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Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Isaiah Project- Part 12: A Well-Watered Garden

I was struck with this passage of Isaiah 58 because I have been describing my life as a well-watered garden the past few months. My first 8 years in Durango held much heartache. Even though I know that, in the dry places, the roots grow deeper, it was still very difficult. The past couple years have brought unexpected healing and joy (not to mention a tattoo because of it all) and I truly feel like my life has become a garden.

"And the Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail." (Isaiah 58:11)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Anne's Book

This book was created in celebration of our dear friend Anne. Anne passed away suddenly when I was pregnant with my daughter, 10 years ago tomorrow. We named our daughter Kacey Anne after her. I got to know Anne because her husband Pat was the Jr. High Youth Pastor at our church and I was working as a leader with the kids. Anne and I led a small group of girls together. It's difficult for me to put into words the woman Anne was. It was like she lived on a different realm than the rest of us, yet was fully engaged and involved in our lives. Her whole perspective and attitude in life was on a higher level. Perhaps you can capture what I'm trying to say by the book that was created for her husband Pat, in celebration of Anne.

I contacted several of Pat and Anne's friends and asked them to send me quotes about Anne. I then used an old hymnal to creatively assemble the words. Here are a few of them.