Where We Could Help

In honor of our mission team currently in Haiti, I list this from a couple years ago, in the first book I published – Paths, Proverbs, & Parables from Haiti Today I mourn for the people of Haiti I mourn a place where people won’t eat today.Where children won’t go to school this year. Where…

My Home Town

Everyone has a home town.  I grew up in Clear Lake, SD which has a lake that ironically it is not very clear.   Here are some of the random memories from my home town: Mangel’s Hardware had a toy section. The lights were single bulbs on pull strings and the owners would “light the way” by…

The Prison Life

Here is a problem that does not have an easy solution.  If you think people have a cushy life or that most people should be put in prison and throw away the key, I’m guessing you’ve not visited someone in prison.  There is a person that I visit every couple of months and while I…

Cry Baby

It’s hard for me to admit this but I’ve turned into a cry baby.  Part of it has been from living long enough to have some real, deep hurts but my emotions have snuck up to the surface.  And occasionally they leak out. Maybe it has changed a little, but crying is gender biased.  We…

Hay Mow

One of the neatest features of a barn is they have a loft or hay mow.  They have hay bales which make great forts and things to jump off.  But the best thing is hay mows have cupolas or openings to let in pigeons.  Grandpa was always willing to let us take the .22 and…

Invisible Zones

We have invisible zones that separate us.  At times we are so close and yet we are so far away. Years ago we went camping with the kids in Colorado.  We were sitting by the fire and I looked at the campsite next to us.  Very similar.  Tent camper, family roasting marshmallows, chairs around the…

No Right Way

I don’t believe in the right way to do something. My kids just think I’m messed up. Most people just don’t know or realize. Let me explain. I’m left-handed and right-handed.  I eat and write left-handed, but sports or activities I learned as a kid I do right-handed.  So I throw and bat right-handed, shoot…