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SHARE IT! : Get Ready

With great excitement, we announce the launch of the first phase of the SHARE IT program.  SHARE IT stands for, Speak – Help – Awaken – Restore – Equip. Phase 1 is a call to “Get Ready.”  Let’s look at what God’s word has to say about being ready.   “but...
Jon in Sedona on Lizard Head

Integrity and Skill

We recently took our guide team on a hike in Sedona. It was a remarkable day of adventure, strengthened relationships, and learning. The Canyon Ministries team loves these times together. We serve and grow as a family. We are dedicated to each other, our mission, and – most...
Jon Albert Sitting on Grand Canyon Rim

Why Do We Wear Gold Shirts?

For five years we have been doing tours at the south rim of the Grand Canyon.  Park employees as well as the other tour companies notice our presence.  We are excited to know the manner in which we conduct ourselves and the way we treat our guests is standing out. ...

Ellsworth and Emery Kolb Book

In 1911, Ellsworth and Emery Kolb embarked on a wild adventure retracing the route Major John Wesley Powell took in 1869. What the Kolb brothers called, “The Big Trip” began on the Green River in Wyoming. They spent 101 days traveling the canyons of Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and...

Generations

I spent four wonderful days in July at the 2018 International Conference on Creationism.  This was a tremendous gathering of scientists, educators, and people passionate about creation science.  More importantly, it was a gathering of people passionate about God’s Word,...

Standing on the Gospel

Kathleen and I recently attended the “Equipping Families to Stand” conference hosted by Answers in Genesis (AiG). It is always delightful to spend time with our friends at AiG. In addition to our conference responsibilities, we had time to visit the Creation Museum and the Ark...
Love Wins The Day

Love Wins The Day

When our feelings have been hurt: LOVE wins the day. When impatience corrodes our heart: LOVE wins the day. When anger burns in our gut: LOVE wins the day. When pride urges us to fight and be right: LOVE wins the day. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:...

Into the Wilderness

For 26 years God has given me the gift of taking people into the wilderness to deepen their relationship with Him.  The wilderness is a powerful place of distraction-free reprieve and preparation.  I have been doing this since 1992, but God has been calling people to...

Communicate to Connect

Kathleen and I appreciated the joy of God’s people while in Southern California. We had the privilege of speaking to six groups of people over the course of four days during the week of January 15th. We shared in a variety of settings with people ranging from kindergarten to...

Here Is Where We Are

“Here” is the only place we will ever be.  “There” is always one step ahead of us.  Therefore, if we are unable to live joyfully “here” then joy will elude us.  God calls us to embrace the people and opportunities directly before us.  In James 4 we are warned...