We have had a great time in Paris! Since my last blog we moved to a different part of the city, not far from the Eiffel Tower. On Sunday we worshipped at the American Church of Paris where our guest preacher and friend Tina Blair used to serve as a pastor as well as former church attendee and friend Gene Preston. We made some new friends and ministry connections at the church, which has been fun.  Here’s a picture of the sanctuary in thee American Church of Paris.

We have visited several museums this week. Here is Chris in meditation before Monet’s Water Lillies at l’Orangerie.


My favorite was the Rodin Museum today.  Here I am pondering what it might bee like to pose for Rodin. Carol is monitoring the situation to keep it less authentic by ensuring that I remain dressed.

On Wednesday, we went to a comedy show in English called how to Become a Parisian in 1 Hour. It was very funny, and how fun to attend an English language comedy show in Pars.  Thursday night, we celebrated Bastille Day with a fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower.

Friday evening, we took a ride on the Seine River. One site from our boat was the Cathedral Notre Dame. We never visited because the restoration from the fire prohibited this. Hmm! Just can’t imagine clergy who allow a fire in the church they serve.


Tomorrow we fly to to Florence where I will take a two week Commedia dell’ Arte class.