“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” ― Eph 4:15 “Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.” ― Warren W. Wiersbe An excellent reminder today at Calvary Community Church about why Christianity has lost so much influence in decades recent, and illustrated perfectly this week by the spectrum of reactions to the SCOTUS ruling.

So this is cruising past my window at work right now. Some of the small [*ahem* gasoline-powered] boats surrounding it are protestors. Seattle’s mayor said they couldn’t dock here without different permits. Shell said, “our current permits are sufficient.” Boom.

Went for an evening family walk around a lake 3 minutes from our house. We were lucky to see an osprey atop a dead tree eating his dinner. We were even luckier to see a bald eagle soar in from out of nowhere and chase the osprey around the lake a few times before landing in a tree! We live in a beautiful, beautiful place.