Sunday, November 19, 2006

Here's another look at the Kayak-a-thon.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

6th Annual Kayak-a-thon
(an event to raise funds for CCO ministries)

It was dawn when 10 kayakers started the day. 11 1/2 hours later, the last kayaker pried himself out of his boat in the dark and there was much celebration!
Francois raised a record-breaking amount of support this year, breaking over the $1000 mark! Thanks to all the people who made that possible!
Here are some pictures from the day.

Getting ready to go early in the morning.

The view of "dawntawn" Pittsburgh from the water.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Welcome to our blog.
Neither Francois nor I have ever blogged before, so it is an exciting step. This will primarily be a space where we share stories and pictures about our ministry in the CCO, but hopefully we'll add the occasional blog-like free-write ruminations about life and learning.

Monday, October 23, 2006

On the sharp end

Sometimes, not as often as Francois, I get philosophical. I'm usually overtired and have had too much caffeine on a long road trip or I just get stuck with an image in my head that I can't let go. My latest image is rock climbing. When I step back and imagine what it looks like to the general public, I can understand the absurdity, meaninglessness, and apparent stupidity that I know many see. I think the same about things like nascar.
I heard Lynn Hill (world class cliimber) speak last week. She has lived and traveled around the world to climb rocks. A lot of very high rocks and ones with very little to hold onto. That does sound absurd. But I love climbing rocks, too. On the sharp end of what? a marshmallow stick? a cliff edge? a poker game gone bad? No.
A rope. A what? On the sharp end of a climbing rope.