#ThrowBackThursday (OneDayEarly)

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m sitting at our kitchen table writing while watching my daughter and my WW* put together the 1000 piece Thomas KinKade jigsaw puzzle I gave her this morning.

It’s her favorite pastime. These days, she usually does jigsaw puzzles on her iPad, so this is a throwback day in more ways than one. 

I was planning to post a T.B.T. tomorrow, but because of the 3 1/2 year old post I want to share, I thought Valentine’s Day would be appropriate.

I shared with a friend on FaceBook this morning – “My wife has been married to 3 or 4 different men, but – they were all me!” I’ve come to regret the way “those men” treated her in the past. Fortunately, they don’t hang around with us very much any more. We’re learning to not answer the door when they come-a-knockin’. More and more, I’m realizing my responsibility to protect her from “those guys!” It’s made our marriage and her life easier.

This link will take you on a 10 day road trip we took back in August of ‘13. The day we left Texas for home in California became one of the major turning points of this journey of Life and Love. Most of Life’s turning points are BabySteps rather than giant leaps, but read this one with an open heart.  I pray it makes this Valent-Day just a wee bit sweeter for you and yours!




“Almost Done, But First…”

‘Twas late afternoon on the 6th day. God knew it was time to send His Son into the garden to spend the evening walking with Adam’n Eve. But first…

He called His arch angels to His side, because He had just one more quick idea.

He stepped to the edge of heaven and said: “Watch this”… Extending His hand way up into what centuries later would be called Utah, He scratched a line in the earth with His little finger.

As Gabriel watched in Awe’n Amazement, (this may have been the first ever A.A. meeting) Micheal declared: “WOW! God, That’s GRAND!!”

Last Pick’d

This Mrng as I was reading “Jesus Calling“, I came to understand more fully why I sometimes struggle with the idea of GOD CHOOSING ME to be on HIS Team!

The phrase that leapt off the page for me was: “Remember, I am on your side….” (May 8)

If you’ve never been picked last, simply because you’re the ONLY ONE LEFT in line, you don’t know one of the deepest pains known to mankind.

BeenThere, DoneThat!!

In hindsight, I can see how easy it was for the teacher to pick two kids (always the best) and let them take turns choosing. Did anybody know/see/understand/care
about the pain inflicted on us who were always last?

A lifetime later, I recognize it as one of the reasons I sometimes resist the idea that


“Who, ME?!”

YES, My Son, YOU!!

I want YOU as a member of MY Team FAMILY!”