Another kind of Beast

It started innocuously enough in October 2015. After a weekend of yard-work, Becky woke up and noticed that she was unable to bend her pinky. She visited a doctor who thought the problem might be related to a herniated disc. Before agreeing to surgery, Becky sought a second opinion and horrifyingly learned that she had…

Human ♥ Kind

When we were visiting our son who is stationed near Pensacola, we drove alongside a pickup truck—a common vehicle on the roads. What shocked us was the olive-drab machine gun mounted on the truck’s cab. While there was no visible ammo and we assumed it was non-operational, it’s the thought that counts. What message does…

Praying for Serenity

  Some things we can influence. Put your time and energy into these. Face forward instead of looking back. What are some actions a citizen might take? What actions are YOU willing to take regularly? What issue are you most passionate about? Do those actions/issues bring you into community with other like-minded people? Use the wisdom…

A practice for Advent

Christmas decorations started appearing in stores before Halloween. The leaves had barely started turning color when we were getting assaulted by visions of retail sugarplums. Now, it’s the beginning of December and the start of Advent. We’re not quite on final approach to Christmas, but having passed the first Sunday of Advent, it’s a good…