Saturday’s walk was one of sweet fellowship with my sister in Christ, Ingrid – it was very windy, and the aftermath of Friday’s storm was evident in the ‘sand dunes’ along the beach paths. They were mildly annoying for us, but the cyclists were having a really rough time of it. Again, I was thankful that we were walking with our backs to the wind!
I was a couple of days ahead of schedule to get ahead of more bad weather, and it was a good thing…
Spotlights This Week:
Always: Hope Chapel Missions
Charity Spotlight: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Church Spotlight: Coquille Foursquare Church (Praise Center) – Coquille, OR
I know that the rest of the country chuckles at those of us on the west coast when it comes to rain. In our defense, we just don’t get that much of it, and our terrain gets rather cranky when it happens.
Some of the areas I walked through in the past week or so made the news after last night’s storm. Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu was closed in both directions because of Volkswagon-sized boulders:
5 days ago I walked on PCH over the 710 Freeway, marveling at the wall of trucks in both directions heading to/from the busy Port of Los Angeles. On the left of the following picture you can see where I stood on that overpass, just behind the fence – on the right, you can see an area of the 110 Freeway that I drove to and from home on Saturday:
There were other PCH closures due to downed trees, flooding in Seal Beach, and unexpected ‘waterfalls’ in Dana Point and Lomita. We even had surfing in the streets of Long Beach (behind pickup trucks) – only in California!
All that being said, we’re glad for the rain – here’s some of the joy Ingrid and I had during the window between storms on Saturday:
100 MILES TO GO!!!
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. ~ Romans 8:26-27