Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Can I just say I love Target?!

I know this is a super spiritual post, but I just have to say I love Target! For the past 7 months I have had so much fun having Josh's grandma 'G' live with us- wow I can't believe it's been that long. It has been such a pleasure having her live with us. She loves our daughter Savannah like crazy and it has been fun for me to get to know her better. Since she's lived with us we have had this ongoing playful struggle between the two of us with the fact that she loves Wal-Mart and I love Target. She just can't understand how someone could love Target with the affection I have for the store. Why pay more for the exact same thing- she says? I don't know maybe it has to do with all the red that makes me so impulsive to buy more and more. We went there last night to feed my addiction and I have to say we had so much fun. I think it's the experience more than anything. We got Savannah her first doll and her first pair of shoes. Ever since I was a little girl people would ask me what my favorite place was and I would ALWAYS say Target! I have so many wonderful memories there and made a few more there yesterday. So, I think the deal is sealed- I love Target!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Out of the Ordinary

We've been here in Annapolis since September 1st to start a new church and I have loved living here. Of all the places I've lived in my life, which hasn't been many (Louisville, KY, Bowling Green, KY, Chantilly, VA) I love living in Annapolis most. I love living here because so far I have been shown more hospitality that I ever have been in my life. Last night our neighbors came over and brought some dessert to share with us that is native to their country India. They have also given us lawn furniture and cupcakes that were left over from their sons birthday. Our other neighbor has invited me and Savannah to a play group and to participate in a neighborhood yard sale. And yet another neighbor let Josh borrow his drill and bit after Josh walked up and introduced himself. It's been nothing but really friendly people! I think what's different about Annapolis is that if feels more like a small town community and I think that God has us in the right neighborhood of people who live out community well. I thought this morning that my neighbors have shown us more hospitality than I've shown them. How can I do more to show to show them that Jesus is real through the way I live? I want to do more that is completely out of the ordinary! My problem is that I feel totally uncreative about how to do that. I would love to hear some of your ideas about how you showed hospitality to your neighbors and maybe it will jump start some fresh ideas.