Development #10

Our roots are showing!   For some time, a poem has been rattling in my brain. Rarely do these things stick with me unless there is some sort of transformational work underway- like when you feel an emotional pinch at a seemingly harmless comment and stop to look at it with some curiosity later: " I wonder why... Read More  


Development #9

I rarely quote scripture as a matter of conversation, but today I can't stop thinking about Isaiah 40: 4, which is the setting for the prophecy introduction in "Every Valley"- the second number in Handel's "Messiah." The crooked shall be made straight, the rough plain.  While the biblical reference is to... Read More  


Development #8

It has been suggested that my "day" naming scheme is confusing, because there is more than one day in between blogs, so I am now numbering them as "development"... well you'll see as I go forward, what that means. The picture I took today shows the newly installed site office for the Mill House project- it is a... Read More  


Day Seven

Children have a natural curiousity that compels them to seek out and explore the world, allowing them to "figure it all out." Observation is often the most critical tool in determining what part they play in the world and what the world expects of them.  Children inspire us (adults) to be curious. Children... Read More  


Day 6

Power... the addition of a new little powerhouse got me thinking- Today I watched the trailer that will house the power access for the construction site get delivered. I considered the word "power" as the little box settled in place- the winch holding up the tiny shell of a building, barely straining as it lifted,... Read More  


Change ...

Yesterday, as I watched the start of the demolition of the church, a mom said her little boy "'ll never see anything like this again in your life!"  This casual exchange has stuck with me. Possibly because I really hope I never see anything like this again. Watching the building come down is a flood of... Read More  


Going... Going... Going...

Demolition on the church began yesterday (January 29, 2015) with much attention from the community... and caught church members by surprise as there was no advance warning.   Much of the building has been brought down, and the work to sort and remove the debris (salvaging some) will continue through the week.... Read More  


Demolition Day!

I saw the gate open at the church today, so I went over to ask if the crew had any idea when demolition would begin... " oh, in about 15 minutes" says the gent, so seriously, I thought he was joking. But no joke.  I run to grab my camera and start recording (after calling and texting a few folk). Here's how I... Read More  


Day Four

The story we create... Someone once said that seeing is believing... and I know that what I think I see (and /or know) is not always what "is." People are amazing puzzle- solvers -the ability to see more than what is there is what has given us innovations galore: telecommunications, medical breakthroughs, space... Read More  


Day Three

A physical manifestation of change...  The construction fencing has appeared around the church property. The first real, visible sign that the property redevelopment might actually take place. The project has taken up so much energy in my life that it is hard to imagine that there is anyone within 1000kms who... Read More