Sunday, March 20, 2011

small group, i am unspeakably grateful for you.

Absolutely one of the biggest and most unexpected blessings of my year:
these five precious people and our Sunday nights;
the ways we are learning to do life and prayer together.

We snuck away to Meg's grandparents' cabin in Indiana last month for a retreat- Dawson took these awesome pics on Sunday morning when we were wandering around on the frozen lake.

I love my girls!

Good men.

I love you, small group! Thank you for sharing your hearts and loving mine.


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Lindsey Lewandowski said...

Love these photos! Thanks for sharing!

Human Needs Global Resources Covenant, 2009

As fellow travelers on this journey, we commit to this covenant before God. Lord, in Your mercy, hear these our prayers:

When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

When wounded by the fractured condition of Your people, may we be united by Your Lordship in faith, hope, and love; seeing, as through the facets of a diamond, the beautiful spectrum of Your light reflected onto Your holy Church joined in praise. Spirit, empower us.

When all Creation groans, afflicted by injustice and driven to despair, may the promise of redemption root us in the hope of Your Kingdom: "Behold, I am making all things new!"

Holy Trinity, send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve You with gladness and singleness of heart.