You Cannot Serve Two Masters

How you see the world is based on your values and the choices you make each day. If fear and hate fills your heart you will have a difficult time accepting your neighbor as your own. If fear cripples you into inaction and anxiety you will be unable to find true happiness and fulfillment. You... Continue Reading →

Pawnee National Grassland

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2011 (1903)

Meredith and I headed out from Fort Collins, Colorado towards Laramie, Wyoming before detouring straight east across Highway 80 to Sidney, Nebraska. On our return back to Fort Collins we detoured through northeast Colorado through the aptly named Pawnee National Grassland. Talk about some wide open spaces. The grassland is roughly 30 x 60 square miles or nearly 200,000 acres that are virtually uninhabited by mankind.

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There is hiking and camping in the park although we didn’t have time to stop on this short day trip. The area doesn’t look too different than parts of North Texas where we live with buffalo grass and blue stem being the main grasses growing on the prairie.

2011 (1898)

The day was a mixture of sun and clouds and while we didn’t get rained on you could see massive clouds bringing down rain in the distance. Another great day exploring a place off the beaten…

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Our footprint on this world

I ran across a video Floating Island of Trash that really caught my attention and reminded me of something that I am thinking about more and more. And that is, "What are we leaving for the generation behind us"? The obvious problem seems to be that we are a throw-away society and manufacture more and more things... Continue Reading →

The Question of Free Will

Sadly when I think of theology and philosophy I first think of the famous Monty Python skit “The Philosophers' Football Match” instead of anything I learned during 36 hours of theology and philosophy courses at The University of St. Thomas. The Philosophers' Football Match was a Monty Python sketch depicting a football match in the... Continue Reading →

I am as as God created me

“I am as God created me”. Surely you have heard a statement similar to that one. Or perhaps uttered it yourself. But do you truly believe it? Do you believe that you are who you are and where you are for a reason? Do you believe there is a divine plan in play or is... Continue Reading →

Forgiveness

Forgiveness. Why do I struggle so much with this basic concept? God calls us to forgive others and the Bible talks about this time after time. It is, quite simply, one of the most important concepts needing to be mastered if you plan to move forward into happiness and fulfillment. But yet, I continue to... Continue Reading →

Ready for Spring

I don't have much to say this morning other than I have had enough of rain and cold weather. We certainly needed the rain as it has been very dry but 7 days straight with nearly 10 inches? That's a bit much. So I decided to post some pictures from last Spring on our front... Continue Reading →

Autocross

We usually write about hiking and the great outdoors but I ran across these photos from a few years ago when we raced the GTI in a local Sportscar Club of America event at the Texas Motor Speedway and thought I needed to post them. We put some helmets on, slapped our number on the... Continue Reading →

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