Trusting in God and turning my life over to him has been something I have struggled with. In fact, as I have previously written I haven’t fully understood what this means. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” I’ve stated this countless times and haven’t really thought about what it means... Continue Reading →
As I began thinking about this step it occurred to me that I really did not understand what “turning your life over to God” means. My thinking was that it simply meant “doing the right things” every day by blocking out sinful thoughts and controlling my actions at every turn. But, the more I thought... Continue Reading →
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program that helps people struggling with addiction. While drugs, alcohol, and pornography are the usual addictions that come to mind it is common to find people hurting in numerous ways. As I have stated many times in other writings I feel there is a battle of good and evil being... Continue Reading →
I am struggling to confront my fears; especially in the area of finance and money management. Why do I struggle so much in this area even if there is nothing horribly wrong? What is it that scares me so much? I believe that my pride and ego have gotten in my way for much of... Continue Reading →
Our son came to visit for the holidays and we headed south to the Texas Hill Country to watch him compete in one of the Tejas Trail’s ultra-race events, this one held at a new venue called “Camp Eagle” in far southwest Texas near the Mexico border. While not to the level of some of... Continue Reading →
Our family got together this past weekend in Tampa, FL for the marriage of one of our nephews. As usual it was good to see everyone and to reconnect as jobs, marriages, and life have us living in different places all over the country and with little time to keep up like we would like... Continue Reading →
How you see the world is based on your values and the choices you make each day. If fear and hate fills your heart you will have a difficult time accepting your neighbor as your own. If fear cripples you into inaction and anxiety you will be unable to find true happiness and fulfillment. You... Continue Reading →
Meredith and I headed out from Fort Collins, Colorado towards Laramie, Wyoming before detouring straight east across Highway 80 to Sidney, Nebraska. On our return back to Fort Collins we detoured through northeast Colorado through the aptly named Pawnee National Grassland. Talk about some wide open spaces. The grassland is roughly 30 x 60 square miles or nearly 200,000 acres that are virtually uninhabited by mankind.
There is hiking and camping in the park although we didn’t have time to stop on this short day trip. The area doesn’t look too different than parts of North Texas where we live with buffalo grass and blue stem being the main grasses growing on the prairie.
The day was a mixture of sun and clouds and while we didn’t get rained on you could see massive clouds bringing down rain in the distance. Another great day exploring a place off the beaten…
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I was recently introduced to a successful business owner who is an author, motivational speaker, and “life coach”. The title of one his books “You Need More Money” claims, as the title states, that the key to happiness is making more money. In the book’s introduction the author claims “…the truth is that everywhere you... Continue Reading →
I ran across a video Floating Island of Trash that really caught my attention and reminded me of something that I am thinking about more and more. And that is, "What are we leaving for the generation behind us"? The obvious problem seems to be that we are a throw-away society and manufacture more and more things... Continue Reading →