Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Here are a few pics from CO. The first is our great friend Marsha hamming it up with Benny. If you don't know her-Marsha is Geri's proverbial older sister-a pea in the same pod.
I am so glad to be back in the mens class on Wednesday. One of the special aspects of having a mens class is the opportunity to "open up" and communicate. Ed JR is doing a great job in this class. We are discussing the 12 apostles.
Men that have the abilities to open up impress me, and these are the very ones I want Benny to know and emulate. One guy cut from this cloth really shined tonight in class. I was moved by his words. He grew up in a home with an alcoholic father that did nothing to foster a loving relationship. In fact his fathers words were crafted to undermine his self worth as a son and as a person. His father did not approve the thought of his son wanting to go to church and have a relationship with God. Despite all this-this fathers' son has grown up to be a behind-the-scenes warrior for God. Even despite this difficult upbringing, he has an awesome wife and family. I am looking forward to getting to know J on a more personal level. If Benny grows up to have what he does-I consider his life a success.
Posted by Guatorean Daddy at 10:33 PM