Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I kid you not

I stumbled across Josh Goleman's blog and was absolutely captivated by the following image. Upon closer inspection I realized that it was my friend Lydia's older brother, and his new fiancé Halli...who lives a couple houses down from me.


What a beautiful photograph.

We Feel Fine

Nice article on Jonathan Harris.

Another Jon Harris project
I want you to want me


Monday, December 29, 2008


My friend Talitha is going to be a missionary in Prague. She'll be ministering mostly to expatriates and artists in the czech republic. You can read her story here. She also has to raise her own support, and is inching towards her goal. You can sponsor her directly through world harvest mission.

Talitha in action:

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve

A little Sufjan.

This is my favorite hymn, mostly because I like the word ebenezer. Not only is it an amazing word to say, but I like what it means, a commemoration of divine assistance. It's a stone Samuel erected after the defeat of the philistines to commemorate what God had done. It's great in this season to reflect on how God has provided and how he's moving, and to look forward to the new year with anticipation and hope for what he's going to do in the future.

Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
I'll praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
Mount of thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by thy help I come
And I hope by thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wondering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

O to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy goodness like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Best Friends

I have some of the best friends in the whole entire world, two of which have entered my life since I've started my adventure in philly and have captivated my heart with their awesomeness. I exchanged gifts with Sarah and Lana tonight. Sarah walked in and handed me an awesome glass lid with wooden base to make a terrarium and an amazing hand bound journal that I'm going to fill with lists.

Later Lana surprised me with bees from heifer international. I love bees. They will be sent to a village in uganda where they can sell the honey to make money for their village.

I am the luckiest.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

No Seriously

We built the comcast center complete with window washer for Andrea's 24th birthday bonanza.

Advanced Style

This Blog makes me so happy.
From Laura

Friday, December 12, 2008


Last night at my company christmas party I won a weekend trip to a rustic cabin in woodstock, ny.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wendy and Lucy

Kind of like the female Into the Wild.
I want to see it.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


I was going to make another micro loan through kiva.org today. Kiva is a nonprofit that allows you to loan small business owners around the world a little money to help fund their business.

I was suprised when I went to check out that two of my loans had been fully repaid so I didn't have to spend any new money to help two more small business owners.

So with $75 I have helped to fund:
Grace Mutunga from Kenya who makes textiles
Anna Zhuravleva from the Ukraine and sells fish
Matagiaila Elu from Samoa who dyes fabric
3 vegetable growers from cambodia
and a group of weavers from cambodia

It's so much fun!
Find someone you want to help

More on Kiva

Advent Conspiracy

Listen to the full sermon.
Stolen from Lana and imago dei

Monday, December 08, 2008

Christmas in NYC

In front of the big tree
with Jason
in NYC

photo credit goes to Greg Coleman

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Nick Drake

Northern Sky
Lovely song for december.

"I feel like a thumbprint on the skyscraper of life"

Thursday, December 04, 2008