March 27, 2006

Charleston part 2


Saturday, I slept in until about 10am and was generally lazy during the morning. Stephen and I went for a walk down to the battery and just around to see some galleries and shops. Overall very relaxing, no stress day. The weather was absolutely perfect for being outdoors.
We had fresh steamed oyster for lunch at Fleet Landing and some killer key lime pie. Then we spent the rest of the afternoon running errands for Anna =D Anna was preparing for a wedding shower Sunday afternoon at the house, so she was a little stressed. Stephen and I helped get things decorated and ready for the party.

Sunday, Stephen had to be at church early so I just slept in. When I finally was up and round I had time to go out and get coffee, but unfortunately the little French restaurant around the corner was closed. I ended up settling for Starbucks where I met a very interesting older gentleman. I was chillin' drinking my coffee and Honorè La Clercq came up and plopped down in the seat opposite me and just started talking. His family has been in Charleston for ages where they run a gallery and antique shop on Meeting St. Horticulture is one of Honorè favorite subjects. I ended up meeting up with him later that afternoon and he showed Stephen and I some of his favorite gardens. Bellow are some quick camera phone pictures of some flowers and gardens that I visited.

Private Garden.jpg


Private Garden 2.jpg

I finally took off from Charleston about 6pm after a wonderful and relaxing weekend. The trip back was very uplifting. I cranked up some John Piper and surrounded him with some great music to make it a great God and me time.

Posted by tomglass at 02:26 PM

Cannot Say Enough

What can we say to describe just a glimpse of Your glory
How can our words portray but a thread of your majesty
But still we praise our Savior
In Spirit and in Truth
For we cannot say enough about You


Mercy Me - Almost There

Posted by tomglass at 02:03 PM

March 25, 2006


I love this place. I'm there right now, sitting in my friend's kitchen enjoying a lazy Saturday morning. Stephen and Anna are great. They are living and caring for a older gentlemen that is paraplegic from Vietnam War. The house is right off of King & Broad, so everything is within walking distance.


I arrived yesterday afternoon around 4pm and I'm staying until Sunday afternoon. We've been planning to do this for several months, just to get together and relax. So far, I've had a great time. I really needed this after a long week with my boss out of town. Last night, Anna cooked homemade stuffed grape leaves that were amazing! I've had grape leaves before, but homemade and served with a little bit of plain yogurt and cinnamon is just incredible.
After dinner, we took a walk along King street to check out the fun little boutiques, shops, and galleries. We ended up at a fun little french restaurant on Broad called Gualart & Maliclet where we sat around and drank French Press coffee and ate yummy croissants.
Further Charleston adventures to come...

Posted by tomglass at 10:51 AM

March 23, 2006


I'm going to Mexico!!!

Mexico PDF & Gift

I'm really looking forward to this. It's going to be a blast! I think the coolest part is getting to know my fellow teammates (and NHCC community members) and the missionaries there in Mexico. And especially see God working in the whole trip. Please pray for me and my team.

Posted by tomglass at 10:23 PM


Disclaimer: I really enjoyed this movie. The overall idea. There was one element (of course it has to happen) that they could have underplayed or not played at all. The following poem and conversation were just really really cool.

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
gunpowder, treason and plot,
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
'twas his intent
to blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below,
Poor old England to overthrow:
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, make the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
Hip hip hoorah!


Evey: Who are you?
V: Who? Who is but the form following the function of What, and what I am is a man in a mask.
Evey: Well I can see that.
V: Of course you can! I'm not questioning your powers of observation, I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.
Evey: Oh, right...
V: But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace sobriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona:
V: Voila! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vestiges of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished.
V: However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
V: The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
V: Heh ha ha, verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
Evey: Are you, like a crazy person?
V: I am quite sure they will say so.

Posted by tomglass at 06:50 PM