Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sitting in a basement of a Church in Denver, Colorado we met to pray with people at a service called The Threshold. Before we entered into contemplation I asked that the others would keep us in pray for patience and guidance. I explained how we have been continually frustrated by the lack of meaningful jobs, etc.

After the service three people came up to us asking for our information. One man gave me his card and asked me to send him my resume. Another said she would forward on any e-mails she received on job postings. Another even said that the IRS was hiring, ha!

Why even bring this up? Because I believe we too often look for G-D to answer our prayers in spectacular ways. I think we need to realize that often we (as in the Church) are the answer to our own prayers. That within the community of believers, who are here with us now, are the people who have a little extra cash to give, who know of somebody or something, who just happened to know where to go, etc.

Maybe G-D is looking to us to stop asking for miracles all the time.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tonight we received the news that the brother of one of our community members, Brianna passed away. Many of you already read about Brandon a couple weeks ago when Beth posted a update on him. Prayers and thoughts would be appreciated for Brianna and Sean, and the Berglund family.

The news has served as a healthy dose of humility to both Beth and I. As we continue to search for jobs, and we continue to be frustrated by the lack of progress in this area, we remember how fragile and beautiful life is. We remember that our lives are bigger then our paychecks, our security, and our desires. We look to the Berglunds as they mourn to remember that despite the daily frustrations and set backs, there are people out there who truly love and care for each of us.

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Greetings Everyone! There are exciting things happening at Hazelnut. The garden is coming along, and we have been showering our land with prayers from prayer flags. Below is a series of three posts all with some exciting pictures! I hope you enjoy!
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Here are some photos of our little sanctuary (hammock, outside table etc.) Also a few pictures of the Herb Mobile, which is producing some Sweet and Spicy Basil!

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Below are some pictures of Brittany with some radishes, fresh from the garden (notice the dirt on them?) Also some general pictures of the garden.

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