September 30, 2008

A Day Of Joy

Hey Everybody,

Ok! For real this time; we'll start posting more frequently. We're having a great time enjoying the fall weather so far this september, since we were in China a year ago this time and missed the beautiful oregon fall. Things are going well. I (Ryan) have started classes at George Fox Seminary and am enjoying beginning the process of working towards a Masters of Divinity. I am also doing some 'professional' blogging on the side and really enjoying it (see sidebar for blog links). Kealy has been so supportive of me going to school and is still looking for a great job that she will love! Someone is sure going to be lucky to have her on their staff!

We are having a blast serving the college/career students and adults at our church at Salem Evangelical! It is so great living life with them and being able to share about God's faithfulness in our lives. They have been so open and willing to share joy and heartache with us. It is a great adventure and God has been good.

Today we both took a day off and got away to the beach together. It was wonderful to be able to just spend the day together just the two of us. We went to one of our favorite places; THE BEACH! We went for a walk with our barefeet in the sand and arms linked. We even had fun and took some photos of each other and together, as you can see below:

On the way home, we experienced Starbucks' new 'Signature Hot Chocolates' and WOW! they were amazing. It could be difficult this fall and winter eating healthy with those incredible drinks just around the corner.

We enjoy living in Keizer and our apartment is starting to feel like home. We're getting into our fall shows and love hanging out together at the end of each busy day. God has been, and we trust, will continue to be faithful to us and we thank you for your prayers and support.

Keep an eye out on our blog and we'll begin to post more frequently and let you know about all of our adventures!

In Christ,
Ryan and Kealy Thorson