Monday, April 28, 2008


This last Sunday was a gorgeous day, and we as a church headed on down to the 9th Street Park here in Benicia to do some baptizing. We usually just walk straight out into the water off the beach, but yesterday, that tide was out - like 50 feet out! So we improvised and went off of the boat ramp instead. How exciting it is to hearing stories from people of all ages and backgrounds talking about the faithfulness of Jesus in their lives. It reminded of when I got baptized: it was a bucket of water standing outside a gymnasium in Avery in the middle of winter, with snow falling down. No matter where or how you do it, new life is always worth celebrating. See you soon.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Two weeks ago, Monica and I took our first "adult" vacation - we didn't really know what to do, but it was a good time to "do nothing" and hang out as husband and wife. We stayed with Dan and Krystle in their sweet place in Mira Mesa, and spent our time doing a bunch of stuff. Here are the highlights:

1. Riding the wave of rising frozen yogurt popularity
2. Dinner with Brian and Shannon at the Old Town Mexican Cafe
3. Visiting the San Diego Zoo
4. Playing xBox Live with Deezy (I enjoyed this)
5. Hanging out in the Gaslamp district with the Browns
6. Hanging out in La Jolla
7. Reading and resting
8. Hang time with Buchner, Aisea, and Peter

It was a needed blessing to take off and be renewed in the presence of family, friends, and my beautiful wife. Things are good - see you soon.