June 2, 2020

I read this morning's news.  Protests in response to George Floyd's unnecessary death, 26,000 nursing-home deaths from Covid-19, curfews in Los Angeles and New York, White supremacists posing as Antifa to stoke further violence, people refusing to practice social distancing or wear masks, unemployment numbers rising at a never-before seen pace, an economy in a … Continue reading June 2, 2020

June 1, 2020

Friday afternoon, Houston sent the following text:  "Happy Anniversary this coming week.  I think." That was the moment I realized I had completely forgotten my wedding anniversary.  I said a prayer thanking God for Houston's wonderful memory and headed into the house to ask Shannon what gift she wanted for our anniversary. I walked in, gave … Continue reading June 1, 2020

May 26, 2020

Yesterday, as I watched the evening news, I was truly saddened to see all the reports of people ignoring social distancing practices as they celebrated Memorial Day. This got me thinking. Memorial Day is the national holiday where we remember and give God thanks for those who gave their lives so that we may live. … Continue reading May 26, 2020

May 21, 2020

Shannon's cousin lives in Estes Park, Colorado. A few days ago, her husband was shopping at the local Safeway. In order to keep everyone safe, one of the store's policies is that each aisle is one way. While most people followed the rules, Jim saw one woman ignoring all the safeguards and walking down an … Continue reading May 21, 2020

May 20, 2020

I am fascinated by the killdeer birds we have on our place. It's not just their strange call of "killdeer, dildee, dee, dee, dee," but also their behavior. They are truly great dramatic actors. The killdeer's eggs are speckled with brown and black. They look like large pieces of gravel. This is problematic because we … Continue reading May 20, 2020