Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fall Creek Falls

it was a great day of hiking, only to be dimmed by the falls not falling so much. we've had a good bit of rain since, i'm hoping for better waterfalls next time.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


whispers hello with crisp mornings and glimpses of color. it's nice to feel jacket weather approaching.

i'm at the beginning of my first week off in some time. with deep calling to deep to be still, i find myself wanting to fill the days with busy-ness, wanting to avoid the hands prying into parts of my story in need of redemption.

so i breathe. and try to become comfortable with the strength and vulnerability that comes with more trust.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

went home for visits with the fam for the weekend. hung out with Mom, Gina and Keith for a couple of days. then, stayed with my Dad, Geta and Mark and met Geta's sister and her family from Romania- Ilnella, Petrus, Samuel, Dragus, and Denisa. we toured them around Fairhope and had lots of great food, including a traditional Romanian dish called "sarmali," which is grape leaves stuffed with two kinds of meat, seasonings and finely chopped vegetables, and rice. let me tell you, it was amazing. truly one of the best things i've ever tasted.

Sunday was more good food, after singing at church (trad. 5th sunday all music/testimony service). fried catfish, hushpuppies and lots of home grown vegetables and, of course, a whole table full of desserts. we ate and savored even as Gustav was approaching, winds kicking up outside.

Monday brought an early morning with me heading north, outrunning the winds and rain we knew Gustav would bring.

Dad called about the time I got home, telling me how much it meant to him that I came and sang at his church. As we were saying bye, he said, "I love you," and i said, "love you, too, dad" and meant it.