Family Gathering in the Foothills
My side of the family (as many of those who could make it) got together for a (hopefully annual) gathering in Nevada City, California, on Saturday. I hadn’t seen one of my cousins in many, many years and it was wonderful reconnecting.
Nevada City is a charming old, Gold Rush mining town situated in the lower Sierra Nevadas. The town is built on many hills, so some of the pictures I took seem crooked but were taken on multileveled streets. We ate lunch at Lefty’s Tavern and I had a “Frenchy” burger with carmelized onions, mushrooms and Brie cheese, with sweet potato fries. Obviously, a “Yum” facility (the green building with the red door below)!
It was a beautiful day to spend with family and we all came to the same conclusion: we have to do it more often!
The most important thing to God’s heart is relationship and it should be the priority in our lives also. Most of what Jesus had to say dealt with the “one anothers” and the commitment that we should have in establishing and maintaining our family ties, friendships, and the care for those in our community. I want to encourage you to find ways to strengthen “the ties that bind” our hearts together in this coming new year and to be committed to laying our lives down for our friends (and family).
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!