Twenty-one years ago today, my family began an adventure that has taken some of us from adolescent angst to adult joys and woes, childhood to parenthood, a house full to an empty nest, and back to fullof life once again; parenthood to grandparent land and all the joys that come with it. We became a … Continue reading Happy Famiversary
Is it really worth losing our liberties because we don't like the way someone fights for theirs? When Colin Kaepernik took a knee for the first time last year his motives were quickly put on the back burner. Rather than address the issue he was trying to bring attention to, we as a nation jumped … Continue reading A bent knee speaks
My God is an awesome God. He doesn't hand out punishment like a strict parent. He is a guiding light, not a dark presence. I know many people think the solar eclipse is some sort of warning. A sign to our country that we are sinning, and the shadows cast for a little less than … Continue reading Solar Eclipse-Shadow of Sin or Proof of God’s Glory?
For the sake of this great nation, I wanted to be wrong about my sense of dread when we elected our 45th President. For the sake of my children's future, for the sake of my grandchildren's lives in the years to come, I wanted to be wrong about fearing the strong possibility of war at … Continue reading I Want to be Wrong
"So the story of man runs in a dreary circle, because he is not yet master of the earth that holds him." Will Durant Twelve thousand years ago, tribes of nomads came here over a land mass now covered by the Bering Sea. They found a land, ripe for adventure, rich in resources; slowly they … Continue reading Open the Sunset Gates
Deear Mom Still so much possibility left. A Bristol Dahlia blooms bright and beautiful for a second year, a few short weeks before we celebrate two years with another sweet little flower sharing the same name, growing bright and beautiful under the warm light of our love. Life begun from small seeds in the cycle … Continue reading Our Little Flower
One candle can light millions.... It's time to work together as a nation, passing the light, increasing its brilliance. Come in from the shadows of bi partisanship; look up and shine your candle on our flag, look up and pray for the ideals that brought about this great nation to once again be of greater … Continue reading One Candle
Dear Mom, Laying here thinking about all the blessings bundled into one little baby, that started one day, one year ago...her first breath, as we all held our breath waiting~Her first hour bonding with Mommy and Daddy~Her first bath given lovingly by ET(Kristy), ~Her first hours spent in the loving arms of family and friends~ … Continue reading Bristol’s First Birthday
The human condition, all at once filled with hope, and helplessness, beauty and battle scars, philanthropy, and avarice, faith and apathy, love and hate...and more love. If I have learned anything from our nations latest tragedy, it is this: We are first and foremost emotional beings. Our hearts beat with a rhythm set by life, … Continue reading Once upon a time….almost a year ago
When life seems uncertain, and prayers appear unanswered, move forward in faith, shine a light over the shadow of doubt...Till the earth, plant the seeds, nourish and water your life, knowing it will go on. Once the colors of answered prayers appear, show gratitude in the way you harvest God's abundant blessings.....shine a light.