Brrrrr…for reals

Today was so much fun! Hancock observatory, Chicago-style hot dogs, high of 24 degrees, and….Shopping! Then a sweet dinner and blending with the saints from Chicago.
Views from the observatory:

20130320-225119.jpg

20130320-225317.jpg

Views from inside the Fastest elevator in N. America (20MPH):

20130320-225512.jpg

Hot dog!:

20130320-225632.jpg

And….Shopping!:

20130320-225043.jpg

During dinner & the fellowship tonight I really enjoyed the matter of Daniel and his companions. We need companions. God did not design us to make it on our own. Like this hymn says:

My going on is for you. Your going on is for me. Not separate entities, I need you saints desperately.

Leave a comment

Filed under Travel

Brrrrrr!

Chicago! Today we had our very literal introduction to the Windy City. When we left the house it was about 19 but with windchill felt like 4. Met up at the Field Museum & then split up to different places. That whole Museum campus was awesome, such a treat. Our group decided on Adler planetarium, but first a lunch stop at Panozzo’s Italian Market “an Italian-inspired, chef-driven neighborhood market.”Sooooo good. Sorry for no pictures of the sandwiches, but we did add a notch to our ice-cream eating belt.

20130319-222241.jpg

Then lots of pictures around the city:

20130319-222413.jpg

20130319-222440.jpg

20130319-222501.jpg

20130319-222524.jpg

20130319-222547.jpg

I really enjoyed the planetarium. Particularly, I enjoyed their Welcome to the Universe show. As they went through the vastness of our universe and said things like,

“We have discovered galaxies 12 billion light years away [1 light year = 6,000,000,000,000 miles].”

I was just brought back to Zechariah 12:1:

…Thus declares Jehovah, who stretches forth the heavens and lays the foundations of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him…

As vast as the universe is, Jehovah ranks the spirit of man with the same importance. Amazing!

And to finish the photo roll:

20130319-225850.jpg

20130319-225914.jpg

Friendly stranger cameraman FAIL:

20130319-225932.jpg

Friendly stranger cameraman SUCCESS:

20130319-230029.jpg

And to end the day, steamy homemade bread. Spoiled to say the least:

20130319-230519.jpg

2 Comments

Filed under Travel

Ordinary Days

Pray for our continued smooth coordination. Traveling with 30 is a machine with many moving parts.

Travelled today from Columbus to Chi-town. This morning was a flurry of packing and saying goodbye.

I miss the saints in Columbus already.

But already enjoying the saints in Chicago. Got a chance to sit down with a precious couple who have been enjoying the church life here since it began. They live in an awesome historic Victorian:

20130318-222722.jpg

Appreciated hearing their history of just being in the church life for decades and how enjoyable it is to them.

Then on to our wonderful, sweet, happy hospitality. It was 50% off night at the thrift store so we joined them on a roller-skate finding mission 🙂

20130318-223001.jpg

Leave a comment

Filed under Travel

Day dos

Another long day, another short but sweet photo roll.

During this morning’s meeting I really enjoyed seeing that God’s desire is not to deliver us from the fiery furnace but to make the furnace a pleasant place. See Daniel chapter 3 and particularly verse 25, footnote 1 in the Recovery version.

World-class pancake skills by Priscilla Cho:

20130317-233314.jpg

Matchy-matchy:

20130317-233459.jpg

Jeni’s!

20130317-233613.jpg

Newest Kneidel! What a treat to meet Daniel David:

20130317-233721.jpg

Happy Handsome Husband:

20130317-233829.jpg

Sweet beloved sisters:

20130317-233912.jpg

20130317-233950.jpg

20130317-234010.jpg

20130317-234024.jpg

20130317-234043.jpg

Leave a comment

Filed under Travel

#2013MidwestBlending

Another trip! I am so happy for a week off from everything. For the first time in awhile GT & GSU have the same spring break so we are seizing the opportunity.

The full-timers lovingly prepared packets for us and I was just so freshly touched by our first day’s reading,

What does it mean to eat the manna? It means to enjoy Christ, to enjoy God’s Word, and to enjoy His truth early in the morning every day. After we eat the manna, we have the strength to journey in the wilderness. The early morning is the time to gather the manna.

Day 1 highlights (because I am now too tired to post anything more eloquent).
Alison with her first Thin Mints EVER!:

20130316-230016.jpg

Graeter’s in Lexington, KY

20130316-230441.jpg

Svetlana & Mara. Cold. Waiting-for-tow-truck-delirium:

20130316-230546.jpg

My GIRLS!:

20130316-230718.jpg

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

A blog post!

It’s been fur-evah!” One thing about not posting for awhile is that the tension begins to mount over what you will post next. So in honor of breaking the not-posting-ice here is what i can get out in the next four minutes before bed. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Random

Long Runs

MC, RG and I are training for a half-marathon. Woot! One thing I like about longer runs is that you can actually go places! See things! Explore! Alot of times I stick to my familiar routes, but every once in a while…..
Here are a few of the things MC and I found on our last long run:

image

Inman Park library lending book house


Random public art in the park:
image

IKEA chairs!


image
image
image

7 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized