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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. ...

Deep In Blacktail Canyon

One of the places we often explore on our Grand Canyon river trips is a little side canyon found at river mile 120 called Blacktail Canyon.  Blacktail is a very narrow slot canyon carved predominantly into the golden-brown latticed ledges of the Tapeats Sandstone.  For...

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...

Mighty in the Mundane

We serve a truly mighty God.  A God who is mighty in both the large and the little.  A God who is mighty in the majestic, and the seemingly mundane.  I was reminded of this on a recent rim tour.  One of my favorite Grand Canyon rim tours to conduct are our...

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...

Summer Monsoons at the Grand Canyon

We’ve just entered into my favorite time of the year around here…summer monsoons at the Grand Canyon! After experiencing one of the driest and warmest winters on record for the past 120 years here in Northern Arizona, the monsoon season’s arrival is a welcome...
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:...
John Hance on Rocking Chair at Bright Angel Lodge

Finding Jewels in Junk – Captain John Hance

Grand Canyon’s First Official Tour Guide, Captain John Hance Some of my favorite times at the canyon, whether guiding a rim tour or on a river trip, are when learning and sharing what we call “people stories” about the adventurous men and women who have come before us to this...
Nate Loper Grand Canyon

Sharing the Wonders of God with a Local Grand Canyon Tour Company

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to give a presentation on the Biblical Creation perspective we teach each day here at the Grand Canyon, the same sort of teaching you’ll hear on any of our rim tours or river trips.  The only difference was this was not to our guests on...