first of all, the yankees evened out their record to 1-1 after a 6-4 win over the red sox lasts night. i must say that with baseball being back, and the weather in new jersey weighing in at about 85 degrees, it feels like summer. and that is okay with me. i have missed you, baseball. welcome back.
this year for lent i taught a class at church called "chocolate for lent," which used the movie chocolat to explore several lenten themes like sacrfice, hospitality, change and spiritual growth. i had nearly 20 regulars who took the course, and i really enjoyed the weekly dialogue as we grew together as a group. last night we ended the course with a chocolate themed dinner, complete with a chocolate fountain, and a couple of entrees made with chocolate (chicken mole and a balsamic beef with semi-sweet chocolate). yum. it was a great night of yumminess, as well as a good way to finish our journey through lent with a focus on how God wants us to change.
what does it mean to "get a leg up?"
currently listening to: the avett brothers "four thieves gone"
this friday at our reel life: discussions on film and faith we will be watching vantage point and discussing how our perspective can make such a difference in how we interpret events and relationships and even scripture. should be an interesting conversation. if you're in the clinton area, come and join us at 12 halstead street in clinton at 6pm
if someone came to my son cade and offered that he could become batman if only he would sell his soul, i'm pretty sure he would take that deal in a heartbeat. here is a picture of him from last weekend out in public.
we've been attacked the last week or so by a battalion of what appears to be an infinite number of tiny ants. i'm not talking about the big fat juicy ants that crunch when you step on them, or even the mid-sized, better-gas-mileage brown and red ants that you see in your garden. i'm talking about ants the size of grains of sand, and just as numerous. they're very entertaining for the kids, who like to look for them and squish them with their little fingers, but these ants emit a foul odor when you crush them. we've set ant traps and sprayed all over the house, but so far we haven't had much luck. any ideas on how to get rid of the world's largest army of sand ants? help!
if you're a sigur ros fan, you might want to check out lead singer jonsi's new album "go" which came out yesterday. it is $7 at amazon. good stuff.
we are currently beginning the stressful stuff of moving. this week we are meeting with three different moving companies who will be giving us estimates. since we are moving out of conference this time, we will have to pay for a third of the move. plus, the two conferences have different rules for what churches are supposed to provide as far as furniture is concerned, so we will be moving to a house that has no furniture. this means that we need a dining room table and chairs, and a whole living room suit as well. so, needless to say, we are searching craig's list pretty hard. the whole prospect of packing and buying furniture and making decisions about what to keep/get rid of is overwhelming me right now. it just feels too big. we did get started, though, packing a few boxes. and so it begins.
so if you've got some extra boxes, or a nice couch that you'd like to sell, let us know. we're in the market. we are also looking for indentured servants. : )
have a great - and focused - wednesday,