Cover of our photo book commemorating our epic summer vacation.

Cover of the photo book commemorating our epic summer vacation, viewable online.

The summer of 2015 presented us with a unique experience. We took a two-week vacation to Banff, Canada, and combined it with visits to Rick’s dad and mom.

We are STILL talking about it and are amazed at all the blessings we received. Rick created a photo book of memory highlights, which you are able to read online (if you would like) so we won’t include all the details here. You may also view an album of some of the photos.

Suffice it to say we had a blast, and hope to return someday, and to share it with our girls if possible.

The Arrogance of Faith?

Walk with me as I think “out loud” about this vast question.*

*This post is being written over the course of several days weeks months as my thoughts congeal. It is being liberally edited and rewritten as new thoughts, ideas, verses, reactions, and experiences come into my life. It may end up being a ramble, or too long for anybody to read or care about. I’m primarily doing it for my benefit as I work out a biblical understanding of what I have been seeing and experiencing lately. Thanks for bearing with me…

It takes a certain amount of arrogance to suggest that faith in Jesus is all you need. Who am I (or anyone else) to assert that I (or they) know enough to tell anyone else what to do with their lives?

After all, I have limited experience with life, and I certainly have enough struggles of my own, in spite of my professed faith and my supposed dependence on God. Shouldn’t my life be perfectly together if God is all He’s cracked up to be? Continue reading