Dave Lomas @dave_lomas

http://realitysf.com/blog/sabbatical-letter/

Pastor of Reality San Francisco. This is the only camera I own.

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I’m so proud of this woman. I’ve seen her go through a lot the last 18 months and then to lose her father just last week...enough to devastate someone. But I’ve seen her go deeper in her recovery, her ability to give love and receive love, and her life with God. There just aren’t enough words to describe how much I admire her. She printed out a bunch of her favorite photos of her dad for people to take from his memorial today. And she gave a speech about him that pains me he wasn’t with us to hear. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us.
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I’m so proud of this woman. I’ve seen her go through a lot the last 18 months and then to lose her father just last week...enough to devastate someone. But I’ve seen her go deeper in her recovery, her ability to give love and receive love, and her life with God. There just aren’t enough words to describe how much I admire her. She printed out a bunch of her favorite photos of her dad for people to take from his memorial today. And she gave a speech about him that pains me he wasn’t with us to hear. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us.

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Been meditating on this the last couple weeks
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Been meditating on this the last couple weeks

Fifteen years married. We were kids when we met but in many ways have the same fun. Last night after dinner we wrestled in the dining room because I beat Ash in a dice game and I gloated a little too much, then we cuddled watching a show which turned into a tickle fight which turned into a truce not to tickle anymore, which left us to make each other laugh the old fashion way, by telling jokes and making fun of the people on TV. Our marriage hasn’t been easy but sometimes when you feel like life a burying you, it’s really just planting you. That’s what this last season has been like with Ash. Us being planted so new life can come from it. (📷: engagement photo)
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Fifteen years married. We were kids when we met but in many ways have the same fun. Last night after dinner we wrestled in the dining room because I beat Ash in a dice game and I gloated a little too much, then we cuddled watching a show which turned into a tickle fight which turned into a truce not to tickle anymore, which left us to make each other laugh the old fashion way, by telling jokes and making fun of the people on TV. Our marriage hasn’t been easy but sometimes when you feel like life a burying you, it’s really just planting you. That’s what this last season has been like with Ash. Us being planted so new life can come from it. (📷: engagement photo)

We’re so proud of @ryan_rizz_hillner Today was the day, the first Sunday gathering @realityhonolulu and it was so good (can check out instastory for more). God was here, people were stoked, the gospel was preached ✅
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We’re so proud of @ryan_rizz_hillner Today was the day, the first Sunday gathering @realityhonolulu and it was so good (can check out instastory for more). God was here, people were stoked, the gospel was preached ✅

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Is flash back Friday still a thing? I don’t know if it is but this is too good not to post. My sis sent me this: my high school grad photo, my younger sister grad photo and my youngest sis grad photo!
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Is flash back Friday still a thing? I don’t know if it is but this is too good not to post. My sis sent me this: my high school grad photo, my younger sister grad photo and my youngest sis grad photo!

Early bday present. Custom golf wedge with "LOMIE" stamped on it. (oh yea @royalflax this is what you got me for my bday😬😭) Anyone want to golf?? #wedgeworks #titleist #vokey
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Early bday present. Custom golf wedge with "LOMIE" stamped on it. (oh yea @royalflax this is what you got me for my bday😬😭) Anyone want to golf?? #wedgeworks #titleist #vokey

This city is magic tonight
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This city is magic tonight

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The sky is on fire. Global warming is bad but it somehow looks good on SF.
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The sky is on fire. Global warming is bad but it somehow looks good on SF.

Santa Barbara (month three)
I can’t summarize our Sabbatical in an Instrgram post. I don’t really think that’s what social media is for anyway, but we are grateful to feel like we have our souls back. It has been restful and restorative to the deepest part of us. The quote that has guided our Sabbatical and our re-entry is by Dallas Willard: “You must arrange your life so that you experience deep confidence, joy and contentment in your everyday life with God.” May it be.
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Santa Barbara (month three) I can’t summarize our Sabbatical in an Instrgram post. I don’t really think that’s what social media is for anyway, but we are grateful to feel like we have our souls back. It has been restful and restorative to the deepest part of us. The quote that has guided our Sabbatical and our re-entry is by Dallas Willard: “You must arrange your life so that you experience deep confidence, joy and contentment in your everyday life with God.” May it be.

Honolulu (month two) got to be part of the Reality Honolulu prayer tour (the church launches in a month!)
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Honolulu (month two) got to be part of the Reality Honolulu prayer tour (the church launches in a month!)

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Kauai (month two) where I grew a mustache because it's not Sabbatical unless you do what you want
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Kauai (month two) where I grew a mustache because it's not Sabbatical unless you do what you want

Paris (month two) our second time here and this time we hit all the museums and sights (& Ash isn't flexing, she's really that strong 💪🏽)
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Paris (month two) our second time here and this time we hit all the museums and sights (& Ash isn't flexing, she's really that strong 💪🏽)

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