Friday, May 18, 2007

a great loss...

i think i am still in shock. i received an email last night that a friend and partner in ministry took his life thursday. Lee Eshleman lost a battle with depression and ended his life today. Lee was one of the most talented men I have ever known. his ability to make you laugh one minute and cry the next with poignant insight was inspiring and moving. Lee had the one of the most amazing hearts of any man i have ever met. i am in utter shock at the loss i am experiencing tonight, and the loss that the art world is experiencing as well. Lee was a true actor and artist with an amazing ability to bring scripture to life with a perspective that cut right to the heart. Lee, you will be missed....more than i will ever truly know. i pray that you have found peace, love, and rest in your Creator, and i pray that your family will know the hope and comfort of the Spirit in this time. i look forward to the day when i will see you again.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

my new home

so in just a couple of hours i will be on my way to sign the lease for my new home! while i certainly wish i were in a place to actually buy my residence, alas that may never happen in san diego. but in the mean time, my friend anthony and i will be moving into a 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse in north park. we're really excited about the place...washer/dryer hook-ups, small patio, granite countertops, gas stove (woo hoo!), and a 3rd bedroom for the guest bed and my office. i'm also stoked about being able to walk or ride my bike or skateboard (yes i have a skateboard) to church, band practice, and sanctuary (mid-week home group)...oh and walk to the grocery store. can you tell i'm excited about living in a more urban setting?! i'll get pictures up as soon as we get into the place on the 15th. house warming party will be sometime in june...details to come. a_roll

Friday, May 4, 2007

the search for a new dwelling

in the process of looking for a place to live, one's priorities and proclivities become readily apparent. i certainly have figured out what parts of town i don't want to live in, but i feel my last two years in my current condo have spoiled me. it's hard to find 2 bed/2 bath places with all the amenities that i can afford!! as i prepare to make the move, i have also begun to realize how much crap i have. i'm starting to clean things out so that i don't have so much crap to move, but i am also very much realizing that i need to simplify my life. i have things i haven't used in years, clothes i haven't worn in years, and things i don't really need. the part that will be hardest for me, i think, is figuring out how many things i really need to save in the "memerabilia" category - cards, ticket stubs, etc. i'm a sentimental guy...i still have everything from my 2-year relationship with my ex-fiancee...and that ended 1.5 years ago. i also have the frugal/savings tape playing in my head, "i might use that someday..." at some point i just need to get rid of it, i suppose. who would have thought that the search for a new dwelling would bring a pretty significant shift in perspective...