01 December 2012


When were you most grateful?

Alright alright alright! I'm not too thrilled about starting this month-long review with a toughy. Let's get to it!

I was grateful when:
We found renters for the John Smith condo!
The winter, summer, and fall units finished up! Sweet relief and joy!
We signed the papers to purchase the brown house!
Our entire house filled up with 55ish friends and family. We sang, lit candles, ate some food, and told stories. Here are the lyrics to the House Blessing song that our pastor chose for us:

Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
light for the world to see.

Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.

Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has pow’r to save us.
Make us your living voice.

Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others,
shared until all are fed.

Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
walls made of living stone.

Many the gifts, many the people,
many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
making your kingdom come.

And here are some snazzy pictures!

1 comment:

Krista said...

love those lyrics!