Father's Day was a beautiful day. We went to church at Wesleyan Bible Church in Lakewood in the morning. We got to meet the Goings from our online Hobe Sound, FL church because they were vacationing in Colorado. It was nice to meet them in person. We feel like we know people we see all the time in online church. He sang "May those who come behind us find us faithful." It was a beautiful and meaningful Father's Day song. After church we drove until we found a place to picnic in the mountains. We found out it is easier to find picnic areas in Northern Colorado than west of Denver, but we did finally get to eat about 1:30 in Golden Gate State Park.
Since Jeffrey was in Haiti, we were a small bunch. The view was better in the direction we were facing, so we all sat on one side of the picnic table!
The kids did some exploring and took lots of pictures.
Rowen took the following picture. It was one living tree among a bunch of dead ones. It suggests the idea of standing alone--alive to God, no matter what others around us do. It is something we have discussed and modeled to our children, and we hope they will always live for God, even if they have to stand alone.
After our picnic and enjoying the mountains, we headed to Federal Heights to help with the children's service with our friends, Ben and Marlene Reynolds. Right now, we feel like that is a place we can be of service on Sunday evenings.