Sunday, May 24, 2009

Biola University Graduation

We had the pleasure of attending the graduation of our neice, from Biola University in La Mirada on Saturday. It is the 100th anniversary of Biola University, making it a special ceremony.

The ceremony was actually quite good, and the speaker challenged the grads on seven words: Grace, Love, some others, but the one I remember was "Failure." He reminded them that life is full of failure. He spoke of a failure in his own life that God used for good. That resonated with me, as it seems so often I live trying to avoid failure (not that that's a bad thing in and of itself) but an unhealthy preoccupation with dodging the bullets of life is to be consumed with avoiding the very things that can make our lives more meaningful, useful and purposeful. It was a great speech.

Following the graduation, we hosted family and Claire's friends at our home for a celebration. Here are some images from the day, with a lean toward the details.

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