Hey, y’all!   How’s everybody doing?  Hopefully you’re enjoying your first taste of summer.  It was actually cold here yesterday – in June!  I needed a sweater, and my neighbor brought over some homemade vegetable soup.  Last week it was 93.  Grab a cuppa something hot or cold, depending on what you’re thirsty for, and find a comfy spot to relax a minute.  Small town life is just like I imagined, and yet completely different.  Going to college has been just like I imagined, and also totally Continue reading


Disappointment – His Appointment

Hi!  How’s everybody today?  Hope all y’all are doing well!  It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here, but what’s new.  Traveling is always interesting.  Things come up, things don’t go as planned, things change.  But before we launch into all this, grab a glass of something refreshing and find a comfy spot to put your feet up.   I getting ready for a trip to Italy.  So far, the preparations have been largely non-issues – as in, I don’t have a thing packed, I don’t have my boarding pass printed, I don’t have my slacks hemmed.  I think my head is still attached to the rest of my body.  I think. Continue reading

More Power!

Hello out there!   Glad you’re back.  Or if you’re new, welcome!  It’s been one of those crazy, too busy, how-in-the world-can-I-do-all-of-this kind of days.  Reminds me of the old show, “Home Improvement” where Tim was always saying “More Power!”  Today I definitely needed more power! Maybe you’re having one of those days, too.  Grab a glass of sweet tea, and find a comfy spot to relax.  On these sorts of days, where can we find more power to get it all done, Continue reading


Go ahead and pull up a chair, and your tea.  But I have to tell you that this time, I have…  nothing.

No great words of inspiration, no ‘eureka!’ discoveries, nothing profound.  Nothing.  Just a blank page in the midst of a crazy busy twenty-first century life.  I could talk about my kids, my grandson, my job, my church, my volunteer work.  But from here, there’s nothing new under the sun there, either.  Kids are living their lives, grandson is growing, job is stable, church is there, volunteer work is ordinary.  Nothing.

And yet…  Continue reading

Let There Be Light!

Hello!  Glad you’re back, or if you’re new here, welcome!  Grab a glass of iced tea or cuppa something hot, and get comfy.  I want to tell you about when God turned the lights back on.

I know, I’m mixing metaphors.  But it was pretty dark in that spiritual desert for those eight years.  When God brought me out, it was pretty dramatic. Continue reading

Backside of the Desert

Hey, y’all!  Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!  Hopefully you were able to relax and don’t need to come back to work today (Tuesday) to recover from it!  Grab your tea and get comfy and I’ll talk about something I mentioned in the last post. I called it the ‘backside of the spiritual desert’. Continue reading