Howdy, Pardner!

Michelle and I – along with some good friends – went on a long hike into the Sandia mountains yesterday: 2.5 miles in and 1700ft up. It took us about 3 hours round-trip, and we are pretty wiped-out today. However, the entire hike was worth it because we met this cactus cowboy at about 7300ft elevation. He was just standing by the trail in full-kick stance. Funny the things you see while exploring the mountains…

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The Wisdom of a Sage

I love John Piper, and I love this video.  In March, Piper retired from the pastorate of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN after 33 years of service.  He then sat down with Collin Hansen of The Gospel Coalition to talk about his hopes for the future, including some reflections on his past 33 years as a pastor and how that has shaped him for what’s next.  This is rich, rich stuff!