“When men feed on the word, it is turned into a principle of life, spiritual strength, and growth within; which a taste of it only will not give. As food, when it is digested, turns into flesh and blood and spirits, so doth the word, and Christ therein, unto the souls of men spiritually. Hence Christ becometh “our life,” and “liveth in us,” as the efficient cause of our spiritual life, Gal. 2:20; Col. 3:3; and we grow and increase by the word, 1 Pet. 2:2. A mere taste, though it may yield present refreshment, yet it communicates no abiding strength. Hence multitudes relish the word when it is preached, but never attain life, or strength, or growth by it.” (John Owen, The Works of John Owen vol. 7, 31)

Family,

Matthew and Claire Dancing

Matthew and Claire got down and funky on the dance floor. For the first time ever, the video camera failed to capture sound; of course, it would have to happen during a wedding. Matthew and Claire were dancing to “She’s a Brick House” by the Commodore’s, so I put the original recording in the backround; what you don’t hear is everyone in the backround cheering them on. We didn’t teach Matthew any of the following moves, they are all inventions of his own. Claire plays the role of back up dancer, running large circles, moving her arms to the music. Later, Matthew paid the price from all his hard dancing with aching feet. Let’s just say that he’s not eager to get dress up in a Tux anytime soon.

Family,

Clos La Chance Fountain

My brother’s wedding on Saturday was a very elegant event at the Clos La Chance winery. Matthew and Claire were dressed for the occasion. I didn’t take any photos of the event because there were already two photographers buzzing around; for once I wanted to be in the photos instead of behind a camera. The photographers photos will be ready in 30 days or more, so much patience is needed to endure the waiting period. Meanwhile, here’s some video of Matthew and Claire playing at a fountain. We pulled them away shortly after this video was taken because their outfits were quickly becoming wet.