Thursday, May 31, 2007

Update on the Move

So the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry (or so I've heard). Due to the need for a permit from the city of Portland we won't be able to have our stuff delivered until Tuesday, June 6, so please don't show up on Monday looking to help because there won't be much to do. We'll have the truck delivered between 9 and 10am on Tuesday morning so we will probably get started moving stuff into the apartment around 10:30 or 11.

Give me a call if you can help and I will tell you where to go. Five-zero-three - four-nine-zero - eight-two-eight-three.

We look forward to seeing all our Rose city friends very soon.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

It's Here!

So they just pulled up and parked our trailer for moving. It's really real . . . for reals.

We're using a company called Upack where they park a comercial trailer and we fill it up with all our crap . . . er stuff. Then we install a divider and they fill the rest of the trailer with pallets of beanie-babies or something. Then they send it across the world to where we want to live and we unload it in Portland.

It's cool because we get to drive our own car and take our own sweet time and we get to see family on the way - awesome!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Guess what

We're moving back to Portland!

We are leaving Memphis just before Memorial Day and should be in the Rose City by the end of May. We're moving to NW Portland to be close to where the Agape church of Christ is meeting and to be close to where we want to plant a church in 18 months.

I'm through 3 years of my Master's degree and will finish from Portland while working with Ron Clark and the Agape church. That way the end of my degree will shape me for the next phase in our ministry: church planting in Portland.

We could use some help if you are up for it:
1. Praypraypraypray - God is in charge of safety and provision please talk to him about us.
2. Lift-n-move - On June 4/5 we will be unloading our stuff into our new diggs it sure would be nice to have some help (pizza bribes will be offered).
3. Networking - I'm working on transferring within Starbucks, but right now Andrea doesn't have a job. We've sent out some resumes, but don't have anything lined up yet. If you know of anything would you please let us know?
4. Support - If any of you blog-reader-type-people are being financially blessed right now would you consider supporting us? We're working with Kairos so any support should be sent to them with my name in the memo field. That way it will be tax deductible and all that good stuff.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

600 year old music

If you like music or history or science or all of the above you will be facinated by this story and the video below.

The short of it is that some people discovered a musical notation system embeded in the stone in a Scottish Church. They were able to decode it and now the music is being sung again. I can't describe the coolness of the notation system better than the video shows it, but basically the notation is a picture of what the soundwaves look like, so it is possible to specify an exact pitch.

Watch the video!