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Not Yet, Baby!

I was sitting in my recliner when suddenly I noticed the all-too-familiar odor of a skunk. Our 18-month-old goldendoodle, Sheba, was in the back yard. Even through the walls, the stench was so strong that it burned my throat! We'd just moved to the country seven months previously, into the house that I built, with... Continue Reading →

My Daughter Saw Her DAD (who died 17 months before!)

It was Friday, June 11th, 2021 when I received an unexpected call from my 15-year-old daughter. Jaycie had been at Falls Creek church camp all week with our church youth group, and they were expected home the next day. Her tear-filled and yet excited voice told me something significant had happened. "Mom, I saw DAD... Continue Reading →

Knocked Down, but Not Destroyed

Spring is in the air. I'm a bit sleepy from losing an hour of sleep with the time change last night, but excited about the prospect of more daylight in my day. I spent yesterday working in my front yard, doing more manual labor than I have in months. After the ice and snow storms... Continue Reading →

Not What I Planned

If you live on Planet Earth like the rest of us, your New Years Resolutions and best-made plans may seem to be fluttering away in the wind. What were your personal goals and aspirations for the last twelve months? Here's a list of mine...

One Contented Puppy

My parents have a little long-haired dachshund-mix dog named Kikka. She's such a people-person (for a dog, haha!), and can't stand it when they go away for a few days. Momma says that Kikka gets very excited when they pull into our driveway, however, even though she "cries" when they leave. She'll jump into the... Continue Reading →

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