Friday, October 10, 2008
Out and about....... with some good grub!
Well, Graham Cooke was in last weekend at "Church of the Hills" - (right around the corner!!!) and all i can say is he did more than punch the religious spirit on the nose. His focus was on seeing ourselves and others how we are seen from the Kingdom perspective. (which is quite the gander). Guess what i've loved about Graham (for about 16 years now... wow..) is he is always the encourager. He challenges Church thinking with Kingdom perspective - where we can get all caught up in "church" rather than seeing the bigger global and celestial picture. In that - is how Abba God is ravished over us, is our biggest cheerleader, lover, friend, and in hot wild passionate pursuit. Though, in balance, he's not all glory bumps about how the Body looks now in it's relating to each other. Graham's prophetic challenge is always to go farther and deeper into the heart of God, and higher and wider in His expression through us. - with this uncanny warfare ability that smashes anything that's in it's path that would keep His Kids from walking in their true identity. It blessed my heart so... as well as set me free from a few things. That's just it ... isn't it, the freedom part that just goes deeper.... the more land HE takes in our hearts, the more of His land we can share with each other in relationship.
With that, we are enjoying some special fellowship time with John & Caroline, - and the pic is one of the gifts that was waiting for them, after they came back over the pond, - We've had some fun watching them as they have opened their wedding goodies- and that is Selah (my dog) - trying out Mary's (their dog) camping tent! So they've gotten some camping equipment and the joke is .... (since they are looking for an apartment/ flat...) that if they don't find one, they can camp in Austin. Next Saturday, we are having a wedding celebration in our back yard... so we are planning the first big shin dig on this ground! Phil put up the Fairy Lights yesterday, and it's all warm and champagne like in sparkles. We're planning on keeping them up, but NOT in Red Neck fashion- for those of you who understand that reference.... "God bless their hearts".
We are making homemade pizza tonight (dough is rising atm)- complete with a prosciutto meat sauce, fresh mozzarella and fresh pesto from the basal in our mini garden. Hopefully the garden will be bigger next year, as we get to know the climate and soil potentials... but if your drooling a bit already, Phil is making his famous biscuits and gravy on Sunday. Caroline and John are part of the tribe that has not experienced this seriously gourmet tradition - handed down from Phil's mom! Derek says that Phil's biscuits and gravy is the standard which he lives by, in judging the quality of such Southern Traditions! Should be good... i'll try and take before and after shots of the plates, ---
shalom, and deep blessings.. cat