The story goes something like this… Years ago, a team trainer at the University of Florida noticed that their athletes, specifically the football players, were having trouble with hydration during the grueling outdoor practices.  He noticed certain things in particular.  They were losing a lot of water weight during the practices and games.  This sometimes resulted in the loss of… Read more →

A Lesson in Grace

By now most of you know that in my family we love our dogs.  There is nothing as special as a wet nose or a tail that wags when we are seen. I think one of the reasons that I am a dog person is that they remind me so much of God.  After all dog is God spelled backwards… Read more →

A Labor of Love

This coming weekend is Labor Day Weekend!  Traditionally, it marks the end of “summer” and the beginning of getting things back to normal.  Now there Is a word with a unique meaning… “NORMAL.”  Jesus looked out over Jerusalem (a normal city) and said, “the fields are white for harvest… send out the workers!” (My own paraphrase).  There was a lot… Read more →

Reality v. Expectations

I have spent some time thinking about expectations versus reality over the past couple weeks.  Some things have hit me harder than others.  I would like to share some of this with you in this post. Family has always been a big deal for Connie and me.  We have forgone big trips and vacations so that we could allow our… Read more →

Life in Perspective

I have been doing some reading that has led me to actually think about something that I never really took too much time thinking about…  In our world, what does it mean to be a citizen?  Whatever your country of origin or where you live…  Can you really have dual citizenship?  Now this maybe one of those times that you… Read more →

How Do I Love Thee

How Do I Love Thee… let me count the ways. If you are the romantic sort, then you probably recognize this as a Poem by Elizabeth Barret Browning.  In this poem, she is trying to let the object of her love know just how much she loves him and that love will continue long after her death.  Ahh… Romantic Love.… Read more →

Fear the Ordinary

This has been a refreshing summer!  First, in our 10 years here in Dallas, I have never seen this much rain in the summer months (I’m sure glad I don’t believe in jinxes).  To see green grass in my yard is a refreshing sight and to drive over a lake near capacity is not only beautiful but encouraging.  By this… Read more →

The Right Rx

In these days of healthcare debate, rising insurance premiums and Medicare and VA shenanigans, I want y’all to know, I like my doctor (I will give you his name privately for your own needs).  I know that seems odd to say, but before he was my Doctor, he was my friend, and an incredible Boy Scout leader and mentor to… Read more →

Everyday Care

There is something about Human Nature that causes us to overlook the obvious.  And when someone points it out, we tend to reply with a remark something like: “Thanks Captain Obvious!” This is such a part of our nature that a commercial has a character called “Captain Obvious” who has become quite the star in his own right.  But overlooking… Read more →