>International Adoption Conference this weekend!

>This is where I will be this Saturday!
It’s local and has some great forums and best of all, my dear pal and social worker, Amanda Heiderich, is the keynote speaker!
Whoohoo!
Not to be missed.
It’s called “International Adoption: What to expect when you leave the airport.”

The forums are on:
Older Child Adoptions
Trans Racial and Trans Cultural Adoptions
Special Needs
A Parent’s Perspective

I know! How am I gonna choose?!  Every one, right up my alley.  Oy….choices choices.
Anyhow, I’ve arranged the sitters (thank you Olivia and Tom) and I’m going. I’m excited, I’m gonna Tivo the ND game and go to the conference and clap really loud for Amanda too, because everyone else will be doing the same thing.  She is terrific and a great resource for anyone who has interest in these topics.  This should be a great day of info and hopefully hanging out with interesting folks who are standing on the same page….I”m really looking forward to it!


Be there or be square!
{No, that doesn’t date me….all the really cool hip people are saying that again!}

>Praying for Bishop

>Today is a day of much import:
It’s the anniversary of 9/11, of course.
It’s Ethiopian New Year: Melkem Addis Amet!
It’s game day for the Irish.

Most of all however, for us here in the coffeehouse, today is a day of prayer for our dear Bishop who is recovering from heart surgery.
He needs our prayers and I ask, if you have a moment and the inclination, to pray for this holy and dear good man.
He is one of the good guys.
He is my spiritual father…..our family’s spiritual father and we love him.
Please pray for the swift and full recovery of our Bishop, David Choby.

Praying for Bishop…….

>One Week, coming out of the water

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Photo by Larry McCormick, The Tennessean Newspaper

It’s been one week. One week since this region was turned upside down. One week for us to see how great the people here can be. This is why I love it here, the people.  This is maybe the best compilation of this flood.  Look. See. Help. It’s simple…..

It’s easy, go here: Best clearing house for help:
Hands on Nashville.