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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Another tangible reminder….

The picture below is another tangible reminder that New Orleans is in a rebuilding process.  This is a picture of our neighbors house that is being raised 4 feet of the ground (our house is just to the right behind the red truck).  The house was badly damaged in Katrina….it had major flooding and foundation … Continue reading »

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Kids Church…

Every Sunday Nolan reminds us what time it is by saying “kids church daddy/mommy”. The first few weeks of kids church he was a bit nervous, but now he is really getting into it. He loves it when they crank up the music…that’s his signal to get up and dance. Dancing is followed up with an interactive bible … Continue reading »

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Peace….

A few days ago, me and the rest of the guys on the team returned from our retreat at the monastery.  It was an extremely peaceful trip as we spent much of our time in silence and solitude. See pictures below. Today I am making an unexpected visit to California to go to my grandma’s funeral.  … Continue reading »

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Just Nolan and Mommy…

While Matt is at the monastery, Nolan and I are having great mother/son bonding time. This morning we went to the Audobon zoo with Cindy and the boys (Nicholas and Andrew). It was a perfect 85 degrees and sunny. We played in the water at “monkey hill,” excavated in the sand, and rode the carousel … Continue reading »

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Guy's retreat

Tomorrow, I, along with the other fellas on our team, will be leaving for a retreat.  We returning on Sunday.  The hope is that while we are gone we will connect with God and each other, and that we will come back with our cups full – ready to give more of our lives away.  I would … Continue reading »

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Yards….

Yesterday our team got up early and began mowing lawns, killing weeds, edging, and cleaning up debris on a handful of yards.  This is a weekly routine of ours that normally takes about 3 hours.  Not only do we work on our own yards but we also take the time to make a few of our neighbors yards beautiful as … Continue reading »

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