Woohoo! Kansas City was a good time. Best because we missed a snowstorm while we were down there. Of course, a tornado warning is a bit of a fresh cultural experience, but I think it beats frostbite.

Americans aren't so scary after all. Actually, I felt a strange kind of kinship. I am not too sold on the extreme patriotism stuff, but I got that feeling that I get everytime I am in a new country. Rich Mullins finds the best balance between feelings for our country and God:

Nobody tells you when you get born here
How much you'll come to love it and how you'll never belong here
So I'll call you my country, but I'll be lonely for my home
And I wish that I could take you there with me