Wednesday, January 16, 2008

last night we were able to catch Shane Claibourne speak at Bel Air Pres. I was thankful to be able to go. Basically if you have read the book, he just told stories from the book. His message was "Have Less Live More." He showed a very powerful video clip from his time in Iraq to end his message. It wasn't anything very different from the book. Justin tape recorded it for a co-worker of his. so, i'm sure he'd let you borrow it if you are interested.

so, i am offically signed up to be a deacon at my church. interested, excited, nervous, curious. i'll let you know.

what are the chances of having a woman named Alma Sosa living in my same apartment complex. weird right. i always get her mail.

Justin and I have been excited for the time spent with our neighborhood kids as of late. One night after dinner we went out and played a fun game of tag in the parking lot. Adelaide had the most fun hanging from her dad's chest running away from screaming kids. it was hilarious. last saturday was so beautiful so we were feeding adelaide outside and the kids just came up and hung out with us for like a hour. we came up with some fun ideas the kids seemed into. Maybe an easter egg hunt for Easter and a big BBQ in the summer. We are excited to discover more ways to get to know our neighbors. we should be making the most of the time we are living here.

i thought i had more to say.....

"Life in community is no less than a necessity for us, an inescapable 'must'... all life created by God exists in communal order and works toward community." -- Eberhard Arnold