I arrived into Lakeside last night after a 580 mile drive from Portland, OR. It was great to get out on the road again. Last weekend I flew, but sometimes it’s good just to drive. No getting dropped off without a car, no TSA, or anything else that goes with air travel. It’s also slower, but I was in the mood for it.
It was Andrew and Kim’s wedding this time. It was outdoors, but a chapel was rented close-by in case it rained. During the rehearsal, there was a bin of white umbrellas which were much needed because of the downpour. The good news
is that during the ceremony, there was sunshine. This time, I was not in the wedding, which was probably a good thing because Andrew (my cousin) has a good mix of brothers and long-time friends to stand in as groomsmen. Sometimes its nice just to be present. One of the guys (Drew Lever) made the point when we were waiting around to take pictures that 90% of success in the family is simply being present. “…you have to be mentally present too.” He told me. He is a family man, so he would know.
Nonetheless, I’m back here in Montana; 3 more books.. Haggai, Malachi, and Matthew. We finish with the Great Commission. What good would it be to finish a 9 month Bible study with the prophets that
build up to the coming of Christ and stop with that? After all, Malachi ends with, “…lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”