Psalm 16:5

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

God's Warth is Coming... Are You Ready?

You had better listen to the words of Jesus, “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter, but he that does the will of my father in heaven.” If ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. If you live after the flesh, you’ll die! The cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few of our ethical and religious values. The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ. And if the cross has not done that, YOU’RE NOT A CHRISTIAN! My Friend face it, young rogue, you’re not a Christian until the cross has radically disrupted the very center and citadel of your life! And brought you from a life of commitment to serve self…What are the focal points of the reign of your self? If you’ve gone to the cross in union with Christ, it’s been shattered!"
- Al Martin

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Baptism!

Today I had the great pleasure to be at the baptism of Marissa Espinoza, the daughter of my good friends Abraham and Marissa Espinoza.

Sometimes it is fun to just hold a camera out and snap away and then see later what the results were. Here is a shot of three of my road trip companions, David Brown and Nick and Juan Ruiz. On the right are members of one of our church's largest families (expecting number 13). 

A crowd begins to form in the sprinkles of a passing storm.

Marissa shares her testimony.
 Mr. Espinoza shares.

Petra watches from her father's shoulders.

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:"

"Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection."

Marissa, Abraham, Marissa, and Abraham. (Not to hard to remember names in the older members of this family!)

The Lord's blessings Espinozas!


  1. Hello Ryan,
    It was great to see you again. Our family has been enjoying your blog and all of your pictures. Keep up the good work.
    Mrs. Hope
    The Hopes

  2. Hi Mrs. Hope,

    It was so good to see you all as well! I hope you were blessed by the conference.

    In Christ,