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Nothing like a before and after photo to fully explain my recent blogging break.  I have been on vacation, but used the time to paint and rehab my study. 

The above is a photo from 1979 of my wife and I in what was then our living room.  We even had a Maranatha dove on our wall!

Below is a picture of us in the same spot 30 years later!

My dear wife ditched the Farrah hair-do, I ditched hair altogether, and together we ditched the Maranatha dove.  Our former living room has been my study these last twenty years and had grown tired and worn--you can only vacuum and dust so many times.  Its now freshly painted, completely rehabed, and ready to go.

Yes, we still have the same lamp!  And no, I still don't have enough bookshelves.  Please don't give me that "you're getting older and better" rot.  I'm so sore from being on a ladder and from painting ceilings and woodwork for the last week, I can hardly move . . .  I'm just getting older.

By the way, I'm still on vacation and my writing sabbatical through mid-August.  I've got a number of deadlines to meet.  So, posting will still be a bit sporadic.

Reader Comments (12)

What about posting a nice big Yankees poster on the wall? :-)
June 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenise M.

Not to worry. My autographed 16 x 20 of Don Mattingly is on another wall!
June 30, 2009 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
That lamp now qualifies for historic preservation status in California!
June 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterR. Scott Clark
Pastor Kim:

You are a beautiful guy (with or without hair), on behalf of all of the Riddlebloggers, we hope that you never change!
June 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd Cadle
You both still look cool
July 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwayne pelling
Couple of great pics of a couple of great people!
July 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Davilla
When I first glanced at the old photo I was thinking a cross between Abbie Hoffman, Alan Ginsberg or the guy who starred in Welcome Back Kotter (I forget the actors name); or, maybe a Eric Clapton wannabee.

I wonder what was going on in your fathers mind when he found out that you wanted to go into the ministry? From what I know about your father he was a staunch republican who worked for the CIA. Your photo does not fit the mold. Do I perceive a bit of the rebel in you back then? Even with that Maranatha dove in the backround. I think I would become quite rebellious if I was taking in large doses of dispensational and premil. literature during that time. Eric Clapton was probably a healhy thing which may have been a factor in your theological transformation. I am speculating of course and drawing way to much from a simple photo. Because I enjoy your writings so much it is nice to get a bit of self-revelation at times. Come to think of it, that is the most refreshing thing about the confessional movement- the self always takes a back seat to our redeemer and king. I join Lloyd in his appreciation of your ministry.
July 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Y
Awww,these are great photos. Wow! Pastor Kim with beautiful black hair and full beard; nice Cat Stevens look;-) With the sweater you already looked like a professor. Micki is beautiful, as always. Congratulations on your study redo and 30 years being togther you dear, dear people!
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Vader
Your wife in the current picture has that long-suffering look. As don't all of ours...
July 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpb
In the second photo you both look kind of tired.
July 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDSY

Of course I was tired--ten days of painting, etc.!
July 6, 2009 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
Ten days of painting! How big was that study? I understand about not having enough book cases. Woth wrotong there is no end. Looking forward to the fall when you resume midweek bivle study.
July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTimimator

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