Heart Beginning's

"My daughter, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways." Proverbs 23:26

"The plan of beginning outside and trying to work inward has always failed and always will fail. God's plan with you is to begin at the seat of all dificulties, the heart, and then from out of the heart will issue the principleso f righteousness; the reformation will be outward as well as inward." EGW

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Quest for Joshua Trees and Boulders

Saturdays outings are always a great way to get to know new people. This last Saturday I piled into a care with some newly found friends from the church we go to here, Advent Hope. This saturday adventure found us headed towards the desert...Joshua Tree National Park to be exact. It was a beautiful sun-shiny day with a little bit of a breeze. Soon it felt like we'd known one another for ages...funny how hiking in the desert can do that to you. We hiked up to an old abandoned Gold Mine and then headed back down to do some bouldering. There we couldn't resist playing with the shadows on the rocks and proving our ability to be conquers of the boulders. We ended the day sitting on the pavement and on some gallon buckets singing and basking in the glory of Gods creations.

Claudio and Elizabeth posing with the Joshua Trees

Anybody want a warm BP+J?

Elizabeth climbin' high

Larysa and I finding shade in the Joshua Trees

Saturday, March 14, 2009

African Safari

Okay let's be realistic, it was an African Safari in San Diego but we still had a wonderful time. Mom and Dad came down to visit at the end of January for a good friends wedding and in the mean time we headed off to the Wild Animal Park. It was a little cool for Africa but we managed to stay warm walking the paths that connected all the different animal exhibits together. We spent time having competitions with the giraffes and just a general time enjoying being together. At the end of the day we headed off to see where daddy had grown up in Ramona CA...a picture of his childhood home is below!