We took our morning Texas Hill Country hike and spotted our favorite feathered friend, the Vermillion Flycatcher. The 4-inch little red fellow streaked across the sky so fast that I was surprised when I got this snapshot of him in flight. He looks so happy and so free darting around in the sky. For some
Mar 14 2018
When I was in kindergarten, my attention span was shorter than most. At least that’s what Mama and Daddy said. But when my daddy wanted to get what he called “my undivided attention,” he knew just how to do it. He would walk right up to me, kneel down so we were face to face,
Dec 28 2017
Want to join a live Twitter chat but don’t know how? It’s actually very easy. Just follow these 3 simple steps. Try it. You’ll like it. Step 1: Open your Twitter account. Look to the upper right corner of the page. You’ll see a space with the words “Twitter Search.” Type in that space #HealthyFaith
Nov 16 2017
This week, my dear friend, Lottie Mitchell, went to be with our Lord and with her life-long best friend, husband and sweetheart, Bill. For me and many others in the San Antonio area, it’s been an emotional week filled with ups and downs. It has seemed unusual the last couple of days not to be
Oct 31 2017
I know I’m in a miniscule minority, but hear me out for just a minute. I believe what happened 500 years ago on this very day was a world-changing event. The truth is, what started that day continues to impact our lives far more than all the other things you’ll see in the news today.
Oct 16 2017
If we counselors had a dollar for every person who came for counseling but didn’t take our advice, we’d all be rich. Too often people want to overcome some problem or improve some weakness, but they don’t want to take the time or pay price for permanent change. We all want a quick, effortless solution.
Oct 11 2017
Last week our two daughters, accompanied by our two older grandkids and a few friends, led a small group to South Texas to help some families hit hardest by the recent hurricanes. They shared much-needed supplies they had collected and offered their encouragements. I’m sure those they visited in their homes were blessed. But, from
Aug 31 2017
Hurricane Harvey has caused great heartache. But it has also generated great gratitude. While I am writing this article, Texas Governor Greg Abbott just announced that already over 30,000 people have been evacuated from their flooded homes and are in shelters. He says the number will continue to grow since literally thousands are still trapped
Aug 22 2017
Phyllis calls our afternoon, pre-sunset walks in our Hill Country neighborhood our “little adventures.” They’re adventures because we never know what surprises we’re might encounter. Some days, our surprise is a bird we’ve never seen before. Other days it’s a big water moccasin chasing frogs in the swampy tank not far from our home. But
Aug 07 2017
No matter how hard things get, orphan Annie keeps on singing “the sun will come out tomorrow.”One of the reasons we all know and love those hope-filled words is they speak to our basic need and desire for predictability. We all feel better when the circumstances and people around us are more stable and predictable.