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Happy Birthday to Andy!

Andy and hiking buddy, Taylor, celebrating on top of Pikes Peak with Sponge Bob party hats, Little Debbie cakes, candles that wouldn't light due to lack of oxygen and strong winds, and freeze dried Neopolitan ice cream

Andy and hiking buddy, Taylor, celebrating Andy's 15th birthday on top of Pikes Peak at sunrise with Sponge Bob party hats, Little Debbie cakes, candles that wouldn't light due to lack of oxygen and strong winds, and freeze dried Neopolitan ice cream

“A joyful heart makes a cheerful face…” Proverbs 15:13

Pikes Peak, August 2009.  The start of an all-night hike.

L-R: Taylor (16), my husband, Dave (47), and our son, Andy (15)

So, the boys made it to the top of Pikes Peak in the dark!  Here’s them starting out so seriously. 

 The lack of oxygen must have gotten to them by the time they reached 14,110 ft., as clearly evidenced in the Sponge Bob Party hats picture!

Well, in honor of our son Andy’s 15th birthday, here’s a selection of verses from Proverbs 15~~

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (:1)

“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” (:3)

“The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” (:4)

“The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.” (:7)

“A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.” (:12)