We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Posted: August 31, 2008 in Miscellaneous

#1: Hillary spent the day at Knott’s Berry Farm, “America’s First Theme Park,” yesterday, as she was inititated into the youth group here. She isn’t much on roller coasters. She rode the Big Foot Rapids (get the concept from this YouTube video):

She did not ride rides like this one: 🙂

But she had a fun day!

#2: While she spent the day at the theme park, Jody & I took my mom to LAX for her flight back home. We then went in search of a Wal-Mart to use a gift card a kind friend gave us before our move, but finding one in Los Angeles, California, is no easy feat. We finally made it to one in the heart of L.A., the strangest Wal-Mart we’ve ever seen. It was three stories and part of a mall (ever been in a Wal-Mart with escalators?). Master P and Romeo were scheduled to make an appearance there Monday night.

#3: Last night we watched Gustav on CNN. I already feel guilty not being on the Gulf Coast – even more so because being a first year law student means I’m here in the library no matter what happens. I feel better knowing the Logans are there in Ocean Springs, but I wish I could be there with them if Gustav decides to head that way. I feel better, too, having come to know Rodney before I left. Ocean Springs is in strong, capable hands.

If anyone in Gustav’s path reads what I write, listen closely: do not be afraid. Be smart, be safe, but do not be afraid. If you believe Jesus at all, do not be afraid. During difficult times, people need sources of strength. Be a source of strength. Don’t panic like everyone else. Followers of Jesus are called to look at the events of life in a fundamentally different way. This is an obvious opportunity to be different. Jesus is asleep in the boat with you. Have faith. Do not be afraid.

#4: This morning my family will be officially announced as members of the University Church of Christ here on Pepperdine’s campus. We are honored to be a part of this family.

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