Friday, August 28, 2009

con amor

Something to think about...

What causes hate? Why do we hate? Hate involves feeling passionately about something; can we not use this same passion to discover, create, to love?

A powerful excerpt from Mike Ramsdell, the director of the film Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue for Hope:

"However, in this 'human' process, I also found hope. Hope that if man creates hate, he can also un-create it. And indeed I met some amazing people doing just that – overcoming their cultural software to reach across 'enemy lines' and humanize the de-humanized. To meet people like this is to realize that just as the bad choices are founded on human behaviors, so are the good. And to me, that is hopeful. More than anything, I believe, it is dialogue that will move us past the barriers of fear, cultural conditioning, and stereotype thinking – into an understanding aligned with the eternal truth that we are all one. It is my highest vision that this film, and it’s core concepts, will serve as a catalyst for that dialogue. Nothing can change without understanding. Nothing will change without hope."

We need to glorify our Maker, and in Him we will find peace. "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express." -Romans 8:26

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

more updates

Our living room and the kitchen
The kitchen
The back of the house
Front of the house - they are moving right along!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


We cooked out with Swayze & Will last night - I missed them and it was so good catching up. Will's chicken was delicious!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

house updates

This is our kitchen - love the bay window!

Monday, August 17, 2009

men's night out

Danny & I went to "Men's Night Out" hosted by the Madison Chamber of Commerce last week. It was a wine tasting and art show and they also had a live auction. It was off of Noah's Mill in Madison. We had a good night! This is a picture of us arriving at the party.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

and your worries will be gone

"Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all He has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." Phillipians 4:6-7

Monday, August 10, 2009

house updates

This is what our house looks like so far. They have leveled the ground and put the stakes in and are laying the slab this week if the rain holds off. Exciting!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Danny and I had dinner with my sweet aunt, Mary Pat, last night at Char. We ate wayy too much and it was so good! She is in town for two weeks from Chicago - I am so glad we got to visit with her because we never get to see her :)