Sparkling Orion with the Man

There he was. Orion was bright and shining for us to admire from our bedroom window.  The entire sky was bursting with starlight at 3:30 a.m.  The Pleiades, mentioned in scripture, was easy to find, and Sirius was his brightest self among the visible stars. The ice storm was over,… Continue reading

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Before

The “before” questions inevitably go back to our own ancestors.  For most of us, the recorded history is undiscoverable back to the beginning. We are just trying to find the path as far back as possible before it fades into obscurity. My name is at the bottom of what is… Continue reading

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My Mother’s Ascent

It was her mountain and her climb that lead to the pinnacle – the closest she could get to Heaven.  At times, she had run up the trail, excited with the discovery of everything new: new adventures with brothers and sisters, new faith in God, new husband so handsome, new… Continue reading

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The Covenant Changed Everything

The man would have remained my friend.  We would have talked and shared about the God we both serve.  We would have given reports to each other about our mission trips.  We would have remained very good friends. One year ago, it all changed.  The covenant we made with God… Continue reading

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One Year of Changed Lives

Today marks one year of our changed lives in a new covenant of marriage. 2017 marked the change. Faylene had been a widow 6 years. I had been a widower for almost a year. Neither of us were seeking marriage. We had resolved separately and in our own ways that… Continue reading

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