Category Archives: Relationships

Mark Phillips & The Last Ride

Sometimes, you don’t even realize the last time you do something. Other times, every detail is etched into memory. Continue reading

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Sowing the Seed

A pasture project draws me deep into memories of my dad and my growing up. Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

In a world of constant change it’s important to maintain a positive focus. Continue reading

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Payback

Payback Years ago, when our drive home from eating out required fifteen miles of narrow, winding road, a car pulled up close behind us, lights on bright. It stayed close and the lights stayed on bright. There was a time … Continue reading

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A Mighty Fine Hello

Don’t you love how reunions with old friends make you feel like you just saw each other last week? Continue reading

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California Dreaming

Perhaps it would be a good thing if we expected ourselves to be missionaries of comfort and blessing to others. Continue reading

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More Than Incidental Drift

I reckon anyone who grew up in an old, cold house has a great appreciation for a good fireplace. Being reasonably close to warmth is a mighty fine thing on a cold day. Continue reading

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The Christmas Fugitive

I don’t think I’ll ever see another stranded motorist and not think of this woman and how desperately she needed someone to care. Continue reading

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Postholes & Cottonwood Trees

Digging postholes through tree roots and living in obedient faith seem to have a few things in common… Continue reading

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The Long Road to Empathy

It’s good when our experiences lead us to understanding others. Perhaps even better when we manifest empathy although we haven’t already walked the same path. Continue reading

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