Monday, November 27, 2006

Sunday morning MP3 files

Okay, Lagniappe is catching up with Al Gore's invention...yes, were talking about the internet. As of this morning we have posted Sunday Morning's message on the website. We are working on a podcast of Sunday morning which should be up and available soon, but we've had a couple of other things going on....Here's the link: Please note that on the page that is linked above there is a link to archived series which are also available. We've posted "7 Relationship issues Jimmy Buffett sang about" and "The Prodigal Sons" as well as "Gospel-Freedom".

Friday, November 24, 2006

Thanksgiving at Lagniappe

LPC hosted almost 175 volunteers and residents for a Thanksgiving feast. Eric and Alisha Rojas (our staff culinary experts) prepared a meal fit for kings. We had deep fried turkeys, smoked turkey, green bean caserole, dressing, pies and a tower of appetizers (pictured above). It was a marvelous event! Special thanks to the two groups who drove down from Jackson, MS simply to serve dinner and help with the set-up/clean-up! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Though this is a week late I still want to put up a post. So many things happen that we either fail to take time or forget. We are "Bay Polar." Last Saturday we gave away copies of a book about a china rabbit. Edward isn't whole when he begins his journey but through a series of adventures his heart is broken and eventually mended. He become whole through brokenness. Gospel themes abound. Thanks Kate.
Librarian, Mary Perkins(librarian) and Sandra Lee (can't remember her real name)
at the book reading and giveaway at the Bay St. Louis public library. Bestselling children's author, Kate Dicamillo, had her publishing company send 120 copies of her latest book, "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." Though there were not 120 children, the little ones who came had a great time and received a book. The remainder of the books will be distributed for Christmas gifts.

Rainy Days and Wednesdays Always Get Me Down

So goes balad of storm systems, Habitat workers, and poor visibility. A team of Habitaters backed up too far, not recognizing our drainage ditch filled with water. Oh, well though it's not a big deal to have a car stuck it was nonetheless a blustery day in Pooh Corner and worthy of a post. Positive for the day-we found out where several leaks were located-and fixed them. Amen.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

And Then There Was This Day...

...when SOMEBODY decided the white on the office walls was going to make us all insane and signed LPC up for redecoration!

But it was too late: "To paint or not to paint this window - THAT is the question!"

The work gets done (but by everyone else). Big shout-out to Richard & Barbara for the Taternuts!!

i.e. Our new friend Lynne!!!

Barbara's new office (aka "The Eye of Bedlam")

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Top Six Things I Love

Top Six Things I Love About Being Here, by Helen Buckley because she forgot her password and Jean is traveling and becuase Jordan is here. 6. Eric and Alicia’s sausage gravy and biscuits and the shrimp boils 5. Playing tag with senior staff with the computer’s Gas Dusters 4. Seeing the migrating Monarch butterflies at the National Seashore in Ocean Springs: nature is gradually replenishing this good earth, with the squirrels and pelicans the most recent additions to the too-quiet Gulf Coast 3. Working with the other relief organizations and the United Way to get services for people in a spirit of cooperation and dependence on God which is truly humbling 2. Realizing how much God wants to bless the people here with the help and resources He provides to get them into permanent housing 1. Seeing how God breaks and molds this ragamuffin team for His Glory