“I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way”

They say Whitney Houston was a Christian. She began singing in church. People say she was sweet. She was kind. She was loving. Then she fell for the wrong guy. And with him came the 15 years of abuse and drugs. Why do our girls do that? I’ve been a pastor’s wife for a long …

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Goodbye Matt …

I read once that western cowboy stories are America’s knight-in-shining-armor stories. That author obviously wasn’t talking about the recent ones. But about Matt Dillion and ones like him. Marshal Matthew Dillion was someone you could look up to – literally and figuratively. James Arness was 6’7”. He stood head and shoulders over everyone else in …

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Eve

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be the first. I walk through the produce section and some of that stuff looks really strange. I wonder who it was who had the courage to eat it that first time. Eve was first. Everything she did was a first. She began at peace. At …

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Sarah

She has always amazed me. I know it was a different time. I know that living was different then – that women roles were different. But she still amazes me. Her husband gets a call from God and leaves civilization to camp out in the wild. For a weekend that might be ok – but …

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Cowboy ethics

I’m almost always in the mood for a western. Not the new icky Lonesome Dove kind. I like the old white hat/John Wayne kind. Where good guys stand up for right and win. Where there is a right. Where there’s a satisfying ending. The Silverado-Open Range-Gunsmoke kind of westerns. Someone once called them America’s knights-in-shining-armor …

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