Today, I am sitting on my back patio, enjoying some nice fall weather, finally.  The kids are enjoying being outside, enjoying the cooler weather, as well.  As I look around the yard and at the trees, and we have lots of trees… each one is different.  Some have lost most of their leaves, most are still very green (yes… I live in the south and it’s still in the 70s in November).  Some are changing colors, some are not, yet.  Each one in their own time.

Then I watch my kids play.  Each of them are similar in some ways, but each has a very distinct personality and set of interests.  Continue reading “Trees”

I Vote For…

It’s that time again.  Time to get out, stand in line and cast my vote against my least favorite candidate.  Nope… not for the one that I want, because there is no candidate that I really want.  So I vote against the one I like the least.   So… how do we end up with final candidates the nobody really seems to want?    After all, these candidates are there because they were voted for… they were chosen to be in that position.  I always encourage people to vote because it is an important part of what we do.  I always encourage people to vote values, not politics. Continue reading “I Vote For…”


Revival:  To bring back to life.  Restoration of usefulness.  A term I have been thinking about a lot over the last few months in several different contexts.  Mostly a need for revival in my own life.  It has been about a year and a half since my last post.  This last year has been a whirlwind.  At one point it was an actual whirlwind as a tornado came through a year ago today.  We were fortunate with only minor damage, but even at that, the repairs were just recently completed.  But that was only part of it.  Continue reading “Revival”