Monday, April 25, 2005

C.S. Lewis and community
Somewhere in one of C.S. Lewis's books, he said that Christians ought to attend the nearest church of the appropriate denomination. Well, since our goal is to live on the family's land Alabama, the closest church of the appropriate denomination is Christ Church Presbyterian, which meets just outside of Birmingham. Now, two and a half hours is a bit too far to drive, plus it's not exactly conducive to parish life, so Mike's looking for a job in the Birmingham area. I hope I'm not boring y'all with the Chronicles of the Cumbees (or maybe a better title would be "As the CumbeeClan Turns"), but for now, the two year plan is to rent, get out of debt, start saving up so we can pay cash when we build a house.

Anyone interested in working on a CREC plant in a couple of years in rural Alabama, come on down! In the mean time, here's an excellent sermon by Steve Wilkins Schlissel - Succoth: Covenant Community in Your Face.

Saturday, April 9, 2005

To everything there is a season...

After nearly 22 years in the Air Force, Mike is retiring, we're selling the house and moving, hopefully to Alabama, to his father's land, to build a house and farm the land which has lain fallow for almost a century and a half. This is what we've wanted to do for ages, and it's getting exciting now that we seem to be getting so close to finally doing what we've dreamed about for so long.

So here we are, entering middle age, and starting all over in life, building a work from the ground up that, Lord willing, will last for many generations to come.

Pray for us, if you think about us. It is exciting, but it's also a bit scary!