To my WordPress family: we celebrate Christmas in the Garcia home. Whatever expression of faith you hold dear, may you and those you love and care for know grace and peace.
And just like that…winter arrives. November has been an unusually warm month here in the mid-west, but winter made a beautiful, grand entrance today. This is the church where I serve as a pastor.
An interestingly twisted tree at Starved Rock State Park. Or…a fossilized xenomorph.
Taken at Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby Illinois. The overwhelming geographical feature of the midwest plains is: flat! So, I never get tired of hiking the caverns, paths, and waterfalls of Starved Rock. Hope you can see it some day!
This was taken during our annual staff advance at Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin. We had a great two days of training, planning, and dreaming. I work with a fantastic team of friends who are also my colleagues. Late October in Wisconsin can be cold, rainy, and harsh, but this day was an absolute gift!