Who’s Afraid Of The Big Blue Norther

Well it’s happened. On October 25, Texas recieved the first real Blue Norther of the 2019-2020 Fall/Winter season. Where we live in West Texas, we woke up to 32 degrees, a brisk North Wind and clear skies. Amarillo and surrounding areas saw the first snow of the season. Austin, our state capital, was a balmy…

Using a Daddy VETO

There aren’t many thing that I won’t at least try to negotiate with my foster kiddos, but we came across one this Halloween when one of my current charges wanted to be Momo for Halloween. When she told me that I didn’t have a clue who she was talking about…because I’m both old and semi…

Halloween on Sensory Overload

Have you ever had a moment where things got overwhelming? Have you ever just wanted to run home, climb in bed, and shut out the world? Imagine that being the norm! Imagine there being no escape. Imagine everything being scary, and then Halloween rolls around with giant spiders, crazy lights and people in masks everywhere…

The Martian’s Suicide Awareness

So I’m laying here, waiting on kids to go to sleep, looking up the random holidays each day has, thinking about where we are on the calendar and trying to come up with an idea to fill a date on the blog calendar. It’s October 27th, the 300th day of the year…boring. It’s Navy day!…

Earning Respect – The Problem

Turn on the news, read an online newsfeed, talk to pretty much anyone you meet or even, dare I say it, pick up a newspaper, and you’ll find at least one story of a child committing a crime, vandalizing something or worse. Our children have lost respect for everything, their parents, their teachers, the police,…

How to Know if You Have Turned Old — Discover

“The old have seized the right to feel sure of themselves, content with their life, and at peace with the fact that they just listened to an entire audiobook on shuffle and were no more confused than if they had listened to the chapters in order.” How to Know if You Have Turned Old — Discover

Just As You Are

My wife and I, when we started this journey, decided to take a leap of faith. We decided that we would accept the placement of whatever call came in because we knew that that child, this moment, that need, and our answering the phone were ordained by God long before the moment arrived. We decided…

Red Ribbon Week

A little housekeeping to do here. A couple of weeks ago I had put out on my Socials that I was going to do a series call “That Not So Silent Night” as we came into the Christmas Season. Well, life’s happened and I haven’t been able to do that series the justice I would…