From Structure to Story: How a Building Becomes a Personal Landmark

   Our renovation project   On our first work day Meridith gave this reflection. We’ve come a long way since then but we’d like to share it, and thank the many workers who’ve been part of the sacred work of building a house that, we hope, will honor God. I’d like to start this morning’s reflection with a passage that probably doesn’t make it onto the lectionary all that often. It’s a reading about the construction of the temple that comes from 1st Kings Chapter 6, starting with verse 11: 11 Now the word of the LORD came to Solomon, 12

On Radical Hospitality and Making Room

  On a recent Sunday I lamented to our pastor Father Dan that this renovation was exhausting.  He’d asked me how Ben and I were doing, so I thought I’d be honest. He commiserated with me for a moment, having taken on projects like Lydia’s House himself and then said, “The renovation is a lot of work, and that’s the easy part.”   In the spring of 2014, (God willing) we’ll accept homeless guests at 2024 Mills Avenue and our lives and those of Annie and Sam will be very different.   Meridith, Ben and I will have entrenched ourselves in