Rest easy, dear readers, this is NOT another tale from the ranch! But it does involve scorpions! (So reader discretion is advised.) Scorpions are predatory arachnids. (ie: spiders!) They have eight legs, and are easily recognized by a pair of grasping pincers and a narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over … Continue reading Scorpions
How did I not see that?
I love them! I absolutely love them! Those “aha” moments that make you wonder how you did not see that before. You know, like chocolate is scrumptious! Like it doesn't matter that it is 16 degrees below zero, ice cream is still a yummy, satisfying snack! Like shoveling snow is a great workout! Well, not … Continue reading How did I not see that?
Hold your breath
A man walks into a bar, shadily dressed in a trench coat with the collar pulled up and a fedora pulled down over his face. A livid scar runs down his cheek, and his two tone shoes are dangerously polished. In his hands he's carrying an accordion case. The bar falls completely silent. All of … Continue reading Hold your breath
I was recently visiting a fellow rancher, who had a big metal ring installed to the side of the front door of the house. I asked about it. They said there was also one installed by the door of the barn. We get some really harsh whiteout snowstorms, and at the first sign of a … Continue reading Lifeline
With the holiday season upon us, home means different things to different people. For some, it is family gathering and reconnecting with loved ones. For others, it is being patient with family members who always knows how to push your buttons. Home really struck home with me this past Wednesday. I woke up thinking about … Continue reading Struck home
I'm sure it has happened to us all. Suddenly you see something that was right under your nose the whole time, and you say, “What? Glory be!” Glory be is an exclamation expressing surprise. Well, it happened to me this week. I was reading in John 17 and 18. John 17 is a beautiful prayer … Continue reading Glory be!
Well, it's that time of year again, where we in the United States celebrate another beloved holiday season, daylight savings time! Where we set our clocks back one hour. Where the days are increasingly darker for longer. Where the folks who suffer from S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) pull out their lights to help them with … Continue reading Doldrums
Grains of sand
Any of you who have read my posts for a bit know I like math and science. I like to see how things work and add up. So after reading a couple of things in the Bible, I got curious. I have a little 3 minute hourglass that I use when doing my stretching exercises. … Continue reading Grains of sand
It’s not rocket science
This is the post I was originally planning on posting today, when the Henpecked post began flowing through me first. (Gotta take those teaching moments when they arise.) So please enjoy this one too! I remember exactly where I was on July 20, 1969. We were all gathered in the living room of my Aunt … Continue reading It’s not rocket science
Snake in the grass
Time for another tale from the ranch. Please be so kind as to set down your coffee first. I had the privilege of fulfilling the Word of God this morning! Let me tell you all about it! Saturday morning, I went out to do my chores and give water to the chickens. We have a … Continue reading Snake in the grass