The Follow-On Appointment

In early August, I met with my orthopedic surgeon for my six-week follow-up on left shoulder surgery. During the visit, Dr. Graves showed me footage of the Before and After of my shoulder. He also provided several sheets of still photos taken during the operation. I was taken aback by the amount of damage and Read More >

Heal This Land

“For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring;”  Isaiah 44:3 (NKJV) As late July rolled around, summer came into full swing. As the summer sun often does here in Texas, it reminded me Read More >

Separation Anxiety

At our Cross-Dubya ranch, when calves reach six to seven months old, it’s time to wean them from their mamas. This is an important step in a cow-calf operation as mama cows are usually bred again and need time to recover during the last half of their gestation. Of all the times in a cow’s Read More >

Avoiding the Venom

A few days after shoulder surgery, I ventured outside to look at my fur babies (the barn cats), livestock, and visit with my old buddy “Bubba” the chocolate lab. With the nerve block removed and full of “happy pills”, it had been a few days since I saw my favorite ranch hand. It startled me Read More >

Adjusting Our Words

I’ve received many blessings since starting my journey to become a Christian writer. All the wonderful writing friends God has brought into my life is among the greatest. Their encouragement, guidance, counsel, and especially their prayers hold a special place in my heart. I pray daily for my “Writing friends, editors, and publishers.” Each morning, Read More >

Grateful for Little

Have you heard, or used, the expression; Something is better than nothing? Try telling that to a farmer or rancher who gets less than one-third of his normal harvest. This year, because of much more rainfall than normal winters and springs, the hay harvest at the Cross-Dubya ranch was delayed by two months. This resulted Read More >

The Man in the Mirror

One of the greatest blessings I’ve discovered since becoming a Christian writer is the friendship and fellowship of this diverse community. Be it writers conferences, social media, or other places, God has expanded my world with wonderful, supportive, encouraging friends. More, He has brought teachers and mentors into my life who’ve helped me to grow Read More >

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