I am happy to say that I no longer feel ashamed of my address. I know each one of my neighbors, (who are very diverse) and we are learning to do life together. Each week we gather for a family meal, a potluck of sorts. It's a bit awkward at times, but it's community.
The fact of the matter is, that we are called to do community, wherever we live. Even though I would rather hang out with physically needy people, God has me on Del Rey Ln. for a reason. And just because it's not where I feel the hippest and most radical, it's where He wants us for now.
I just loved Tracie Bianchi's blog this week on Sojo. It gave me more consolation and encouragement to keep rockin' the suburbs!
here is a link: http://blog.sojo.net/2009/10/20/in-defense-of-the-suburbs/