Can you give me three days?

It is really difficult to make eye contact with someone when I'm feeling shame over a past event.  Even when I have reconciled with whomever, the very memory of what I said, or did, can come flooding back in an instant and render me helpless. I hate moments like that.  Being forgiven by someone feels [...]

It’s a Wrap: Movies, Mysteries, & Mercies Oh My!

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece... but to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out and defiantly shouting, WOW WHAT A RIDE! What a ride is right. Here is just a glimpse of what has been happening in our [...]

D-Man is 18 Today.

My youngest son is turning 18 today. I cannot begin to count the years. His joyful spirit, insatiable curiosity, artistic talent and eye for the spiritual has left his father and myself deeply changed. I guess he's finished with his job of raising us to be good parents. He's an adult now. WOW. Am I [...]

Taylor Mason is Coming to Our Savior Lutheran on June 26

If you came here looking for information on hiring Taylor to perform at your church, please see his web page at His calendar and booking information (under the Contact Taylor Menu Item) are loaded there. This particular blog piece is intended to announce Taylor's Arrival to our church on June 26, 2011 Our Savior [...]

Meanderings of a Redhead… Use your assertive voice. My WHAT?

Random thoughts from my journal...(Because confidence is needed to ride a horse, I'm been journalling a lot lately on what assertive looks like and how it differs from control. This is a just a random selection of those thoughts. I realize they aren't complete yet and is here more as a reflection of where I [...]

Bang! Bang! Bang! FREEZE!

Bang! Bang! Bang! Freeze! Rattlesnakes it seems are not very bright. They cannot tell the difference between a woman who is angry and A woman who is frightened. Angry women can be rational. I met a rattlesnake the other day. He was big and tall with a puffed out chest and a pair of overall [...]