Happiness is a Good Book

Ah a good desert book...

Ah a good desert book…

    Well we were not in Lake Havasu for more than a day when Grandma loaded up the two big kids and took them to someplace they find better than Disney World…a Library.  Out they went, and back they came with one and three books respectfully.  When not engaged with board games and outdoor fun their noses are buried deep in their books.  

    Simple things we need to remember are all part of Capturing His Glory in our daily lives.  I’m glad I get to see it!



A Morning Swim

A swim before the morning sun burns too hot!

A swim before the morning sun burns too hot!

    Funny things happen in the desert.  Even though it will get to 95F before 9AM and a swim feels good, getting out will still send chills down your spine.  Kevin is adjusting to this reality like a champ.  He loves his morning swim, and now knows how to dry off in a flash.



The First Cookie

    I bet you don’t remember your first cookie…it must be a magical moment though.  Normally Momma does not let the kiddos get a cookie or serious sweet until they have their first birthday…but there is something to be said about being child number five!  Momma gives in to the magic of the moment a little more than with the first four!

   Oh he loved it!  What a joy to see!  Uncle Micheal thought he’d have these all to himself….not anymore!

Believe in the Unicorn

Yes there are unicorns...we must believe!

Yes there are unicorns…we must believe!

         With the news from Dallas and Tennessee today, one could rightly believe the world is up in flames.  The world is changing and there would appear to be no hope….but this is what Uncle Screwtape would have us all believe.  There is hope…more hope than we can imagine if we still believe unicorns can walk amongst us!

    I am being  a bit silly, but it is true.  Amongst all the terrors of the world, we have plenty of signs of natural law bringing joy and hope to people.  How can I say this?  Do you love your child?  Do you sacrifice your personal conveniences to help your spouse when they have a bad day?  Do you pray and give alms to the poor in some way?  Does any one of these items fail to let grace and mercy through you to others?  

   Amongst pain we see now, and know that is coming, we can still bring Christ’s gospel through us in word and deed to the world.  It is this grace, flowing through us to others, which will provide the world the renewed church.  One which will conquer the evil at some point, and let God’s plan unfold in ways new and unexpected to us mere mortal men.

   Oh..and the Unicorn water cannon my daughter has in her hand packs a heavy stream pounding. It made me believe in its power a few times in our water wars last night!