Man, the world is just hard. My friend, Kelly, and I were recently having a deep theological talk and that was pretty much the conclusion we came to. In a broken world with the devil speaking lies and society so lost, things are just flat out hard. And, unfortunately, we make it harder on … Continue reading Love Your Neighbor. Period.
This summer, I was a bridesmad for what I assume will be the final time since, you know, I am old and all. I thought it might be fun to look back on my dress collection. Sadly, I have no photo of my first experience, when I stood up and signed as “best man” at … Continue reading Bridesmaid Dress History
Well, somehow I blinked and we are halfway through 2017. I remember when I was a kid always hearing adults say how quickly time goes, but man alive….they were right! Here’s where we are on the 10 in ’17 list of goals I posted at the beginning of the year. 1. Run a race. This … Continue reading 10 in ’17 Report
A refrigerator. Mattresses. 5 sheep. A washing machine. A television. Heat. Pillows. An oven. Medical care. Clothing. Formula. Removal of an infected tooth for little Bailsan. Blankets. Shoes. Toys. Food. Cell phones. These are the items we have been able to purchase for Metheb, Amina, and their family. I will never forget standing in my … Continue reading The Gift of Hope
This past weekend, I got the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference honors banquet, which was being held in my hometown. I thought I would share my speech. 15 years ago, I was in your shoes. Preparing to graduate from my small town high school and ready to take … Continue reading It Was Never About The Ball (aka What I Wish I Had Known at 18)
Mr. Stevens, I was greatly disappointed to read your editorial addressing “the James neighbors” and suggesting they “mind their own business” with regard to the proposed borehole project. Not only was the content frustrating, but the tone was rude and unprofessional. I would expect more from an editor of multiple newspapers. First, I think it … Continue reading Minding Our Business
This week was crap. I was just over it by the time Friday rolled around. Stress and exhaustion and ridiculous issues and bickering and travel…it was just crap. So when I crawled into the cab at the airport in San Antonio, I just wanted to get to my hotel, have a drink and some guacamole … Continue reading People in Our Path