Thursday, September 20, 2007


Fun at the Beach and Meetings

This week went to California and saw one of my best friends and her family. We hung out and celebrated our birthdays together at Lucille's bbq. Our birthdays are about a week apart and there have been several sweet moments where we have been able to celebrate together even though we live in different cities.
She has a little girl that will turn 2 a day after my birthday. One of the best presents I have been given was to be there to meet little Emma hours after she was born.

Anyway, the day I was to begin a week of all-day meetings, Deb and I went to Laguna Beach and played with E. on the playground and walked with a perfectly blue back drop of blue and green shades of ocean with rock formations all around.

Then onto the meetings which were fine and intriguing and exhausting but worth the work.

Monday, September 10, 2007


Sailboats, Tomatos, and long walks

Lately, I've been contemplating what Sabbath means exactly. To be more accurate, what is REST? I hear people talk about rest a lot but I feel that I have had time to rest and still feel not refreshed. So one thing I've discovered is rest is sometimes but not always void of activity, but rest in the sense of Sabbath is sanctified time or time with a purpose. That purpose is to hear from the Lord.

So, I've spent some time hearing from the Lord while appreciating the sailboats on the Willamette River, picking and eating the best, orange tomatoes from my friend's garden, and on some breezy walks in various neighborhoods around Portland. Meeting, hearing, and seeing God.... ahh... rest!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Back in Portland, back home

Hello! I'm back in Portland and finally feeling a bit settled. Some of you have asked if the Latino church I went to kidnapped me. No, they did not. Life just happened and in visiting with friends and family, I lost track of time.

It was a good summer full of challenges as well as fun. Seeing some great friends, catching up, and seeing family were highlights of the summer.

Now, I'm back to an almost organized apartment, and getting to ready to walk out the door to meet up with my co-laborers in Christ for our official first day of being in the office and trusting the Lord with another year of ministry.

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