My week's comings and goings...
My friend Natalie arrived for a two-month visit. It is so great having her here; I smile at the thought of having many more weeks of this goodness.
Niel left for the States on Tuesday. He's gone for a month on a whirlwind trip (please keep him in your prayers!). I miss him a lot.
There is so much I want to learn -- so many books to read, teachings to listen to, people to spend time with -- but not nearly enough time to do it all. I wish I could soak it all in via osmosis. But I can't. So I'm learning one book at a time. One teaching at a time. One engaging encounter with someone at a time. Progress, I've realized again, comes one step at a time.
We are on week 3 of demolition of our conference room and eating hall. We've gone from this: