Wednesday, July 9, 2008


This is the third day here in Ireland and Murray and I are having a great time. Surprisingly, we have gotten over the jet lag very quickly. Although it is 1:30 a.m. here and we are both still awake (which is very unusual for us). The hardest adjustment has been with the light. Tonight we were walking back to our hotel at 11:45 and it was still not dark outside. At 9:30 it seems like it is about 5:00. I cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like to try to get kids to bed at 7:30 here! I am sure it just does not happen. We are here with a group of musicians, mainly college age. The church that we are working with is putting on a musical festival which the group we are with is playing at and promoting during the day on the streets by "busking" (playing on the streets). It has been a great experience so far. It has been amazing to see more people come to the coffee house each night. Our prayer is that people would come and get connected with someone at the church. That people are stepping into a church is a huge deal here! There is definitely no "church" culture in Dublin.

Here are some pictures from our journey so far:

Murray's Pub is on the next block down from our hotel. Good food, great drinks and fun times so far!

This is Murray's first breakfast in Ireland at Murray's. This is a full Irish breakfast. And yes, those are baked beans and french fries (chips).

The group busking on Grafton Street


  1. sounds like you're having a blast! Enjoy Ireland for us...perhaps have a Guinness for us as well! :)

    Danny & Emily (Britton too)

  2. missed you at church this am. I know ya'll are having a wonderful time. Praying for ya'll. I tried calling you- shoot me an email when you can.

  3. i can't wait to hear more about your trip. safe travels!