Hiraeth

If you were to press rewind on my life and go back 30-some odd years, you’d hear me telling anyone who’d listen how Oklahoma was where I belonged, and how I couldn’t wait to move back once I finished high school.  We had moved to NC from OK when I was 14, and I did … More Hiraeth

Thankfuls

There are times I have to stop and think what year it is.  Am I alone in this?  2021 has gone by so incredibly fast, it’s almost as if it didn’t happen.  And yet here we are, recovering from feasting on Thanksgiving and staring down the Holidays and the culmination of yet another trip ’round … More Thankfuls

Unfinished Work

Over on the right hand side of our garage is a workbench. It’s not my workbench, because it was here when we started renting, but I’ve laid claim to it for now. On the top shelf sits a nondescript cardboard box: 40” long, 12” wide and around 4” tall. If you noticed it at all … More Unfinished Work

Watching and Waiting

We binge watch our Netflix shows, and get mad that Disney Plus doesn’t release all their new episodes at once. We want it now! We are all rushing through each day, each experience. All. The. Time. We run from one event to another, one season to another, one thought to another, seldom slowing down to even consider what is going on around us or, more importantly, within us. … More Watching and Waiting

Stand Still and See

I’ve been thinking on a particular theme of late.  It’s a common thread that I’m starting to think sums up much of my generation:  we give up too quickly. It starts with small things, or “disposable” items as we call them now.  Some of these are good things, like disposable diapers (hallelujah…thank You Jesus!), while … More Stand Still and See

Waiting…

For the last few days, when the number of days until Christmas was small enough for her to keep up with, my youngest daughter has woken me up each day like this: “Dad…dad!!  (shaking my arm)…DAD!!!  It’s only (insert number here) more sleeps until CHRISTMAS!!!” Normally, I’m not a fan of the early wake-up, but in … More Waiting…