Compassion Experience

I just returned from a great conference in Colorado Springs — Compassion Experience.  By all means, go to one of these if you get the chance.

We had great speakers, music and fellowship.

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Here I am with the CEO and President of Compassion Internatioanl — Jimmy Mellado.

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He lived in seven different countries growing up, competed in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, and was president of the Willow Creek Association for many years.  What a fascinating man, completely devoted to helping children in need around the world!  I have heard him speak several times now, and he never fails to inspire me with his love of God, family and ministry.



I spent a day with Jeremy in Denver recently.  We attended worship services at this church in the morning and a concert there in the afternoon.  This is the oldest church in the city — Trinity United Methodist – established in 1859.  It’s a beautiful church inside and out.  I love the stained glass windows, which are brown and amber in color, and it has beautiful woodwork throughout.  Perhaps you can see some of the interior at the website link above.

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It was also good to see the Colorado state capitol, which has been covered with scaffolding for over a year.  It’s finally finished!

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One of the unique facts about the capitol is that the steps outside have a mark at the mile-high mark.  Or rather, I should say they have three sites that mark where the altitude is one mile above sea level.  That’s because the engineers keep re-adjusting the mark as technology changes.

It was great spending some time with Jeremy, even if only for a few hours. We were so glad to have a beautiful day to wander around downtown together!

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Chris and I went in the mountains to check out the lupine recently, and we were not disappointed.  It was perfect timing.

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We took a lot of photos and these are some of the best ones on my camera, but I’m sure Chris has some better ones.

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Those are the Big Horn Mountains in the background.

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The main reason to come to the Big Horn Mountain Festival this weekend is just for the fun!  There is so much to do — listen to bands, attend workshops, buy merchandise, eat the great festival food, camp, hang out with friends, jam, dance, sing, play.  Hope to see you there!

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The Big Horn Mountain Festival is this weekend and I know you will enjoy the music.  Take a look at the lineup here.  Paul really chooses the groups well, often just before they become well-known all across the country.  We also have some local favorites that are just fantastic.  Here are some great moments from last year’s festival.


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This week’s posts are dedicated to the Big Horn Mountain Festival coming up this weekend. You don’t want to miss all this fun, so plan to come out to the fairgrounds. Details about the weekend can be seen here.  We have another great line-up of music coming again, which may make you want to get up and dance!

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