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Even Though I Walk…

The House Of God, Forever
by Jon Foreman


God is my shepherd
I won’t be wanting
I won’t be wanting

He makes me rest
In fields of green
With quite streams

Even though I walk
Through the valley
Of death and dying

I will not fear
‘Cause you are with me
You are with me

Your shepherd staff
Comforts me

You are my feast
In the presence of enemy

Surely goodness
Follow me
Follow me
In the house of God, forever


Sweat, Tears, AND Sea

Riding the Body Board in a Wave

“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.”
–Isak Dinesen

When the waves are big enough to deliver the occasional pounding and you’re having so much fun sweat forms on your brow then you know it’s a great day at the sea!

The day started with me hoping to catch a glimpse of the sun rise through the cloud covered horizon. To my dismay the quiet wait for sunrise was shared with a long line of fishermen up and down the beach. As fate would have it I walked into the middle of a fishing competition. It turned out the group next to me was a man short for qualification to enter the contest so they kindly adopted me for a couple hours!

Shortly after day break several dolphins swam by about 150 yards from shore. The moment was truly spectacular because in all the mornings at the beach this was the first time I witnessed dolphins swim by.

By afternoon the beach was clear without a trace of the fishing competition. It turned into a stellar afternoon at the beach with so many unexpected blessings that I scarcely can name them.  The weather forecast contained nothing but rain for the entire weekend and despite not bringing my board I found one to borrow for a couple hours (cough). The waves ranged from small breakers to huge rollers and the water temp was just right for leaving my wet suite behind. It was shared with a great crowd (and lifeguards)  from the conference. Fortunately someone had their DSLR at the beach and was kinda enough to send me something to remember one of the better days of summer spent at the beach.