Lord I believe, help my unbelief.

"Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Isaiah 30:18-21



Saturday, August 30, 2008

I'm in Love with a City....

Just so you know. Good things happen here. I am in love with Portland. Contrary to the post that I wrote about an hour ago. I do love her. I love her streets and her buildings and her concerts and her cemeteries and her lights and her food and her coffee shops and her people and her churches and her.
I'm in Love with a City....
Rockin' concert at the Doug Fir. That's Sondre Lerche and his opening act Slyvie. He was one of the funniest and talented musicians I've heard in a long time. Way to go Joann for finding that little piece of gold!!

Another Joann discovery... Movies in the park! They really tried to get Harry Potter on that screen. But the wind was just not havin' it. So! Onto the next event! Which happened to be shuffleboard... Only I don't have any pictures. However, it was super fun and Ryan was a great teacher!
Ok. So. You may think it weird. But I spend time in Cemeteries. And ok. It may be weird that I do, at times, enjoy the dead over the living. The quietness of things over the noise of the city. But, this is one of the only places that I can go, that doesn't distract me from the Presence of Jesus and well, has free parking. It's also a very fun place to photograph.

And I leave you. With the Butt Tree...


5 comments:

Eric and Lindsay said...

Butt trees...haha...so funny...I'm laughing.

joann renee said...

Bwahaha! I love the butt tree! (and I love that right after your brilliant picture of the leaf, you said, "now i LEAVE..." Well done.)

Hannah Joy & Ellie Mae said...

I love the Butt Tree TOO!

Lorelei said...

Poor butt tree. It was probably in the cemetery hiding out from photographers of the likes of you! Oh well. Anyhow, go to Bybee St and go to the Portland Memorial. It's a moratorium, it's 7 stories, five beneath ground in front, but facing the river out of the side of a huge cliff on the back and it's quiet. The rooms are in order of the decades people passed. The earlier the prettier, although, there's something to be said for shag carpet and avocado furnishings in the 60's and 70's room. Can't wait to go with you! Lob you!

Katie Scott said...

I love the butt tree!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!!!