18 June 2007

abundance: n. a great or plentiful amount. fullness to overflowing

this word, abundance has been rolling around in my head recently. our dear friend, & housemate lowell recently had a birthday gathering (hosted by another dear friend, sylvia, our pastor here in nyc) & after dinner we had a time of blessing & prayer. we passed around a "cup of blessing", each saying the blessings we had received recently & blessings we wished for lowell, then taking a sip & passing it on. the word that sprung to my mind was "abundance". our lives here, since we arrived in september, have been filled to the brim with laughter, friendship, evenings full of food & much love, with learning & growing, with the amazing generosity of others, and with more abundance than we could have ever imagined. our cup truly does overfloweth & we are humbled & amazed.

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. -2 Peter 1:2

some snapshots from late spring/early summer....




our bi-weekly soup/bread/wine potluck with taylor alumni friends. these photos are from little davis' first soup night & a few weeks before baby adam's arrival into the world.

some photos from our visit to the museum of modern art with jamie & norm













summer saturday brunch at a peruvian resturant with leigh anna, adriana, & scott. plus, scott
with a sweet red horned car.

























the hastings family at blaine's graduation from college in virginia.

7 comments:

elle & josh said...

what a gorgeous year you've had! rejoicing with you over the blessings the city has held for you...

adriana said...

i haven't even left and i already miss you guys...i have been so abundantly blessed by the two of you...i'll think of you while i'm in colorado!!

J + S said...

Glad to hear of your full lives. I hope we can meet again sometime!

Nova said...

any chance a life can be TOO abundant? like too much to do?? ;)

these pictures are lovely, and serve as a connection to you in NY. thank you for the birthday card/gift and for continuing to share about your lives. the internet is indeed a remarkable thing.

jamie said...

happy canada day, eh? :D

cris said...

ah, dear amanda, i miss you. i'm so glad you have been well this year. please write! :)

Lowell said...

I went to your blog hoping to learn how, after clearly experiencing the superiority of Menno House, you could possibly chose to live anywhere else, but alas, I find no clues. Is it true you're moving?