2009 is coming to a close, 2010 will begin unfolding in a matter of days. "Lighting one candle from another..." - Buson Though the last candle isn't extinguished in the passing on of it's flame, it will dwindle and eventually be forgotten in the light of the fresh flame. The assurance of light came from the giving of that flame, though. The remains of our year seem to be more from a bonfire than a candle, and we have felt it's heat. May 2010 be emblazoned by the tinder of '09.
Kindling the Paul family added to the pyre ~
*Music is still huge. Recording, writing, singing, and performing with increasing skill and passion.
*Core group meetings began in June; gathering to dream, envision, and lock arms and hearts.
*Studying. Books, articles, papers, teachings, podcasts; The man has a thirst for learning.
*Officially retired from homeschooling at the end of May. All graduates are moving on.
*Thinks her nephew and new niece have to be the cutest people on the planet. Shaun and Anna are great parents.
*Trying to find footing in this new adventure of church planting. Enjoying the aspects of community and hospitality.
*Continues to be a photographer as jobs arise. Her camera was upgraded this year. She is enjoying the perks.
*Also trained to become a nationally certified phlebotomist. James calls her his little bloodsucker.
*Needs to get in shape; 40 will be no fun flabby.
*Continues to cook, clean, chauffeur, give advice, and find things others have lost. Now if only she could find what seems to be missing in her own world.
The grace of God and the generosity of friends have allowed us to pursue this endeavor without too much trepidation. We are so grateful for both and feel undeserving of either.
We hope that this new decade holds wonders, and surprises, blessings and joys in abundance for you all!!
Please feel free to print the photo for your fridge! Hopefully next year we will be able to send hardcopy! :)