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
For a few days, we are being blessed by a visit from our son and his fiancé. I had met her once ... we ate out at Hard 8 ... a great Texas BBQ place where I always eat toooo much. I was moving from Dallas to Virginia, my son had struck up a friendship… Continue reading My son’s fiancé … just got a wake up call
Who is it? How do they make you feel? What passion is it that drives you into their arms? In all the lands, there are love stories and love songs. I have my playlist that I go to when I enter into that mood where I think about my beloved Lisa. Music can calm you,… Continue reading You’re in Love
A Young Man Finds a Magical Young Woman Once upon a time, there was a little boy born into a magical household. The grandfather was a wizard with words, a type of town cryer that went from town to town spreading hope. He shared good news to people far and wide. He was a wise,… Continue reading EXTRA, EXTRA – Special Edition Muddy Shoes
In my little corner of the world, one can become a bit myopic. I sat here and looked out the window. I also looked at my iPad and perused the perfunctory snow pics by all of my neighbors and friends in the Virginia - North Carolina region. I ventured out into the yard yesterday to… Continue reading My Little Corner of the World …