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Seattle, Breakfast, & Sunday

March 14, 2009

It’s Saturday. I just returned from Seattle where I participated in the Acts 29 bootcamp, connected with other planters, and assessed some men for church planting. Seattle was cold and cool. We had one of the best breakfast meals I have ever had. Breakfast is a big deal for our family. We’ve made a point of Saturday breakfast out together for years. It used to be a great connecting time with my wife. Nine years and and two kids later, it has evolved into family time. It’s still fun, just different fun. But breakfast at Lola’s in downtown Seattle, we got to resurrect those heart-warming, marriage-enriching breakfast times. I had time to take in not only delectable pancakes and maple syrup, but more importantly my wife’s beauty, soaking in her companionship. What a gift!

We worked and played together in Seattle, drank coffee and deliberated over pastoral issues. And now I am under the gun for tomorrow’s sermon, sacrificing Saturday breakfast and then some. Normally I wouldnt take a minute to write a post when I’m under pressure, but being at Mozart’s reminded me of being at Lola’s, minus my lovely wife. So, if you read this pray for me as I write our sermon. If you read this, remember to take time to enjoy your spouse. As Solomon said, “Delight in the wife of your youth.” If you arent young, you can do that anyway! Hope to see you Sunday.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2009 12:42 pm

    One of the things I miss most about life at GCTS was family breakfasts at Stone Soup…

  2. March 14, 2009 1:39 pm

    Oh man, do we ever miss Stone Soup! It was our favorite place on the North Shore! My parents go there now when they visit Boston. Did you find a new joint?

  3. March 14, 2009 1:59 pm

    I wish! I don’t think there will ever be a place that measures up… if I could have their food FedEx’ed I swear I’d think about taking out a line of credit just for that. Have you found a winner in Austin?

  4. Dustin permalink
    March 14, 2009 3:16 pm

    I prayed for you, your sermon and your people. I am always encouraged to bank on God’s help as I meditate on his love for his people and his genuine desire to feed his sheep. So I often will pray and ask for help for the sake of his people. So I pray that he will give you wisdom, clarity and unction for the sake of your people, that they will be strengthened, encouraged and emboldened with the good news.

  5. March 16, 2009 1:23 pm

    Thanks, brother. I posted a reflection from Sunday above.

  6. Jason Kovacs permalink
    March 18, 2009 1:59 pm

    Great exhortation brother! It was a joy to have breakfast with you all last month too! : )

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