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Will the Tigers Eat Us?

My Granddaughter, Jadyn, was only three years old when we drove to our mountain getaway in Buena Vista Colorado. As we came over Trout Creek Pass the lush Arkansas valley unfolded before us. Just beyond the valley rose the majestic 14,000 ft Collegiate Peaks that form the continental divide. Look carefully at this picture. It will help you will understand the conversation that followed. …

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Call it a Day!

It was creation. God and an angel were sitting on the edge of the universe just enjoying the scenery. God took a deep breath and said. “Look at all the beautiful things I have made. These things are good.” “I have wrapped them in a 24-hour period. Half will be light, half will be dark and it will keep repeating …

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“Happy New Year?” Yeah Right!

If you find it hard to believe that 2017 has any chance of holding happiness or hope for you, this post is for you. At this time of year we can hear friends and family toasting the promise of the new year and basking in the reverberation of songs that speak of jolly seasons, joyful carols, and fa la la la la, la la la la. Yet behind …

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What to Do When You’re Not Feeling “Joy to the World”

How interesting that for many people the “Season to be Jolly” is often filled with a sense of sadness and depression. Even those who revel in the true meaning of Christmas can find themselves feeling the holiday blues. Having been there and done that, I don’t want to do it again. I did some research and discovered that it is a …

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Lost with Tim Hawkins, John Branyan, David Pendleton, and Daren Streblow

In the two previous installments of this story I shared about two lessons I learned from being lost in the wilderness with four of my weird and beloved friends. Part 1: “Pride comes before a fall” and Part 2: “Don’t ignore warning signs.” Finally I get to tell you about the swamps, moose, a remote cabin, a lost sole, and …