Just popping in to say that I’ve finally completed and dispatched the first installment in what I hope will be a weekly newsletter chronicling our restoration story. I’m still overwhelmed by your response to my query, and I sincerely hope I didn’t miss anyone who asked to be included.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you wanted to receive the newsletter and didn’t–or if you received it and would prefer to be removed from the list. In an era of unrelenting information and overflowing inboxes, it’s my wish to cultivate a bright little candle of “all things new” against the dark of an increasingly homesick world. I pray that this small story of loss and renewal would image the larger story of redemptive purpose ever at work in our world, and that “the God of hope [would] fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Under the Mercy,