Archive for the 'Seesalt' Category

03
Sep
08

Shootin’ Again

27
Aug
08

Hey Ma

20
Aug
08

Hiss Hiss Baby

14
Aug
08

Off Line

Since returning home from another great summer of Seesalt, we’ve been trying to do a lot of catching up on a lot of things. That effort was greatly impaired this past weekend with the loss of internet at the Concoxions International Home Office (which includes home and office).  Supposedly it was just a coincidence that our Earthlink service failed the day before we were supposed to get new service from AT&T.  Over several days we spent too much time on the phone with tech support from Earthlink and then AT&T. I did at least enjoy chatting about the Olympics with a tech guy in India. Then we waited for a new modem to be shipped to us. When it arrived it didn’t want to play with our wireless router. Thankfully the local Best Buy is now stocking Apple products including Airport Extreme, the last link in getting us back up to improved speed.

During our DSL drought, I resorted to using Macs on display at Best Buy and accessing the unbelievably slow wireless signal at the nearby Public Library. Taylor’s new iPhone provided us with quick fixes that helped us through withdrawal.  WIthout a steady stream of digital doses, I barely lost out on two eBay auctions and struggled to make plans for celebrating our wedding anniversary. It was a strong reminder of how much some of us have come to depend on the internet for work, pleasure, social interaction, and dozens of everyday tasks.

The spiritual reminder gleaned from these days was admittedly a simple one, but nonetheless an important one. I couldn’t help but wonder how much I would notice being cut off from God for a similar length of time. (If I was totally cut off from God I imagine that I would notice absolutely nothing … never mind – I was going to keep this simple.) If our communication with God was “off-line” for several days, how would it affect us? Would we even notice? How soon would we notice? Would we pray as usual – too often talking at God without even being aware of his presence?

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13
Aug
08

Scurvy

27
Jul
08

Off we go…

We’re off to Junaluska…please pray for us and all involved. For those coming, we can’t wait to see you!

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25
Jul
08

Seesalt and Missions Update #3

(from Thursday, July 24 worship service)




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