Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Earthquake Retreat

The church chairman, vice-chairman and I were on retreat all day in the Youth Room of All-Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito. They were having their VBS program, so we were surrounded by the noise of squealing voices and excited kids. Our conversations were deep and rich. Close to noon, the kids came storming down the stairs outside our door, so loud that the building began to shake and sway. I looked at the other two guys and said "Those are some powerful kids!" They smiled back at me and said "No, we are in an earthquake" And from then on for 30 seconds we watched the building sway gently back and forth. The epicenter was 90 miles away from us, so our experience was minimal, but noticeable.


At 10:08 PM , Blogger Isaac Johnson said...

i called your office to see if you were okay. they said, "oh it was nothing. just an earthquake. about 5.6.. and the center was 100 some miles away". Yet, on the onset of snow they scream on all the media. how different our places are.


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