Over that weekend, we joined our Calvary Church family for Beach Baptisms. It was an awesome time of watching 64 people from our Church make a public stand for Jesus Christ. Check out the video highlights of the day below:
Marie hosted a luncheon that following day for the nurses at Birth Choice Health Clinics, while I joined a fellow Pastor from Calvary as we suffered for the Lord by taking in the Angels/Ray afternoon baseball game at Anaheim Stadium. That evening, Marie and I, packed the kids and suitcases and headed up to the 5 Freeway to Aptos, California to visit my parents for the weekend. My parents even watched the kids for a night as Marie and I headed up to Half Moon Bay for an anniversary celebration, part II.
It was a great week of rest, family bonding and reflection. We really needed it after a busy summer season. I feel spiritually and emotionally ready to begin another season of ministry.
Here is a prayer I have for the Fall:
"Heavenly Father, thank you for times of rest and fun.
Thank your for your faithfulness and kindness to us.
Lord, I don't want to take your blessings and turn them inward, trying to build my little empire, my little kingdom. May you stop me in my tracks anytime I am tempted to do this. Instead, take my life God and use it for your Glory, for your Name, for your purposes. I submit myself to your mighty hand, Lord Jesus."