ve spent a few weekends at our cabin in New Hampshire, where we finally finished rebuilding part of our dock over the Columbus Day holiday. It turns out Lucy is better with a power drill than I am (she was enthusiastic about into screwing in all the deck screws — I’m very good at stripping heads, apparently) and the boys had fun with demolition work of taking apart the old dock.