It’s been a summer on the road. Many miles, lots of smiles, plenty of memories.
In June, after I spoke at a Pastor’s Conference, Linda and I headed to Cape Cod, Massachusetts for several days with our kids and grandkids. Since our kids live at a distance, we don’t get to see them nearly as often as we’d like. So these days in Cape Cod gave us the gift of enjoying time together at the swimming pool and Cape Cod beaches. We thank God for the love God has given us for one another.
In July, we drove to the West Coast to see our mothers and siblings. Both our mom’s have weathered serious health challenges in recent months. It was very special to spend a week with my mom in Portland, Oregon and a week with Linda’s mom in Lynden, Washington. We also enjoyed reconnecting with each of our siblings.
On the drive back home, we traveled through Canada, stopping at four Canadian Bible Colleges to meet with friends who lead these important schools: Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford; Prairie College in Three HIlls, AB; Millar College of the Bible in Pambrun, SK; Briercrest College and Seminary in Caronport, SK.
Along the trip out (through the States) and the trip back (through Canada), we saw some beautiful country. We had brief stops in Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Tetons National Park, Mt Baker National Forest, Revelstoke, BC, Lake Louise and Banff, AB. We also savoured the open widness of the prairies in both Nebraska and Saskatchewan.
In August, we headed to Fair Havens Christian Camp where I preached in the daily chapel services and Linda spoke at a Ladies Garden Tea. It was a delight to see many friends from our days at the Metropolitan Bible Church.
Now we are home and gearing up for the coming school year. In the coming days I’ll resume posting some praise and prayer requests for Heritage College and Seminary. These are exciting, important days at the school. We’re grateful to be part of what God is doing.
Here is a pic of Mt Shuksan near Mt. Baker (close to where Linda grew up). This was one of the mountains that moved us to worship the Maker of the mountains.