I'm posting this from Becky's truck because it's the only place were we can access non-secured wifi in her apartment complex. It's raining here, so I'm not sure what all we will do today. Last night I wanted to see where she used to work at the La Mansion del Rio on the River Walk. I'd never been there, so that was interesting. I didn't realize how extensive the River Walk was. It's quite a long string of restaurants and shops on the river.
Sunday morning I preached at Redeemer Pres in Austin. What a great church. Faithful, rich liturgy. Friendly, engaged people. The congregation is about 500 strong, so they need to have two worship services. There were a couple of firsts for me. I'd never preached the same sermon twice in two back-to-back services. It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. But the second sermon was not exactly the same as the first; I'm sure it was much better. This was also the first time I've ever preached a 20 minute sermon in a regular morning service. I think. I believe my first sermon turned out to be 17 minutes and the second just a bit longer than 20. I'll have to think about that experience a bit more. My regular sermons used to be a lot longer than they are now, but 20 minutes would be a challenge. But it might be worth it. We'll see.
Time for a few more shots of Spencer.