Grandma and Grandpa Larkin Visit

On Wednesday my Grandma and Grandpa Larkin drove out from Phoenix – where they have been spending the holidays with my Aunt Cindy – to visit us. On Thursday we packed a lunch and enjoyed a beautiful day in Joshua Tree National Park. When we got back to the valley we experienced another stunning sunset. It was great seeing Grandma and Grandpa! Over breakfast this morning I shared with our daughters what a rarity it is to have not only their grandparents, but all of their great-grandparents alive and well, and the privilege and opportunity to spend time with them. Memories to make and moments to be treasured.

Eyes of the Ship

Every year I read a lot of books. Among the books I select I try to always have a few that deal with marriage and family. Last week I read the little book Eyes of the Ship by Jim Moore. In the book Moore uses the story of the Titanic as a metaphor to talk about fatherhood. While there was nothing necessarily profound for me personally, I found the questions at the end of each chapter helpful. The book was good in that it simply caused me to reflect on how I am doing as a father, reminded me of the high calling of raising my daughters, and challenged me to be the best dad I can be for them. And that, of course, is the point.

Check Out New Website!

Hey Everyone! Check out our church’s new website www.go2southwest.com! Would you be so kind as to pay a quick visit? I would love your feedback on the site to pass along to our designers. 
How does it look? 
Is it easy to use? 
How could it be improved? 
What’s missing? 
Were you able to find what you were looking for? 
What was your favorite thing about the site?