Thursday was a big day for many reasons. We woke to a refreshing marine layer blanketing the hills, which promised more temperate weather for the work day. We dove into our work with gusto, since, unlike most years, this was to be our last full work day. With the scheduling of back to back evenings Read More
Tonight was a big night for us as we were invited to have dinners with the children in residence here in their group homes. All of us experienced wonderful hospitality and wonderful food. My group was with one of the girls homes with residents from elementary school through high school. With their “a little bit Read More
We hit the ground running Tuesday morning. After what appears to have been a very sound and restful sleep we were off to our various job sites. Most of us went to the new high school wing, while Bill and Anne prepared those boxes and boxes of peaches. (Mystery solved: the peaches will be frozen Read More
(Author’s note: I fully intended to post on our first day of work Monday evening, but, dang, if I didn’t fall asleep on my keyboard.) Folks began slowly to stir starting at 6:00 Monday morning; strong coffee waking us for the day ahead. We began with our annual Monday morning visit to the students’ weekly Read More
We have arrived safely in Rancho Santa Marta after a pretty uneventful two days drive. Saturday we made our way to Carlsbad where we stayed at St. Michael’s by the Sea Episcopal Church. Some made their way to the beach where some (not mentioning any names, Josh) got their pants wetter than was suggested. Oh Read More
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Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual LifeBy Henri Nouwen From the Amazon description:“With the clarity and depth characteristic of the classics, this spiritual bestseller lays out a perceptive and insightful plan for living a spiritual life and achieving the ultimate goal of that life — union with God. Nouwen views our spiritual “ascent” Read More
Perhaps you have heard of people “giving something up for Lent” or perhaps have practiced that yourself. (I always gave up candy for Lent when I was a kid. -rby+) What is that about?Abstaining from something such as red meat or candy (or Twitter -rby+) is a means of sharing in the fast of Jesus in the wilderness. Read More