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Happy 58th birthday brother Howard

Glacier Park hikes
College buddy Howard Doran hiking to Grinnell Glacier last Summer, 2017. We almost walked into the Big Horn Sheep you see here.

 

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The only two humans at Grinnell Glacier overlook at 7:30AM, Labor Day weekend.

 

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Yeah, we thought some deep thoughts. It was impossible not to.

 

Glacier Park hikes
Hiking up to Grinnell Glacier overlook, from Granite Park Chalet, after a quick breakfast (peanut butter and jelly sandwich).

 

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On the deck of Granite Park Chalet, just outside our room…Howard makes friends easily.

 

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Granite Park Chalet. Howard center-right edge, talking with a honeymoon couple.

 

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Highline Trail from Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet is 7.5 miles…we have “Granite” in sight.

 

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About four miles into our hike, Howard is doing what Howard does – make people smile as he takes a photo of the entire hiking party.

 

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Howard reminds me of a Disney Cast Member – assertively friendly.

 

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We had barely begun our hike when we were confronted by wildlife.

 

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To say the place is beautiful is to understate the reality.

 

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Grinnell Glacier and our lunch stop for the day. More Magical moments initiated and created by Howard.

 

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Hiking Grinnell Glacier trail last year.

 

Happy 60th 58th birthday brother Howard.

This post happened because i wanted to text a (single, specific) photo to Howard yesterday for his birthday (i don’t like to use Facebook for birthday wishes).

Looking for that specific photo, i got caught up in many other nice photos of Howard in action.

Long story longer, i posted 15 photos on the Facebook feed and tagged Howard creating a much different message than the typical Facebook-provided-happy-birthday-wish (so uninspiring, to me).

From that, i decided to use 13 of them here today.

True story.

 

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Rejoice

You should know this by now

Disney Customer Service Speaker
What a wonderful sentiment.

 

You should know this by now – you are one of the most important people in my life.

 

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Blessed Beyond Measure?

Why not me?

Disney World Guests
jeff, Teresa, “Mom”, Brian

 

Brian, a former Marine, and his wife Teresa have four grown children. They are visiting Family near Walt Disney World. We’ve known each other for 25 years. It was the first time meeting Brian’s step Mom.

During our leisurely lunch at Columbia Harbour House, we talked freely and abundantly about God and our infinite blessings.

Brian’s Mom shared how her husband died of cancer, and this led to a story about her overhearing a recently diagnosed cancer patient frustratedly asking aloud, “Why is God doing this to me?”

Just then, another woman (without cancer but who knew it well) said, “Why not me? Who am I that I should be spared from cancer?”

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Our Choices Make Us

What if we were convicted?

Family Christmas reunion

 

(photo: Childhood friends for 70 years, since first grade.)

Whether it’s December 29 or April 8, may you have a few convictions that you would die for.

Profoundly simple. Simply profound.

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Our Choices Make Us The Other Side

He Prayed For Me On The iPhone

iPhone And Very Thick Book
iPhone And Very Thick Book

Ever have something nice, and completely unexpected happen?

Late yesterday, while I was still in the office (yes, on a Saturday), my iPhone rang. It was Keith.

Keith and I rode the same school bus for 12 years. I was best man in his wedding, which was like two days after we graduated from the Spring Grove Area High School, in 1977.

Keith lives in Hawaii now, but while he was back home last week in our small town, he said he heard from others about my Faith.

Keith, me and Jesus.

An unlikely trio.

Not any more.

(This may take a few days to explain)