Monday, March 19, 2007

Home Again

I am so glad to be home again. The weekend was great. I met so many great people. Too many to name them all but a few that went out of their way to welcome me; Julie, Sandy, Owen, Lilly, Rob, Elaine, Eric, Tracy, Kevin, Dave, Jody, Jeremy and others…
I was able to spend some time with Bob Ekblad. He and his wife Grace are only an hour away, I hope we will get to carve out some time to be with the Ekblad’s, I think we have some things we can learn from them around social justice. I had dinner with Bob and Kelly Bowen last night. What quality people. They remind me of JR and Nancy. Faithful, passionate people that want their lives to count. They are the real deal, servants with no ego.
It was good to get some time with Jason, Brooke, Kevin and Tracy yesterday. I think Vineyard Central has a unique place. Strong community with people very committed to love their wider community.
Looking forward to this weekend Inside the Missional Matrix


K Rains said...

Rose... what a pleasure and joy to talk with you... i thoroughly enjoyed our conversation... I forgot to give you something before you left so please email me your mailing address so I can make good on that... also, I really really really want to continue the conversation we started about the structure and vision of your community... we have much to learn from you.... I leave for Guatemala in a couple hours but when i get back let's be in touch por favor....

I posted some feast reflections on my blog

nicki mcgillivary said...

Rose- i loved your breakout session, I felt your passion to see what God is doing around you and join in - something i am grabbing ahold of and running with. thanks for coming -it is great to be part of such an amazing family.

david nixon said...

After hearing your humorous story of begging for rides to a local coffee shop this past Saturday morning, i woke up Monday morning at 6 a.m. and my very first thought wasn't "Thank you for this day!" but instead "Rose MUST have her coffee this morning … no ifs ands or buts!" I was on a mission to have a fresh brewed cup ready for you by no later than 6:30 a.m. Hope you found both the coffee and the banana! When i came back downstairs just before 7:30 to say goodbye, you had already parted, so i missed my chance to see you off. My loss.

Rose, thanks for coming to spend time with us. I challenged by what you offered and will chew on it for some time to come. May you settle back in and find your groove in the great northwest.

Rose said...

nicki thanks, I had fun in the breakout session and it was so nice to meet you.

Dave, I had my coffee and banana before I left! Thanks so much for a such a remarkable weekend. Hope to see you and Jody again. Maybe Anaheim in May.

Elaine said...

Hi Rose,

What fun to see you again!

Once again, thank you so much for your message on Sunday. It really resonated with what God has put on my heart for Vineyard Central and the restoration of St. Elizabeth to a spiritual center and community resource.

Would you send me a copy of your message from Sunday? I think it would be beneficial for the Restore St. E team to have this as we move into our prayer vigil on April 20-21.

I'm glad you are home safe and had a good trip.

I hope to see you at Off The Map Live in November.

Maybe VC will have to have a women's retreat with you as a guest speaker. What do you think?

Rose said...

Hi Elaine,

Thanks for having me and yes, I would be happy to do a retreat with you all! I will email you my notes--they are rough...

I will see you in November.