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An Austin Wedding and Worship

Kim and I are in Austin this weekend to perform the wedding of Ryan Shipley and Cate Johnson. Ryan's mother and step-father are Bobbie and Doug Otto, and have been family friends for a long time. Weddings of family friends are some of the greatest joys of being a pastor. Pray for Ryan and Cate as they begin this life-long journey together this evening.

The rehearsal dinner was at Chez-Zee. Go there is you have a chance! Awesome food and a fun place to eat. Thank you Doug and Bobbie for a wonderful meal and meaningful experience.

We worshiped with my nephew and Kim's best friend (and their friends and family and about 1500 others) this morning at Austin Stone Community Church. This church is doing the deal, and the next generation is participating with passion and great numbers. They do the basics well: worship, small groups, training, and making disciples. Chris Tomlin leads worship there regularly. He was not there today, but the worship was passionate and Matt Carter, the Pastor brought it.

They meet in Austin High School's gymnasium, but that doesn't slow them down a bit. Four services that they set up and tear down for every Sunday. I was intrigued that they do a lot of instruction about the Bible in their training because they know so many--Christians included--do not know the Bible. Got me thinking about some things for Legacy. More later.

We are off to Waco in the morning to help Graham and Storey lay a new floor in their home. Will be fun!