Sunday, July 15, 2007

Out on the Town

Ah, another fun date night in Escondido! This time we thought it would be fun to invite another couple with us to enjoy the Saturday Backyard. We decided to rendezvous in the church parking lot at 6:00, then go out to dinner before the performance.

Dinner at Coco's proved to be a good move. It was great to sit down together and get to know our new friends in a casual, neutral territory. Brad and I are so glad we met Jeremy and Allison. We enjoyed hearing their stories of what it was like during their courtship, how Jeremy proposed, and how things are going for them now.

At the concert we heard Katie Christine. I had a chance to speak with her after the performance. She is a genuinely sweet gal. She told me she has only been playing guitar for two years. I was impressed at how gutsy she was to get in front of a group, sing and play her original work with only a little bit of experience behind her. Although she's a fledgling musician and vocalist, her ambition is admirable. Her voice carried well throughout the amphitheater, and despite losing the power to her guitar, she did a great job of blending the vocalizations while strumming an accompaniment. Also lending some rhythm and texture was the use of congas, played by her friend. The tunes she has available for download on her MySpace page are quite catchy. They're a good quality recording and worth a listen.


It never ceases to amaze me how energized I feel after spending time in the company of other believers who make God an active, living part of their relationship. A marriage built on Christ is one with the surest foundation. I only wish more young people would understand that. There's so much needless drama and heartache in the world, especially when it comes to dating and relationships. God has really put it on my heart to do what I can to encourage young women to trust God with their love lives, and seek His best, even if that means no dating for a period of time.

Brad and I have such a blessed relationship. It's fun to have entered into this new season of life together. The transition to a new church and the forging of new friendships is going as well as can be expected. I'm praying that God will continue to guide us in His paths as He shows us where we fit best in our new church family.

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