Monthly Archives: July 2009

And the Good News…

There are two sides to every story. I came across a newspaper article in the July 27 ’09 London Times that offered another perspective to the constant hand wringing over climate change. “How Climate Change Helped the Incas to Reach … Continue reading

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Butt Prints

“Johnny, it’s time to get out of the bath.” Johnny is nearly four and is quickly developing a sense of his own prerogatives. He was squirming over to the glass partition with his backside. “Just a minute Dad, I need … Continue reading

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Busy?

“He who is in a hurry,” said St. Vincent de Paul, “delays the things of God.” Busy today? It’s worth thinking about.

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Scottish Blood

There’s a saying often heard in Texas that goes like this. “I’m American by birth, but Texan by the grace of God.” People are proud to be Texans and rightly so. Texas is after all the greatest state in the … Continue reading

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Good Dug

I have never murdered an animal. My heart is too tender, my hands unwilling to follow through with the preoccupations of my mind. I have never murdered an animal, nor harmed one intentionally, but I must confess the thoughts have … Continue reading

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Sunday Confession

O God, our God, we pray that we would be found faithful. In the midst of trial and temptation we pray that you would show us the path of righteousness and enable us to walk that path with grace, honesty … Continue reading

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Squirt Too

“Daddy, let’s play ‘Doggies.’” A request I’ve heard many times before. Jessie, Johnny and I developed the game. The two of them are pups and I am the trainer, barking out commands to “sit,” “stay,” “fetch,” etc. They never tire … Continue reading

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The Tourist Route

We’ve been on the tourist route for a week now. Yesterday’s leg took me and the boys up Mull’s highest mountain: Ben More. Ben More is a Munro, meaning it is one of Scotland’s numerous climbs over 3000 feet, a … Continue reading

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Torosay Castle

We went to see Torosay Castle yesterday afternoon. Like many glorious old homes, it was a glorious old home, a Victorian mansion. The halls were adorned with paintings of the family who’d lived there for the last 150 years. It … Continue reading

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Jellyfish Cove

There’s something fascinating about jelly fish; they’re bizarre. It doesn’t look like an animal. It looks like a vegetable, sort of. But, they tell me it’s an animal, kingdom animalia. It looks like jelly, and it feels like jelly, but … Continue reading

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