Saturday, March 16, 2013

Josh & Meg.

My sweet friends the Cutherells came out to from Wheaton to the Northwest to hike for a week!
They came to Newberg on Wednesday and I brought them to my favorite restaurant...

I love these two. They are honest and straightforward, adventurous, and incredibly giving and encouraging.
And I love watching their love for each other;
they have one of the most most mutually-sacrificial and grateful marriages I've ever seen.

Josh flew home on Thursday and Meg stayed on to be with me for the weekend!
I love this girl so much and miss our post-college year of small group and runs.

We're just hanging out doing normal Newberg life,

like mornings reading and studying at a coffee shop...

and hanging out with llamas.

Y'know, what everyone does with friends who come to stay.

Also, today we went into the city and went to Powell's.
Meghan is one of the only people I know who loves books about as much as I do.
This is what happens when you let the two of us in that store, even on a budget...

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.