Showing posts from August, 2019

The Narrow Gate Is Worth the Cost of Admission

I took a few major road trips with family this year which included visits to 21 different National Parks in 8 different states. That’s a lot of nature and far too many miles. We spotted a variety of wildlife: grizzly and black bears, moose, elk, a fox, bison, bighorn sheep, pronghorns, deer, prairie dogs, jack rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, and scores of flying animals, including, an owl, turkey vultures, quail, and even a bat. We had our share of adventures, too! We hung from cables to hike a rock slab mountain. We navigated snow cover in search of marked trails. And, possibly the most rewarding, we began a hike in the rain to see one of the most photographed natural arches in the world. And, on a typical day, there are tens and sometimes hundreds of people surrounding the arch, but we managed to get sun-shiny pictures without anyone else in the frame! But that hike to the arch was not for the faint of heart, and some of the other trails and trail heads were anyth

Drifting (A Short Poem)

Hi friends. This is not my typical blog post but I want to share it because I’m sure God helped me write it. It’s a short poem. Simple, yet earnest. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Drifting I'd live, I'd laugh, I'd hone my craft And smile in the mirror But life and laughter Fade to after As fantasy turns to clearer Living and fun Are done when done And God longs to be dearer So, thrive with joy Cast off decoy Let God be God and nearer     If you want to know more about God and His desire to be nearer to you, please email me at Read more blog posts here .