This is a gift I made for Pastor James' birthday.
Eric made a comment once about how some
personality test in Jim's history said he "maximizes
existing structures." The phrase stuck with me,
and it seemed ironic that while this is his bent
organizationally, it's also what he's been doing
literally for the past year, both on our newly
acquired (or "newly gifted", really) building,
and on his own recently purchased house.
I also love the hopeful sentiment of Isaiah 65 --
it communicates how God wants good things
for his people, not just spiritually, but also the
practical, human stuff of a stable and abundant life.