I woke up this morning in beautiful Malibu, CA. The only problem was aI woke up at 4am to the cries of my 11-week old daughter and the the snores of my 3 year-old daughter. Nevertheless, 2 hours later when I arose for good, it was to brisk, clean air and sights of the moutains rising over the Pacific ocean. Each year I come to the Pepperdine Bible Lectures, I ask myself how any students or facutly ever get anything done. I went to Abilene Christian, in the dust bowl of Abilene, TX and barely got anything done while there, so Malibu would have been a diaster for me. This is truly one of God’s more beautiful places on earth.