Explore and Experience

Dear friends,

Next week we are taking our boys out West for the first time. We are Midwesterners, living our whole lives in Michigan and Wisconsin. To date, Boyne Mountain in Northern Michigan is the biggest mountain my boys have ever seen. We will be going to Estes Park, Colorado for 8 days.

We will take a Jeep tour where we will have to wear our winter coats for the peaks. We have a guide who, like our own Jon Cline, will help our kids climb rocks. Whitewater rafting and horseback riding are on the agenda (out of respect for the horse I will not be doing the horseback riding!). One of the best parts of the week is that grandpa is coming along to share in the adventure.

We want our boys to see a little more of the world. We want to experience new things. We hope they find themselves standing at the top of one of those mountains looking out at the world around them in awe and wonder. We want to give them memories.

What are you planning to do to give yourself a new perspective on the world?

What will you expose you and yours to that you have never seen or done before?

It doesn’t need to be a road trip. It doesn’t need to be expensive or fancy. It just needs to stretch you and give you an opportunity to stand in awe and wonder at the world.

Read a book on a topic or subject you have never read before.

Watch a good documentary.

When is the last time you went to Detroit Institute of Art? The symphony? Baker’s Keyboard Lounge?

Plan something that will make you look at the world in a new way—something that will expand your horizons—something that will remind you that God is bigger than you could ever have imagined.

Looking forward to telling you about life from atop the mountain.

Grace and Peace,

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