Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Back From Gold Beach

My wonderful wife and I just got back from a trip to Gold Beach for a memorial service for her grandmother. It was a good reminder to me that this life is tainted by sin and the corruption of death, but that those who have faith in the Lord Jesus are covered by grace and will have a new body on the new earth when the Christ returns. God has plans for His creation, to resurrect it from the death we all face. Thanks to Jesus for confronting death, for taking away the sting, for giving us the Spirit which is the love of the Father and the Son with us. We are known by our God, and He makes himself known to us, and on the day Jesus returns, we will see God in His full glory. Keep my wife and her family in your prayers.

With all the traveling we've done and stuff that is happening right now, my writing has suffered, but the good thing is that I've done lots of reading. Sitting in a plane or a car for hours can do that. I'm thinking that Facebook and Twitter are getting in the way of blogging, but it may not be a bad thing for everyone. Many people started a blog because they wanted to give people a way to keep people updated with things happening in each other's lives. Facebook and Twitter is an easier way to do that more frequently and quickly. Blogging is a more formal way to fill this same function, but also a more suitable place for lengthier thoughts. The writer in me likes blogging more than Facebook, for it gives me a better outlet for forming thoughts. I think a lengther post on the subject of social media and writing is called for, but I will save it for another time. I thought I would just let everyone know I am still here. Life is good.