This is the week of promise. This is when we make the decision either to get on board with preparing our hearts, or simply climbing aboard the seasonal crazy-train and missing it altogether.
So here are a handful of the best photos. Enjoy the balance of your family weekend, share all the love that you can, and watch both love and gratitude multiply.
I watched the sun slowly slip over the horizon, and I thought about how beautiful life is, and how important it is to grab hold of these moments when they come along, and how blessed I am to be able to simply rest in the goodness, and to be thankful.
What a beautiful day this is, and what an amazing opportunity is ours to be like the children and embrace learning, and growth, and experiences that stretch us in creative ways.
This is what living in community is supposed to be. The simple celebration of life together. Enjoying what we have in common.
Reformation change is never in opposition to God's fundamental purposes but to infuse new life, to de-institutionalize faith, to bring our witness up-to-date, to recalibrate our journey.
It's like God has taken Beks and David, kissed them with joy, and poured liquid light into them. The light emanates from every pour as they run and play with such natural ebullience.
But that energy? If I could possibly borrow even a fraction of their sense of dauntless enthusiasm. Look out, world...
I'm not saying I believe the future is necessarily going to be any kind of easy. But I do believe in the one who holds the future, and I believe that my grandson David's generation have so much enthusiasm, and brilliance, and love to give.