Uncluttering: What is Where?

The picture says it all. There are thousands of “finds” in dad’s shop. Just try to find something, specific. You can, umm…eventually. This is what moving onto mom and dad’s place can be like after they are gone. Dads been gone awhile and everything here was a part of his life. I have siblings thatContinue reading “Uncluttering: What is Where?”

Smokey Shadow

When we were kids, us siblings decided to sleep overnight in the huge haymow of the barn. Sleep in the hay! yea! (insert picture of actual barn) A big yard light gave off enough light through the top of the flopped open barn door to see enough, and enough dark to sleep. Maybe. The 12Continue reading “Smokey Shadow”

Hi

The Life Flight Helicopter sat on the pad ready. The local critical team had her intubated and loaded with IV’s, bundled and ready to fly. Small plows were clearing the snow laden lanes. 90 minutes had gone by when seconds counted. Our daughter might die. All the medical centers said they were out of beds.Continue reading “Hi”

One Cast, Two Fish Story

Its not often a fish is caught on the first cast. Two fish with one cast is, well, unusual and has the makings of another fish tale. This one is special as it’s one of dad’s oft fished lakes. I was getting together with a close life long friend and we decided a boat onContinue reading “One Cast, Two Fish Story”

A Snowblowing Life Principle That Works

  Please follow this flowing stream of words around a few bends of thought. The southernmost neighbor asked a friend if he could use his tractor and snow blower for our driveway. I think he saved us all a lot of money. I sent him a text “hey neighbor, awesome job blowing out the drive. IContinue reading “A Snowblowing Life Principle That Works”

Leaning Into Life

Dad used to say to me when I was quite young, “Lean into your work son”. 6 AM morning chores on the farm before school. I wasn’t even awake. I have a lifetime of leaning. What and who we lean on becomes apparent and important. My wife gave me a card 8 years ago thatContinue reading “Leaning Into Life”

The Beholden

Counter to popular opinion it’s there weather (intended) anyone validates the event or not. If a tree falls in the forest…Yes it made a sound. Yes I caught a big fish; quite a few actually. Maybe the bigger questions: “Do we look?” Where does importance lie? With us? A whole lot of people saw thisContinue reading “The Beholden”

Cold Spots-Warm Heart?

    Stand in the right place and get a sunburn on one side of your body and freeze the other side that didn’t catch the heat from the sun.    There were spots of snow in this high meadow where the sun was blocked from reaching certain areas.    Have you ever had God speak to you throughContinue reading “Cold Spots-Warm Heart?”

Food for Thought

>                                Scrambled eggs, coffee after a good Time with God by the fire this morning I heard it….I heard it again…then again….     How I start my day has become important to me. I have had to discipline myself to listen to all the voices vying for the days attention startingContinue reading “Food for Thought”

>Goin fishn…confessions by Gary Fultz

> ” I’m going fishing” It’s biblical you know…Peter said it a few days after Jesus was crucified. Personally I don’t need any excuse to make that kind of announcement in our house…Amen?    We all go fishing in one way or another. It’s no different  illustration for our lives than the old “Scavenger hunt”Continue reading “>Goin fishn…confessions by Gary Fultz”