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Hi, I'm Ingrid. I have been a member of Fairlington for about 7 years. I have some experience with social networks, websites, writing, and design. I think Fairlington is a special place with some amazing people doing spectacular things - so why not take Fairlington's presence online? I've been working on this site for several months and hope you feel as excited and motivated as I do to share the Fairlington spirit with those outside our doors.
I have two daughters and a husband, and we live in Arlington, VA.
I didn't get a chance to read much of the Sunday New York Times yesterday, but I was scanning it over breakfast today and ran across this story:
I find this story fascinating because not only is it theological, it's also personal. The man featured in the article, Rev. Dr. Thomas…Continue
Hi friends - Jon's best buddy from middle and high school in Fairmont is very sick, as is his wife. Their daughter, Jodie, has been taking care of them both - and herself - for a long time. She is 15. The family needs help. It's Thanksgiving week and many of us are so blessed - please read Jodie's story and consider helping in whatever way you can.
My friend Trish's husband, David, wrote a blog post a few months ago when it was clear she was going to lose her battle with cancer. He describes telling his daughters their mother was going to die. Trish wasn't sure about her relationship with God. She said she hoped there was an afterlife, and that she believed in magic. I guess that's what we all hope for - a little magic, or peace, or grace as we are facing our last days on earth. And David, in the face of unimaginable sadness, showed…Continue
I have really enjoyed the sermon series this month (the Parable of the Weeds and various ways to understand the story and it's meaning). It took me three sermons to get some sort of grasp on what the parable is trying to say and when I left church last Sunday, I thought maybe I understood. My understanding is that basically, if you rip out the weeds (the evil) while the good seed is growing (the good) then you wreck everything. There is no good left because by ripping up the weeds, you rip…Continue