Dev #14- Love Thy Neighbour

Do you see what I see? I ran into a neighbour of the church today- a bright and cheerful and chatty young woman with a friendly little white dog. I had been on the sidewalk of their property leaning over the fence to capture the latest images of the worksite at the church, and being somewhat sensitive to what had... Read More  


Dev #13- Moving Heaven and Earth

Today I stood in the misty rain for a bit to watch the intricate timing of machine and human play out in a precisely choreographed routine... a tandem truck rolls into the site, the excavator puts 3 massive scoops of earth into the first car, a second tandem truck approaches the driveway, the truck rolls forward... Read More  


Development #12 - A New Thing!

Extolling the excellence of an active excavator exudes excitement exactly as expected! Amusing as tongue-twisters are to pass time while awaiting the issue of permits, the thrilling news today is that the permist have now been processed and the digging begins! Stay tuned as our redeveloment partners at Marcon help... Read More  


Development #11

Each of us is on a path of discovery, and no matter where you are on the path, you are bound to find a fellow traveller if you just look up from your own two feet... While waiting for construction permits has slowed progress on the construction site, there is still much going on with the congregation! And it is so... Read More  


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 I... 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 preparing... 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 also... 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 mixed... Read More