A visit to England

100_8601Hi All,

Thought I’d give you a quick update on my trip to England.

The flight was good – except my daughter didn’t sleep a wink and wouldn’t let me sleep either.

I love travelling. Just being in transit and seeing all those people in transit around me, trying to guess at their stories is exciting to me. If I ever pluck up the courage to actually talk to people, their true stories totally astound me! Really, you should talk to people in airports, the reasons they have for travelling the same direction as you are incredibly diverse and the stories of how they came to be on that flight are amazing.

It’s just my daughter and I traveling together and she is having a blast. There are a few things that I want to do and achieve while I’m here but apart from that, it’s all about her.

I’m piling on the pounds rapidly. There are a surprisingly large number of food items that I cannot get in California which I really miss, so I’m trying to eat them all…. in a very short space of time. Maybe I should feel guilty but somehow, I just don’t!

London was great, as London always is! img_0457I just had to take a picture of Rebekah next to this sign.

Her three favorite things thus far have been escalators, standing up while riding the underground ‘tube’ train and fish ‘n’ chips. Well, the chips anyway, she didn’t like the fish so much!

I don’t think I am going to feel the slightest bit home sick when I return to the USA. My belief that God wants me in California has only been strengthened by my visit here and, frankly, why would I want to be anywhere other than where God has called me to be?

I miss my wife A LOT! (and I miss my other kids too).

It’s very strange being in a totally different time zone. Here we are 5 hours ahead of the Eastern USA and 8 hours ahead of the west coast. After almost four years in CA, it feels quite alien to be so far out of the time zone again!

I also miss all of my twitter friends and being able to read blogs etc. I’m looking forward to getting back to you guys, y’all mean a lot to me!

In closing… I am so glad that I got to go to my cousin Kara’s wedding.

Kara’s mother is from Barbados and her new husband is from Trinidad so the wedding had a quite Caribbean feel to it. I’ve never been to a wedding where I’ve seen the bride and groom bouncing up and down and clapping as they worship DURING THE SERVICE quite as much as Kara and Christian did. It was awesome!

The whole ceremony just made me want to get back to my wife and start being a better husband, father, friend, pastor and missionary!

I hope that I can put that feeling into practice and then encourage you to do the same.

May God bless you and speak loudly and clearly to you today,


(The picture below is of my Uncle Peter and Aunt Shelley, My cousin Kara and her husband (Christian) and Kara’s brother, Luke. I’ll leave you to work out which is which.)