Tonight our family spent some time with the group of friends who went with John (20) to Ethiopia earlier this month. It was glorious to see more of their photos and hear many more details of the incredibly blessed time they had traveling to that country of beautiful people.
When we arrived home, we were surprised at the clarity of the stars, as well as the three planets currently visible (Venus, Neptune and Mars). We've lived here for more than nine years, and we came to the conclusion that the night sky was the clearest we've seen in nearly a decade (another phenomenon of the unusual weather?!?).
What came to mind as we stood for several minutes lost in wonder was a favorite verse: