Abundant Life at CTR

I've had a hard time keeping up this blog up, with all the life that happens here at Christ the Reconciler.  So this blog will have lots of pictures, from the last month (plus a little) ... enjoy!

Bridge Prayer - what happens here changes the world!

Bridge Prayer - what happens here changes the world!

My mom's sister Dori and her husband Wright came in from Charlottesville, VA to stay at Christ the Reconciler for several days

My mom's sister Dori and her husband Wright came in from Charlottesville, VA to stay at Christ the Reconciler for several days

Wright & Dori led us in a night of prayer for China

Wright & Dori led us in a night of prayer for China

Wright & the land

Wright & the land

Dori cooking fish chinese style ... yum!

Dori cooking fish chinese style ... yum!

Geri cutting sweet potatoes in preparation for Thanksgiving

Geri cutting sweet potatoes in preparation for Thanksgiving

Peggy prepares a perfect pie

Peggy prepares a perfect pie

Our friend Mark invited two young Chinese students to join us for Thanksgiving dinner ... here we are introducing them to the game Pit

Our friend Mark invited two young Chinese students to join us for Thanksgiving dinner ... here we are introducing them to the game Pit

Nightly advent prayer was a joy!

Nightly advent prayer was a joy!

We have trained our cat to blow out the advent candles (just kidding)

We have trained our cat to blow out the advent candles (just kidding)

Speaking of cats ... Sam received a kitten for Christmas!  He named it as suggested by Steve Hawthorne earlier in the day:  "Magnificat"

Speaking of cats ... Sam received a kitten for Christmas!  He named it as suggested by Steve Hawthorne earlier in the day:  "Magnificat"

Praying for Sam on his birthday

Praying for Sam on his birthday

Sam's birthday ping-pong tournament

Sam's birthday ping-pong tournament

We love it when the prayer room is crowded!

We love it when the prayer room is crowded!

Siblings

Siblings

Young aunt & uncle

Young aunt & uncle

Christmas dinner #1, with lots of family!

Christmas dinner #1, with lots of family!

Grannie Annie playing Apples-to-Apples

Grannie Annie playing Apples-to-Apples

The Cogdell tradition of sleeping under the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve

The Cogdell tradition of sleeping under the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve

Spinning in a Christmas dress

Spinning in a Christmas dress

Another Cogdell tradition is the treasure hunt, where clues are left around the house that eventually lead to a present.  Playing in Christ the Reconciler was fun because there were so many great places to hide clues!

Another Cogdell tradition is the treasure hunt, where clues are left around the house that eventually lead to a present.  Playing in Christ the Reconciler was fun because there were so many great places to hide clues!

Of course, with all the presents, it's still the box that gets played with most!

Of course, with all the presents, it's still the box that gets played with most!

Christmas dawn

Christmas dawn

Dawn light through a frosty window

Dawn light through a frosty window

Light on an ornament

Light on an ornament

Wise men, lit up

Wise men, lit up

Jack on the rock wall in evening light

Jack on the rock wall in evening light

The three archerketeers

The three archerketeers

Sunset reflection

Sunset reflection

Clara is enjoying playing the drums during Bridge Prayer

Clara is enjoying playing the drums during Bridge Prayer

Bridge Prayer with John leading worship

Bridge Prayer with John leading worship

Another 16th birthday party at Christ the Reconciler!

Another 16th birthday party at Christ the Reconciler!

Sweet 16

Sweet 16

Praying for the birthday girl

Praying for the birthday girl

We had our hay cut and baled, much to the delight of the kids!

We had our hay cut and baled, much to the delight of the kids!

The league of powerful women of God!

The league of powerful women of God!

Jason flew in from Phoenix for a multi-day retreat at CTR.  One special day was when we got to pray with him during staff prayer.

Jason flew in from Phoenix for a multi-day retreat at CTR.  One special day was when we got to pray with him during staff prayer.

Whew!  If you made it this far ... pray with us for God's glory to be magnified at Christ the Reconciler!