Telluride, Colorado is one of the prettiest places I’ve ever
been. It has a plethora of what I call “Grinch-mountains”…those kind that look
like the Grinch might live there. They also remind me of the old Paramount
Pictures logo. AWESOME!!! We’ve met Emily’s whole side of the family in
Telluride for a belated holiday bonding time, and it’s been great. The drive
here was awesome as well…from San Diego, to Vegas, through Utah, and Western
Colorado…beautiful. The family time has been great. We obviously don’t have the
opportunity to spend time with Emily’s family now that we’ve moved out of the
Metroplex. So, the time with them has been priceless.

It has also given me a chance to ski…which I’ve only done
about 4 times but love to do. At times, I resemble a giraffe on roller skates out
there on the slopes. Other times, I’m not too bad. 
can ski the blue runs pretty well. Black Diamonds are over my head at this
I like things that have a
bit of danger and and/or speed to them. It’s more true to say that I like
outdoor sports that have some atmosphere to them—golf, hiking, skiing,
surfing, baseball, etc. Skiing from 13,000+ feet down is something else.
Family, fun…good times.

We return in a couple of days, and then it’s time to begin a
new year. Honestly, 2008 wasn’t my favorite year—though God’s blessings were
evident throughout. But, 2009 is putting out a good vibe to me. So, to all,
happy new year and a belated Merry Christmas. I’ll be back online officially on
Monday. Peace.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. We miss you guys too…a lot! The Steamboat trip has actually come up more than once :). Em actually did ski…both days, and the second day without a brace. She even did some blue runs without a brace. I guess after giving birth twice and being married to me for 8 years, her pain threshold is without limit.

  2. The picture is beautiful! What a great place to get away with family. I hope you can ski better than you can aim Starburst!! LOL
    Seriously, we really miss you guys! Many blessings to you in the new year!

  3. I hope your wife hasn’t shown you up too much on the slopes — even with a bum MCL/ACL. I have thought about your sweet family this week and hope that you are having a blast skiing. We MISS you and love you!!!