It was graduation Sunday yesterday. We started in church (First Westminster) and saw lots of good friends. We reminisced on what it was like when Katie arrived in Texas nearly 8 years ago, and how she’s grown and matured over the years. I shared a tear as Ann gave Katie a picture of her that was taken when Ann was her covenant partner during Katie’s confirmation. Wow!
Then, in the afternoon, we went to Baccalaureate (see the article in the Baytown Sun). A few weeks ago I had lunch with Chris Seay and some other “emergent” thinkers. At that lunch Chris told us about the goings on at Emergent (heâ€™s on the board of directors), and, as a side, he mentioned that he was asked to be the Baccalaureate speaker in Baytown this year, and I was thrilled. I like Chris. I know he has a heart for God and a profound understanding of our culture. He knows whatâ€™s most important is using our hearts and minds in the pursuit of Christâ€™s truth in our lives. He is not afraid of taking risks and standing up for what he believes in. Thatâ€™s the message and model I most hope my daughter will emulate as she grows into her vocation â€¦ whatever it is that God has waiting for her. Oh, and I only cried a little … It was a good day.