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Celebrating 42 Years

dan&jodyIt was 42 years ago that two kids (sheesh, we were young!) got married. I often marvel at all that decision has meant over the years. Three great kids, and now five grandkids. We thank God for our life together and the work He has given us to do. And what might that be? In a brief sentence:

Encouraging the forward movement of the Kingdom through churches of the heart.

[About the photo. We tried to take a “selfie” and nearly caused a riot at the viewpoint. Thankfully, a capable young lady offered to take the photo before we gave up in despair. I still wonder who that dorky guy is with that beautiful lady.]

Good Morning, Lord!

IMG_0940 Local time: 4:45 AM.

That’s right…AM.

Ohhh dark thirty.


The birds ain’t up yet early.

Who knew 4:45 comes twice a day?

But, by golly we made it to the Grand Canyon before sunrise. Jody promised me we would.


But what a beautiful vista! I’m posting a picture, but it doesn’t do it justice. It’s one of about a bazillion she took…

A Big, Beautiful Hole in the Ground

IMG_0891Jody and I are off for a few days to the desert world of Arizona! Jody is going to be introducing the Sonship Studies to some folks from a fellowship in Tucson and our friends Dick and Connie offered to fly me down with her so we can spend our 42nd wedding anniversary at the Grand Canyon. They even loaned us their car. Wow. What a blessing!

We arrived in Tucson at about noon, Connie fed us and then sent us on our way. We were hoping to make it in time for Jody to take some pictures of the canyon at sunset. We got there too late for that (the photo was as close as we got) but we plan to be there for sunrise.