I’m a few days ahead of schedule, and I had hoped to give my back a bit more rest after my visit to Dr. Carrico. However, I still need to walk at least 2 days this week and the weather is predicted to be horrid after tomorrow (which, in our extreme drought conditions, is actually GOOD news) – so today and tomorrow are the days of choice to get those 2 days in…
I had friends with me today as I finished off the last miles of the beautiful Santa Monica Bay Coast and veered inland again onto Pacific Coast Highway 1 (PCH). Ingrid and Randall have been missionaries in the Middle East, and at some point I told them about how our two sons and daughter-in-law were baptized in the ocean a few years ago by the patriarch of our Mexico missionary family.
As we were talking I remembered that this happened on a sunny, relatively calm day in January (much like today) – so I got curious, checked back and found that the baptism happened exactly 3 years ago today!
Other than the first mile or so along the beach, the day wasn’t particularly photogenic. This was one photo I took as we said “bye-bye” to Santa Monica Bay and headed inland:
14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. ~ Romans 8:14-17