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Mission Trip...Lukewarm?

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I am reading the book "Crazy Love" by Frances Chan and man, chapter 5 about being a lukewarm Christian is beating me up. But, it is good to be reminded and get a clear picture of what I am and of what I should be.
Wes and I are leaving for Albuquerque on his Youth Mission trip today. Will is leaving in about 19 days for school and mentioned last night that he thought he might need to go a little early. Ugh...excuse me? After I stomped around and threw a little fit, I calmed down and slept on the idea. I will try to be open minded but, this is painful. Anyway, thoughts below...lukewarm... When we want God and a bunch of other stuff, then that means we have thorns in our soil. A relationship with God simply cannot grow when money, sins, activities, favorite sports teams, addictions, or commitments are piled on top of it.

Has your relationship with God actually changed the way you live?
Do you see evidence of God's kingdom in your life?
Or are you choking it out slowly by spend…

San Diego...Leucadia Beach

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Good Friday morning. This is the last of our vacation pictures. Whew...it is all but a cherished memory now. What a fun time. Enjoy!
Playing chess in the airport before we flew out west.
Jay's Gourmet Cafe. Yummy pizza and chowder at Carlsbad Beach

Looks like a shark, but is a harmless, sweet dolphin. :)


Breakfast and music around the fire pit at a cafe in Carlsbad.

The water is cold!!! Will's reaction.
My feet and myself enjoying the beach.
Having fun.
Zoom, zoom.

Good waves.
Leucadia Beach. This is where we spent most of our time. So lovely.

Lots of steps down. And up.
Flowers. So beautiful.
Frozen Yogurt. Yum.
Well, I know that it is not really nice to take pictures of people when they don't know that you are taking pictures of them. We just thought this guy was interesting. ha.



Weird. 4th of July body painting. Another interesting picture.
4th of July parade.

Carlsbad Beach


Sweet little yard by the beach. Wish we could grow flowers like this.

Fireworks over Legoland. W…

My Honey, Pepperdine, Morro Bay...San Francisco

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Vacation pictures day two! Before I go any further I wanted to tell you guys about an incredible book I am reading. My cousin Cindy Fisher and her husband told us about it and so Will and I bought it in San Francisco. It is really inspiring and very challenging. It is called "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan. I am only in the fifth chapter but am really loving reading it.

We went to the doctor this morning to have a mole taken off of Will's head. The doc says he does not think it is anything to worry about, but I would appreciate your prayers that the biopsy will be negative. Thanks! So...here are more, many more pictures. Love you guys. Blessings. Amy

This is me and my honey. The song that is playing is his favorite. Michael Buble. I love it too, and I love you Sid. This picture was taken in front of the chapel at Pepperdine.
Looking out the Admissions office windows at Pepperdine. Wes would love to go there but we would have to hit an oil well or something for that to happen…