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Finding Yourself in a Ditch

August 14th, 2018 by admin

Years ago on vacation in Whistler, Canada we went on a 4 wheeler tour of the mountains. We wore helmets and goggles because the mountains were very dry that year. Upon our return to the Basecamp our guide told us if we wanted to go fast follow him because the road was straight for the [Read More]

You Don’t Climb a Mountain Alone

August 6th, 2017 by admin

I’m a wannabe mountain climber.  Ok, maybe I’m getting a little too old now but I always wanted to climb a decent mountain. My son has climbed and I mean with ropes and all.  He sends me pictures when it’s over. Probably best since some points actually look terrifying. So I’ve just had to read [Read More]

The Broken Road

August 3rd, 2017 by admin

When you grow up in the Panhandle of Texas you don’t have much opportunity to see the power of water when creeks and rivers flood. I had lived in San Antonio only a few months when we had a terrible rain storm that lasted more than a day. At least 12” of rain had fallen. [Read More]

Dear church, Of all the many words and emotions that come to me there is one that sticks out when I think about this church. Gratitude!  Church family, I thank you. Without the love and support that was given to me, I don’t know where I would be today. I was trapped, stuck in a [Read More]


July 27th, 2016 by admin

My body hates sugar. Note that I didn’t say “I hate sugar” only that my body hates it. In fact, I sometimes crave sugar and sweets. But when physical ailments began to have their say, I realized it was time to give it up. I started on a popular anti-inflammatory diet and within days my [Read More]


July 31st, 2014 by admin

So trouble comes in 3’s. Or does it?  That old adage doesn’t really    hold water, because a season of trial can come in 2’s, 3’s and 5’s…no particular  count.  My own season of misery actually contained 5 major events  (significant disclosure from my spouse and eventual divorce, 2 deaths of  family members, messy estate [Read More]

Rusty Wire and Bubble Gum

August 25th, 2013 by admin

I think I like the old gate because it reminds me of some seasons of my life. Times when I had a job to do but I felt propped up, held together by rusty wire, not sure I was even properly hinged.