Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Back From the Beach

Well, I'm back from a week at the beach.  There really is nothing like enjoying God's creation and making memories with family on the oceanshore.  If you are intersted, you can see pictures at our family blog.  Some highlights for me included:
  • Family dinners and devotions filled with laughter and thoughts of God.
  • Dinner alone with my wife at the Black Pelican.
  • My daughter, Meg, beginning to say people's names (Mama, Daddy, Nana, Grandpop, Nena, and Cub).
  • Seeing Meg eating up the beach (figuratively and at times literally).  She loved the water and the sand and the sun and the whole experience!
  • Flying my stunt kite almost every day, and teaching my father-in-law and brother-in-law to fly it.
While it is difficult to get back into the swing of real life, I'm glad to be home.  My wife will give birth our first son in less than a month, so being near the hospital and the midwives is reassuring.  I just finished plowing through my email (I received less than 100!) and now it's back to the weekly routine and hopefully some more posts in the next few weeks.

It's wonderful to feel refreshed and rejuvenated!

1 comment:

Andy Chang said...

Dave,

I'm a minister in North Carolina, and also worship leader & A/V guy at the church.

I've been to CovLife quite often back in the day when I used to be in Maryland, & a friend of Bob Kauflin's. Enjoyed reading your blog and it helps us in our tech endeavors down here.

Got a quick question for you: our church board here is divided in its opinion in "how long cables should last." I know you've got a lot to do, but in case you do have a moment:

Some of our cables (standard garden variety XLR & instrument cable... LiveWire grade, not expensive/premium cables) have died. We haven't replaced cables in 1 year. Our church sets up & tears down twice a week, 52 weeks a year. I tell the church board that we need cables, and cables going bad is no surprise.

Could you by way of reference, give me a picture of when/how often CovLife replaces cables, and what you think is "reasonable" for the lifespan of a cable.

Thanks.... I know this is a small matter in the larger world of ministry.


Andy Chang
andy@rcccyouth.org