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A Mother’s Love – A God Gift

“I know that despite whatever stupid thing I do, I’d be able to go to my mom and she’d still love me. I honestly believe that” ― Nellie Christine, RIDE I was about six years of age when my family of five set out from Kansas to Seattle, Washington.  The occasion was my Dad’s youngest sister’s […]

Your Story Emerging As A Powerful Heirloom

“In a country whose character and circumstances are constantly changing, the little facts and incidents, which are the life of history, soon pass from the minds even of the present generation” – Anonymous As I drove and then walked a revitalized section of downtown Detroit, MI, I navigated to locations provided by a small book […]

What Is Special About An Atlas Drill Press?

Provenance is something very important in jewelry. You want to know who has worn a piece of jewelry and who it has belonged to – it’s part of its history, part of its aura. – Author: Simon De Pury An Atlas Drill Press is not generally viewed as valuable as jewelry – unless you are a machinist! […]

Finding Common Ground In Volatile Times

“We all come from different paths in life but we can find common ground.” ― Nanette Mathews I sat in a conference room of a large radar facility facing a potentially hostile group of air traffic controllers as our team briefed the purpose of our visit. I was part of an air traffic evaluations team whose […]

How To Cultivate Your Inner Garden

“When the inner garden is under cultivation and God’s Spirit is present, harvests are regular events. The fruits? Things like courage, hope, love, endurance, joy, and lots of peace.” ― Gordon MacDonald, Ordering Your Private World We all have an inner garden, the bible calls it our inner man, made up of our soul and spirit.  […]

A Rare Year In Review – Top Posts for 2020

A Rare Year:  “Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past.  Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.” – Brooks Atkinson In looking for a quote to recap 2020, as well as, “hit the ground running” 2021 post, the quote above resonated.  I found it […]

Hiding Out In A Secret Place

Hiding out:  “I am nothing but an imperfect being, who is residing on earth with a perfect God as my guidance and protection.”  ― Edmond Mbiaka I am not going to whine or state the obvious about 2020, but like most, I am glad it is in the rear view mirror.  Even so, as I reflect, […]

A God Thing – An Awesome Example Of A Story Rescue

Story Rescue:  “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”- Neil Gaiman The rescue story of the nativity would be incomplete without the shepherds “keeping watch over […]

Thoughtful Reflections On Christmas Past And Present

A few years ago, at this time, I had just returned from a three week trip to Indonesia where I was able to assist with a project for Mission Aviation Fellowship. Giving One’s time in this way is an honor and Joy.  I turned 64 while away.  God’s special birthday gift to me – an […]