A quick update on Eric . . . Eric had a great winter attending a few Blazer games with his good friend Paul. They attended their last two games this past month and were sad to see the season end! Eric even has Marshall liking the Blazers almost as much as he likes the Ducks now.
Eric also spent five days in Louisville, Kentucky with his friend Justin Merth (take a look at the Merth Family blog from the link on our page or go to www.themerths.com-their three little girls are TOO beautiful!! We met their family when Jocelyn & Meredith were in a class together at Willamette Law, and we all attended Bible Study Fellowship together in Portland.) Eric and Justin attended the Together For the Gospel conference with over 5,000 other men. Check it out at www.t4g.org. They had a fantastic time at the conference and were blessed by messages from some of our favorite pastors from various churches around the country. If you are interested, there are links to the sermons on the website and you can hear the same messages that Eric and Justin enjoyed at the conference. In particular, Eric reccommends the message given by R.C. Sproul entitled "The Curse Motif of the Atonement." The trip was fairly uneventful except for the trip home. Eric and Justin arrived at the Louisville airport, checked their bags, felt the earthquake that hit Chicago on Friday, and headed toward security. Then they found out that their flight was delayed by FIVE hours. So, American paid for their 90 mile taxi ride to Cincinnati, Ohio and put them on a nonstop flight home to Portland. And, all before 6:00am. Phew! What a trip!