Friday, February 24, 2012

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Toronto New Orleans Mission 2009

John and Peggy enjoy the Muses Parade

Toronto New Orleans Mission 2009

Shoes are a BIG deal at Mardi Gras. This fushia spiked heel is a float.

Toronto New Orleans Mission 2009

Here's where the Dragon's Cafe is housed: St. George's Episcopalian Chruch, NO

Toronto New Orleans Mission 2009

This site seemed poignant and somehow fitting. Nothing left but the foundation blocks and the Modonna of the shell after the levees broke.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hi all!

I miss everyone terribly. I am able to keep my eyes open today, and will soon post more thoughts, but for now, I just want to say that I feel incredibly blessed to know each and every one of you, and have so many memories to share. I hope that we get together soon to gel the memories.

I will attempt to post a photo of myself for the site until I can get my film developed. Have a great weekend. See you soon!

in Christ's peace,


Friday, February 20, 2009

Isaiah 65:17-25

While sitting in the waiting area of the New Orleans airport this morning, reading the appointed lessons for morning prayer and reflecting on the past week, I was struck by the profound suitability of Isaiah 65:17-25 as concluding words to this mission trip.

For I am about to create new heavens
and a new earth;
the former things shall not be remembered
or come to mind.
But be glad and rejoice for ever
in what I am creating;
for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy,
and its people as a delight.
I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
and delight in my people;
no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it,
or the cry of distress.
No more shall there be in it
an infant that lives but a few days,
or an old person who does not live out a lifetime;
for one who dies at a hundred years will be considered a youth,
and one who falls short of a hundred will be considered accursed.
They shall build houses and inhabit them;
they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
They shall not build and another inhabit;
they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
They shall not labour in vain,
or bear children for calamity;
for they shall be offspring blessed by the Lord—
and their descendants as well.
Before they call I will answer,
while they are yet speaking I will hear.
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
the lion shall eat straw like the ox;
but the serpent—its food shall be dust!
They shall not hurt or destroy
on all my holy mountain,
says the Lord.

We would be delighted to hear your comments on these verses and their relationship to our work in New Orleans.