Quick recap: the car gets wrecked; friends spoil us; I try to hide at my old church; and, the wedding I performed is not legal?

Vto_0469 The drive and the car wreck: 1500 miles clocked on this trip.  On the way up, my car was hit on the passenger door while she was exiting the car.  No one is hurt, but the headache of dealing with insurance companies while on our trip…uggh!

Our friends spoiled us: Randy and Kristyn Miller spoiled us!  They let us stay in their house, instead of on the floor in our cold empty house that is for sale in Redding.  (By the way, it is a GREAT house if you are looking to buy in Redding).  Also, Jim Sletner bought us an amazing meal.  Spending time with them and others was affirming and enriching, for sure.  We miss you guys!

I try to hide at my old church: I did!  I even went to The Well venue, where I knew I would see some young adults I have worked with in ministry and Todd the pastor there, but little did I know I was announced to the church that “Rich is here” and for it to happen while the new worship pastor was there for there for the first time, too!  Awkward.  By the way, I love Jon, the new guy, and am sure he is going to rock the place.

The marriage is not legal?: Yes, I performed my first wedding.  I am a rookie officiant.  It went very well and I did wear a full suit for the first time in ten years.  But. The best man signed on the wrong line on the marriage license.  I thought just getting the marriage certificate mailed in would be fine, until I remembered this little fact while talking with a veteran pastor who schooled me on California law “No strike throughs…”. Oops!  So per the advice of my friend Dave, I grabbed that piece of paper, took it on Monday to the Recorders office and sweated bullets while waiting for the answer.  What if the couple I married got back from their honeymoon only to find that the marriage was not legal! I handed the license to the woman at the window.  My BP rose at each breath.  The person at the window handed the license to some other very official looking lady behind her who read that piece of paper with a crink in her brow.  She intently scoured the document for what seemed like five minutes.  “All is good” she said.  Phew!

How was your weekend?

btw–that photo is of Zach and Karina and taken by my good friend Tom Kerr.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

24 comments

  1. Wow! What a weekend. Mine was just filled with the usual scurry of church weekend stuff. Maybe you should write a country style song about this.

  2. Wow! What a weekend. Mine was just filled with the usual scurry of church weekend stuff. Maybe you should write a country style song about this.

  3. Wow! What a weekend. Mine was just filled with the usual scurry of church weekend stuff. Maybe you should write a country style song about this.

  4. Wow! What a weekend. Mine was just filled with the usual scurry of church weekend stuff. Maybe you should write a country style song about this.

  5. Hey Rich! I just happened upon your blog as I was doing some Easter planning and thought I’d say hello! Glad to see you’re staying “relevent!” 🙂 We’re now at a church in Georgetown called terranova (www.tnova.org). It’s different, but we love it!
    Please say hi to Tammy for me! God bless!

    Wendy

  6. Hey Rich! I just happened upon your blog as I was doing some Easter planning and thought I’d say hello! Glad to see you’re staying “relevent!” 🙂 We’re now at a church in Georgetown called terranova (www.tnova.org). It’s different, but we love it!
    Please say hi to Tammy for me! God bless!

    Wendy

  7. Hey Rich! I just happened upon your blog as I was doing some Easter planning and thought I’d say hello! Glad to see you’re staying “relevent!” 🙂 We’re now at a church in Georgetown called terranova (www.tnova.org). It’s different, but we love it!
    Please say hi to Tammy for me! God bless!

    Wendy

  8. Hey Rich! I just happened upon your blog as I was doing some Easter planning and thought I’d say hello! Glad to see you’re staying “relevent!” 🙂 We’re now at a church in Georgetown called terranova (www.tnova.org). It’s different, but we love it!
    Please say hi to Tammy for me! God bless!

    Wendy

  9. Hi Rich, my wife found your blog today because she searched “Yaks coffee in Redding” on Google Image search. The top two images were of you. Cool, eh? Anyways I am glad I got to visit with you this weekend. You have had such a great influence on me. Thanks for always believing in me. You are an awesome encourager.

  10. Hi Rich, my wife found your blog today because she searched “Yaks coffee in Redding” on Google Image search. The top two images were of you. Cool, eh? Anyways I am glad I got to visit with you this weekend. You have had such a great influence on me. Thanks for always believing in me. You are an awesome encourager.

  11. Hi Rich, my wife found your blog today because she searched “Yaks coffee in Redding” on Google Image search. The top two images were of you. Cool, eh? Anyways I am glad I got to visit with you this weekend. You have had such a great influence on me. Thanks for always believing in me. You are an awesome encourager.

  12. Hi Rich, my wife found your blog today because she searched “Yaks coffee in Redding” on Google Image search. The top two images were of you. Cool, eh? Anyways I am glad I got to visit with you this weekend. You have had such a great influence on me. Thanks for always believing in me. You are an awesome encourager.

  13. Sorry I couldn’t get down to see ya! Really wanted to. Sounds like life is good for you! Way to go bro wreckin cars, puttin heat on the new guy, and keepin someone from liven in sin…You been busy.Tom

  14. Sorry I couldn’t get down to see ya! Really wanted to. Sounds like life is good for you! Way to go bro wreckin cars, puttin heat on the new guy, and keepin someone from liven in sin…You been busy.Tom

  15. Sorry I couldn’t get down to see ya! Really wanted to. Sounds like life is good for you! Way to go bro wreckin cars, puttin heat on the new guy, and keepin someone from liven in sin…You been busy.Tom

  16. Sorry I couldn’t get down to see ya! Really wanted to. Sounds like life is good for you! Way to go bro wreckin cars, puttin heat on the new guy, and keepin someone from liven in sin…You been busy.Tom

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