Joshua Graduates

And we might say Sheila graduated as well, now that she has no more home school students. Josh is pursuing further education at Mesa Community College for the time being.

Here is an animated slideshow I put together commemorating his first 17 years.

Convicting Thought for the Day

“If we don’t think about God, pray to God, listen for God’s voice, and consciously serve God, by definition we live an ungodly life. We usually think of “ungodly” as being against God, but ungodly can also be a life that simply ignores God or – out of busyness, indifference, religiosity, or apathy – simply doesn’t tap into God. In this sense, it is possible to give an ungodly sermon that may be theologically accurate. It is possible to lead ungodly family devotions that nevertheless focus on spiritual truth. Christianity doesn’t address only the ends; it has a lively interest in the means. That’s why every healthy, growing believer should experience God every day – his presence, his power, his wisdom.” [Holy Available by Gary Thomas]

Havasupai Falls Camping Trip

Last week Joshua (14) and I joined about 25 other friends in hiking down to the Havasupai Falls in the Grand Canyon. We spent 3 nights down there enjoying the isolated, distinctive beauty of this area. All of us had such a good time we are hoping to do more of the same in the future.