Sunday, August 12, 2007

Back from WA!

This weekend, Katie and I went up to Washington to spend time with family and friends. Katie spent much of her weekend helping a friend with her wedding, while I spent a lot of time helping my dad pick up some furniture he purchased on Craigslist. It was pretty cool to do manly stuff with my dad, like carrying heavy objects down flights of stairs, or sweating a lot. It was good to spend time with family, though it felt very short.

I came back early while Katie helped at the wedding today so I could visit Coram Deo, a small church in Gresham. My friend Brian and his fiancee Kristy are both very active in their church community, so I thought I would check it out. It is a solid church with a strong pastor. I think they make a very cool impact in Gresham.

Coram has a large population of Multnomah students and alumni, which was both cool and weird for me. Cool, because the community is filled with people who love Jesus, understand Scripture, and desire to make an impact in the world. Weird, because I recognized lots of people there from school, but didn't know them well enough to say anything to them. It's like walking in some public place, and you see someone you have not seen in years--someone from junior high, or a next door neighbor that moved--and you both make eye contact. There is a moment of recognition, but not enough of a past connection for either of you to move towards forming a relationship. It's awkward.... So that's what made it weird. I'm sure if I spent more time at Coram that I would build solid friendships with the Multnomah crew, as I am sure they are good and beautiful people.

Awkward social situations are fun.


  1. I love your last sentence and agree with you.

  2. I wish we could have seen you guys when we were visiting WA. Oh well, when we move back at the end of the year, we'll definitely have to meet up. We have so much catching up to do.