February 16 – Go

Oxnard Beach Park

Today’s word is “go” and I’m thinking about the times we have opportunities to go out and have some fun. I don’t think we always take advantage because life seems to get in the way. I remember two of my dear friends preaching at my ordination service (6 years ago!) and both of them emphasized that to be a good pastor I need to take time for myself, that it needs to be a priority to go out and relax.

Since I’ve discovered running this has been easier. You might think “how can running be relaxing?” Well, it might be hard on the body, but in a good way and I never knew in advance how good it would be for my soul.

But running isn’t the only thing. Last weekend we went camping down in Huntington Beach (where a week earlier I ran a marathon). While there we drove up to LA to watch the US Olympic Marathon Trials, and we had a nice romantic Italian dinner for Valentine’s Day. This Saturday we will go on what has become an annual whale watching trip. That’s fun. It is fun to go!

The photo today is from a bike ride to the beach from a couple years ago. It reminds me of one of my favorite movies. Can you guess it?

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