In early August our six children and their five spouses and ten grandchildren will gather here in Colorado.  As our family is spreading across the globe into Africa, the Middle East and Asia such reunions become more and more difficult to arrange.  Each of our children is following Christ in such a different way, but we all love one another deeply and want to sustain our love and partnership in life and the Gospel.  Please pray that God will knit us together in love even more deeply during our precious days together.  (Colossians 2:2)
Prayer Update:  Renee and I enjoyed a wonderful marriage retreat in Telluride.  Here is a link to four photos of us enjoying that: Telluride Photos.  We spent much of our time revisiting and planning from our family vision.  We were launched into shaping and living from a family vision several years ago when we worked through The Mountaintop of Marriage by Jimmy Evans during our annual marriage retreat.  If that interests you, you can download their workbook for free at The Mountaintop of Marriage, or order the workbook on Amazon.  That has proven to be one of the best investments of time and money that we’ve ever made.