Monday, October 17, 2011

Cloudless blue skies in Oregon today!

Perfect fall day.
Reveling in natural beauty has always been
my best help for homesickness.


Martyn Wendell said...

Mannnnnn I miss fall colors. Apparently we don't get them here. I'm crestfallen.

joy.meeder said...

YOU MAKE ME MISS FALL AND INSPIRE ME TO BLOG MORE ALL AT ONCE...You are a really good writer for real. I miss you smile. I want that NIKE shirt and the coffee for the little boy's mom. I probably should stop whining, too...anyway, you're wonderful. KEEP WRITING! P.S. send me an update of your life in an email form sometime tooooo! Love you Emily!

Anonymous said...

cold cold rain is blowing around lexington today and all i want to do is sit and drink coffee with you, emily. miss you!

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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.

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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.