It started on a farm in Jetersville. This is not the largest little town In central Virginia, but this is where the story starts. It was a tree that had grown mighty and tall. But something happened. Was it an act of nature? The edge of man's chainsaw? Or just the natural time for this … Continue reading Your Journey Isn’t Over …
She is a free spirited joy to her parents. Strong willed (much like her mother I hear) yet with a spirit that is tender in a way that most don't see on the surface. Life had been good to her in so many ways ... a family who loves her, a big sis that taught … Continue reading The Princess Danced
The days are getting closer. My son is getting ready to exchange vows and enter a life for which no man is ever prepared.￼ As I travel to Dallas, I am excited about the new stage of his journey. But I also realize we are parents of the groom, so no one really cares much … Continue reading Black Eye for a Wedding? Go as a Pirate
Tiffany Sheffield ... a young, beautiful, strong woman who rolled into my life through a close relative's connection. I sat down with her, along with my wife and my first born ... at one of my favorite brisket places - Hard 8. We discussed life, God, and her plans for my son. In two weeks … Continue reading I Met Her a Year Ago … Oh How Things Have Changed
Escape Rooms They're hip, chic, hot, groovy, lit, phat, a phenom, fly, fresh ... basically popular. (Choose whatever word fits your generation). You and a few friends get locked in a room that is themed to a particular time or place. You have a limited amount of time to search for clues that will enable … Continue reading What if Worship was an Escape Room?
It was a moment in time that changed every way she viewed her mother. One author wrote that she remembers the exact moment she realized she had changed roles with her mother of caretaker-nurturer. She was driving and her mother was in the passenger seat. At one point, the daughter had to brake suddenly. So … Continue reading Parent-Child Lessons Flow Both Ways
Some days the bear gets you, some days you get the bear. Some days it's like you've been beaten and eaten by a bear. Such was Monday. Calvin, Tiffany, and I attacked Old Rag Mountain. The most popular, and possibly most taxing, day hike in all the mountains of Virginia. I've done it before, which … Continue reading Old Rag Mountain: Lightning on the Ledge