movin on up

Thanks Nick for uploading the video that Jim shot and edited.  Here is the video of the Human Chain that moved Circle Thrift on Labor Day.  Hi-res version MPEG here for dnld.

You may want to share a highlight from the day here. I previously posted about how glorious of a day it was.  I’m happy for the video and all the pictures because they are a reminder of how God works through people.  Even the face of difficult circumstances and tasks, he provides.  Not always in the way that we imagined.

friday night lites

With all the running around and hectic-ness of this week, I’m glad that I’m going to play baseball.

This pic was taken by sarah weiss last season.  This year has only gotten better.   Not just my batting average (and OPS!) but I’ve had a year to acquire better gear and uniforms from thrift stores.  I hope the rain holds off long enough to get a game in.

I was having lunch today with my friend Marcus who plays basketball nearly every friday at those courts you can see in the background.  Small city.   Lots of fun.

CT move pics…

so Carina needs tons of props (dub kuds) for not only taking tons of pics today, but for posting them online lickety split.  what a gal!

Take a look at this one from 2233 Frankford Ave.  It looks so fresh!!!

What a moment.  Much thanks and respect to those who made it out today to help move CT up to her new digs.  Sorry if you couldn’t make it.  It was awesome.  The store should be open on Friday or Saturday at the latest.  Too many people to shout out.

Hopefully no more posts about Circle Thrift for a while! We have another building to renovate before we plant a church this fall in Camden…and lots of other stuff to write about.  But so many sweet pics!  So many good times!

my wife, my hero

Martha inspires me.  I’m really grateful for her, especially today.  We get to see the fruit of a lot of people’s hard work, some small miracles (this process of buying 2233 has been quite a ride), and great ideas.  We’re moving Circle Thrift (the first one) up to the new site today.  Getting started around 9, BBQ around 3pm.  Come on by to check it out if you want.

Martha has an incredible sense of imagination and responsibility to see her dreams through.  She is not afraid of hard work, she tries things that she doesn’t know how to do yet, she is more than capable.  What a woman.

I love that she doesn’t let anyone tell her that we can’t do something.  Go get ’em.

(Thanks for the photo, Carina!)

The next thing

This next week is quite a transition time.  I’m hanging with my kids a bunch so Martha can finish getting Circle Thrift ready to move to her next home, less than 2 blocks up Frankford Ave on Labor Day-lots of room still for you to help out with the “human chain”.  Tuesday we begin the renovation of our current spot at 2007.  Wednesday I start classes at Temple.

And if anyone can teach me basics about iPhoto and other cultish mac programs that would be cool, we won’t have other reverse images anymore here.