Tuesday, February 12, 2008

This is a picture of the tornado that hit about 10-15 miles from our house in Memphis. Kind of amazing, huh?

Saturday, February 2, 2008

We're here...

I really am happy being here in Memphis. So far, I really enjoy my job and the people I work with. Jeff and I are falling in love with some new friends, and for fear of getting our hopes up, they shall remain nameless--but we hope they like us as much as we like them and want to be our forever-friends (i.e., BFF). One of the guys I work with has a lot of the same values, theologies, concerns, and this makes for a hopeful time during my days.

We bought a[nother] car. We've been thinking about how it is hard to get around without each person in the house having a car, and so how can we reconcile that? Well, maybe one day we'll get to live with a couple of other folks, and we won't to have one car for each person, rather, we can work it out where we take the car at different times. It wouldn't be easy, but everything in life doesn't have to be easy in order to be simple.

So we're reading new books and having new conversations and watching our lives change. It is refreshing, and I am so thankful that God is so gracious.

We don't have cable, which is good, and hopefully we won't cave in and get it. Or at least, maybe we'll just stick to 13 channels--the cheap stuff. I mean, I like the music on weather channel, and there is something comforting about hearing the voice of Jim Cantori during a thunderstorm.

Seriously, come visit. There's so much room....

Oh, and if you want some outdoor tables/chairs (4 chairs, 1 table) then let me know. We left some in Hattiesburg and our ex-landlord is probably twiddling his thumbs [literally] wondering when we're going to send someone by there to come pick them up. Gheesh.

grace and peace for the journey.