Midweek Musings #7: Playing with Fire

My son, who also keeps several snakes, recently informed me that he has purchased an Orange Baboon Tarantula (OBT). Fortunately, he doesn't live at home any more! I've handled tarantulas before (I've never kept one!), but the OBT, also known as the Orange Bitey Thing, is a particularly ornery and intensely defensive spider. And while... Continue Reading →


I've learned a lot about myself over the last 49 years, but I'm still learning and growing. I know that I can deal with pain, and I'm not afraid of it. I know the physical burden of chronic migraine and kidney stones, but I don't let them stop me. Through my experiences in endurance sports... Continue Reading →

Mindful Monday #7: Armor Part 1

A large part of living mindfully is intentionally thinking about things that most people rarely consider. This enables us to see the deeper meanings behind some things. Alternatively, it can help us to learn about one thing while looking at another, finding spiritual truths in everyday things. My daughter and I are going to see... Continue Reading →


Sometimes, when you least expect it, the Holy Spirit speaks to you in that still, small voice that reverberates through your being like a thousand-watt-sub-woofer pounding in your chest. Sometimes you catch something in the corner of your eye that you can't un-see. This morning I was doing my devotional reading on the YouVersion Bible... Continue Reading →

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