Tree Hugging….It Ain’t So Bad

Did everyone see the president the other night as he tried to look like the “mature” adult in a three ring circus of selfish children?  The thought that politicians in Washington could find a middle ground is becoming less and less likely.  The Supreme Court should mandate that the entire governmental system  take the Dave…

Wanderlust With a Purpose

“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God” — William Carey My 20 year old daughter is in Wyoming’s Wind River Range on a 40 day backpacking trip with Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries.  There’s no phone service and sending or receiving letters is sporadic.   Carrying a 50 pound backpack on a 120 mile…

The Front Porch Swing

I’ve been thinking about my grandparents lately.  Something about summertime stirs up memories of family reunions,   the shade of a huge oak tree and the sound of an old country house at night.  One of Mamaw and Papaw’s favorite places was  the swing on their front porch.  It seems like every time we drove…

On A Serious Note

My little town is walking through a horrible tragedy.  Actually, tragedy may not be the right word because it implies that the event was accidental.  This event was horrific and intentional.  The brutal abuse and  murder of a 2 year old boy.  It really didn’t seem like it could be true,  but as I  looked…

Sound of Silence

My iPod died  the other day.  I was walking out the door for a run only to discover that I couldn’t turn it on.  The frustration spread from my toes to my head in a matter of seconds because I needed to get out of the house.  July and August in Texas can be described…

The Music These Kids Listen To

I  love music.  Pretty much all music. Well… not so much heavy metal, but don’t hold that against me.  Occasionally I’ll torture my girls by making them listen to classic rock or songs from the 70’s but  I  think they like it more than they let on.  Sometimes I torture my husband with Neil Diamond….