When God Speaks

A few years ago, I went to a training program called Driven For Life. I had spent the previous 10 years working in ministry and made the difficult decision to go back into the “real” world, the secular world. I’ve never really thought about it before now but it’s interesting that the secular world was…

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The Road to Hell is paved with Plum Trees

A little backstory is necessary to properly set the stage. When my father died, by my mother’s own admission, she gave up cleaning and to some degree cooking. I don’t know what her housekeeping was like when he was alive, but over time, it became less and less. The kitchen became a place to paint and build elaborate stage scenery for dance recitals, or to fashion life size skeletons for elementary school Halloween carnivals.

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Patriotism in the Middle of Nowhere

I am 56 and have an over-abundance of patriotism.  Saturday we drove along Route 25 from Las Cruses New Mexico to Albuquerque to catch a flight home.  We chose a quick detour and drove through Truth or Consequences because seriously, why wouldn’t you? The little town, once called Hot Springs, runs parallel to the Rio…

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Come on people!

I have serious things on my mind today. As anyone in Vista knows, there are huge apartments going in downtown.  Part of the redevelopment plan, those cool city looking apartments with retail spaces on the bottom and apartment living on top.  I kinda like these.  I’ve seen them in Escondido, Carlsbad etc and love that…

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Stupid is, as stupid does

I am beginning a program to focus on writing.  First assignment is to write.  Hmmm….funny how that works. It says to begin where you are. To free form spill it.  It’s not easy to really capture where you are … right this minute.  My days lately have been consumed with two things: 1) work and…

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