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Month: September 2006

Friend鈥檚 wedding

Friend鈥檚 wedding

I went to a good friend and coworker’s wedding this weekend – congratulations Jill & Dan!聽 The bride had a great idea – she got one of those 3-minute photo booths ala the Amelie movie. You just sit down, press the button, it takes 4 pictures on a strip and 3 minutes later you get a slip of B&W pictures out. You cut out your favorite(s) and past them in a big guest book and write all your best wishes and fun stuff in it. It was a great idea and buckets of fun. Obviously, as the night went on and the wine/beer disappeared, all kinds of interesting things were being photographed. 馃檪

Great as that was, there was something that struck me during the vows – the rings. I thought about the rings themselves. I caught most of the vows and they made the point that the rings are a reminder that we are never alone.聽 As I thought about it, I realized in marriage they did indeed symbolized that there is always someone out there who will always accompany you on the journey of life – even if that person wasn’t around that very moment.

From the Christian perspective, this is being Christ for one another. For just as we are never truly alone and God is always with us, so too our spouse becomes that sacred other person as well. That no matter how bad things get or how much we might want to give up – even on ourselves – there is one who will not and has pledged to accompany us till death. What a great reflection to expand on…

Photo journals galore

Photo journals galore

I just updated the photo journals section with a couple of batches of summer photos. With all the traveling, I haven’t gotten out to enjoy the summer as much as I’d like, but I have had a few great trips. One was a surprise trip to my dad’s birthday party back in Indiana. There are pictures from a day trip to Mt Rainer, July 4th fireworks display, Alberta Street “Last Thursday” street festival, and a few others. Head over to the Photo Journals to check them out.

London England

London England

Sorry about the negligent delays in updates – but I have only been home 1 week in the last 4.

I just spent a week in London on a business trip. While I spent the majority of my time working some long days, I did manage to get out and see the sights: Tower and London Bridges, went to a Shakespeare play at the Globe theater, visited the British Library and British Museum, and visited two friends that I’d met in New Zealand. Check out the pictures in my photo journals section.