Friday, September 30, 2011

The Apprentice

For the next year I will be:

That's right.  I'm going to get bangs.

In all seriousness, I will be working for CSM in a position that will allow me to explore what it means to live and work cross-culturally in the city.  I'm very excited about the opportunity to see God work around me and through me. 

Essentially, I will be volunteering long-term at a site of my choice, which is not yet determined.  I hope to build relationships with those I work alongside of and to absorb the wisdom of those who have been doing this for many years.

I start next week. fry an egg?

We were wondering if the almost intolerable weather in Philly this summer was something we could use to our advantage.  It's hard to reason using the stove in the house when you've already got 115°F to work with outside.  So, we tried our hand at a little sidewalk roasting:

It didn't work.

After careful analysis of the looks the neighbors gave us we realized that apparently, people already know that it doesn't work.

Oh well, none of us are wishing for the extra 43° it apparently does take.  At least Mr. Egg's Last Stand made the internet.  And a good (?) lunch for a dog.

Drafts & Altars

The title for this blog comes from something I wrote a while back regarding the way I view my journals:

it has recently come to my attention that i never revise what i write.  i hardly regard this as a lack of judgment but rather as a choice to let be what was and focus on what can be.  i hope these drafts may be an exposition not of a broken girl but of what a loving GOD can do with a marvelous creation.


back in biblical times, people would build altars to remember occasions on which GOD moved in their lives.  at the altar, everything makes sense.  you are a loving GOD and we are loving followers placing all at your feet.  these are my altars to you, occasions i never want to forget so that when the world grays, your light will shine through these pages into the darkness of my world.