Friday, December 31, 2010

Our 2nd Anniversary

We're excited to get away this weekend to reflect on the past two years God has woven our stories together. He is good.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Photos

We had a wonderful Christmas here with our DCC family. It was a fun-packed couple of days, and we're very thankful for how welcomed and connected we feel already. This team really is like a family. Below are some shots from a snowflake-making party we had at our apartment on Christmas night, so now you can see a little bit of our spot and our great Christmas tree!

The end of Christmas also marks the end of Giulian's seasonal job at Macy's. We are so thankful for the way God provided that job only nine days after we moved here- what a miracle. It has helped us not drain our savings while we look for more permanent positions, and Giulian has connected with a ton of co-workers which has been awesome! So many new contacts. Will you please pray with us that Giulian will find an enjoyable job with a good schedule and enough income to provide for us to start a family soon? He's applied to a bunch of places around the city, so we're hopeful that the new year will bring some follow-up calls. I have also applied to some cafes, tutoring companies, and non-profits and have a couple of leads that I'm praying about. We're excited to get away this weekend for our 2nd wedding anniversary (Jan 2nd)! It'll be nice to remind ourselves how God has provided for us over these past couple of years of marriage, and pray for His continual provision for this new year.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

He has DELIVERED us!

"Our toil is our atonement and our freedom yours to give, so Yahweh break this silence if you can."

After 400 years of silence, our promised Savior has arrived. Let's remember and celebrate!
Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It was a labor of love

Just wanted to share this unconventional Christmas song with everyone. I love it. The other night at our church gathering Pastor Adam asked us all to share our favorite Christmas song and this one came to my head first. I'm sure you'll pick up how it's kind of a challenge to the conventional "Silent Night" paradigm by showing the profoundly human entry into this world that Jesus went through. I think it hits its mark beautifully. A couple on our church plant team just had their first baby a couple of days ago, which has given me an even fuller picture of this "labor of love". I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you Jesus,

Friday, December 17, 2010

Cornerstone Kids Planning Meeting

These were our ideas, what do you think?

We had our first planning meeting for Cornerstone Kids a few days ago with our new brother Alan. Even though he felt like crap, we still had a great time. During January as DCC transitions to weekly gatherings, Giulian and I will transition into leading up Cornerstone Kids. We're really excited about this opportunity to invest in the city and the church that God has sent us to help plant!

Tomorrow, Sunday the 19th, we're having our final Preview Gathering of the year, Lord willing, before we launch into weekly gatherings on January 16th. These are exciting times. Will you pray for us? Pray for God to bring 50-60 people, including many friends and family that our team have long prayed for. Pray most of all that we could make Jesus look as good as He really is, as Pastor Adam likes to say.

That He may be magnified,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Card

Check out our Christmas Card here: 
Merry Christmas to all! Taste grace.

And just in case you didn't catch on, the quote at the top of the card is from the song in this post.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Seattle Union Gospel Mission

"The entire city would mourn the loss of the Union Gospel Mission." -Tim Burgess, Seattle City Councilmember

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Seattle Snow Photos - Pt 1

Hey! Here are the first batch of shots from the recent snowstorm we had here. I'm so excited for you to be able to see more of where we live! Thankfully the snow ice melted after a few days and we're back to about 40 F. More pics to come!