Today I got coffee with my friend Gina at a cute little coffee shop on Main Street in downtown Vancouver called Mon Ami. Don’t be fooled by all of this.. Main St in downtown Vancouver is pretty ghetto. As we were talking, this boy came over and joined in our conversation. His name is Paul, and he goes to Imago Dei. It reminded me of how much I love strangers, and how great it is to be a part of the body of Christ.
I’ve not had much time to make a daily post with my pictures, so I have included the last few days. We will go newest to oldest.
5/365 – Communion
This past week has been incredibly emotional for me. I’ve been sharing my faith with someone and it has brought me back to the feet of Jesus, completely amazed by who he is and what he did.
The Good Friday service at Mosaic was beautiful, and I spent a majority of the time weeping. Not out of sadness – I know how the story ends. Not out of joy – I know how the story had to go. Out of brokenness, out of the reality that it was my sin that kept Jesus on the cross; out of the acknowledgment of my failures and my unworthiness. I weep over my unfaith – that I sometimes can look at Jesus hanging on the cross and allow it to be such a casual thing. Tears were flowing out of complete and total disbelief that someone so wonderful, so beautiful, so powerful, so EVERYTHING could love me, someone who is only any of those things because of him. Jesus does not see my short comings and turn away. He rejects not my failures, but rather my attempts to make up for them. It is unbelievable.
Anyway, I thought it would be tacky to take a picture of the communion table that was sprawled out in the middle of the chapel but instead decided to recreate communion. I have no fancy goblets or special bread, but instead can only offer grape juice and a bagel. All I can do is give him what I have, and he turns it into something bigger than what I gave him.
4/365 – CASSIE-role
I just cleverly titled this picture “CASSIE-role.” Pastor Matt, the pastor at New Heights, recently had emergency gall bladder surgery and as a result our Significant Supper was canceled. Instead, Cassie and I ate dinner. She made casserole (which I will now forever call CASSIE-role) and I brought a brownie. Both were delicious, by the way.
3/365 – McFlurry
Every other week, I take a bit of a drive out to Battle Ground to pick Amy up for church. She is ridiculously awesome and I always enjoy our time together. On Wednesday I picked her up and decided that she looked like she needed some McDonalds. She agreed and we both got oreo mcflurries.
2/365 – “Air Quotes”
As I was driving to pick Michele up for work, I noticed that there were some clouds trying to disguise themselves as punctuation. I spent a few minutes driving 60 mph with my camera out the window trying to take a cool picture before they blew into something else. This was the closest I got to a “cool picture.” New meaning of the term air quotes.