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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...
Grand Canyon Nations to Christ

With One Voice

Romans 15:5-6 “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” God has faithfully directed our path to be a...

It’s True

Typically the most common word expressed at the rim of Grand Canyon is, “Wow!”  However, the past few weeks, 2 words have been spoken over and over again. They were spoken with an expression of confidence, peace, and great satisfaction.  These words were, “It’s true!”...
Events of Life

The Church: Not Perfect, but Still His Bride

Each river trip ends with the opportunity for everyone to share a highlight of the trip and what they are taking home with them.  We often joke that the highlight cannot include the newly sun-bleached strands of hair, and what they are taking home must be something other...

The Not-So-Ordinary Events of Life

I just finished a 9-day journey through the first 187 miles of Grand Canyon.  A magnificent group of people assembled at Lee’s Ferry, clamored aboard two rafts, and set off on an adventure of a lifetime.  We found ourselves at science camp on the third night.  This...

Wintertime Wonderland

2016 brought more than 6 million people to the Grand Canyon.  The vast majority of excited Grand Canyon visitors experienced the canyon during the summer months.  Certainly, Grand Canyon is a magnificent travel destination during that time.  However, have you...

The Need for a New Beginning

This world is not my home I’m just a-passing through My treasures are laid up Somewhere beyond the blue. The angels beckon me From heaven’s open door And I can’t feel at home In this world anymore.   Albert E. Brumley penned this beautiful hymn in 1965.  He recognized...