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Yawn patrol

December 7, 2019

This week, we were urged to view as non biased four college professors as they dismissively voiced their liberal opinions on the justification for the impeachment charade. Thankfully, three of the four when questioned admitted they had donated to the campaigns of Obama, Clinton, and Warren. Do you smell what I smell? So boring was […]

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Preparation

December 7, 2019

There are those delicious moments in time when a batter in baseball times the pitch perfectly, the ball hits the sweet spot, and the player takes off on a home run trot around the bases. The thought made a young cowboy think how far pitchers have come in the last fifty years to make sure […]

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Poetry

December 2, 2019

‘A picture is a poem without words.’ Horace

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Heaven sent

November 29, 2019

Ok…so this has to be one of the best stories of the year. Adrianna Edwards works as a waitress at a Denny’s in Galveston, Texas. She walked four hours to work each day and four hours to get home. A couple she waited on this week heard about her plight and decided to take action. […]

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Forever in Joy

June 3, 2019

There is a light that shines sooo bright… A heart powered by love… and a soul tethered to a God who never fails He walks by her side today and surely fills her heart tomorrow. Her joys give Him such pleasure To Him.. She’s a special treasure endowed with strength to rise above the stormy […]

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Amazing Amy

February 3, 2019

It’s reported that this meeting between Gary Woodland and Amy Brockerstette was the greatest experience of his golfing life. I think you’ll quickly see why.   ** fast forward to today and Gary Woodland played brilliantly to win The 119th. U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. I’m guessing his experience with Amy still ranks right up there […]

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Think again

November 30, 2018

Peter McWilliams wrote a terrific little book entitled ‘You can’t afford the luxury of a negative thought.’ It made a very young cowboy consider that this pertains to thoughts about: your neighbors, Father Time, a below average day on the courts or links, the weather, gridlock in Washinton…or on the highway, chronic aches and pains, […]

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A bit of fun

July 26, 2018

A number of years ago, Tim Tebow was a quarterback for The Denver Broncos. Today, he’s pursuing a career in baseball and excelling in that sport too. Tebow, a very committed Christian, used to take a knee and put his hand to his forehead presumably to give thanks to The One above. He drew quite […]

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Loyalty

October 6, 2016

“He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; […]

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Morning Pages

January 3, 2016

Well….a new year is here and another birthday too. Sixty-nine and all is well. The cup is full to overflowing still with barely a thought about the normal maladies that come with the territory. A very happy young cowboy puts on a favorite hat and watches yet another sunset. With eyes closed and a deep […]

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The Darkest Hour

November 18, 2015

In your darkest hour….when loneliness and despair overtake you…I’ll be there In your darkest hour….as the fear and doubt overwhelm you….I will be there I am The Light shining in your soul….and the hope living in your heart I am the dream you cling to when your life seems torn apart I am the friend […]

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What if….

November 15, 2015

“What if the world was holding its breath…..waiting for you to take the place that only you can fill.” David Whyte

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Priorities

December 2, 2019

‘Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.’ Wess Stafford

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Thanksgiving feast

November 28, 2019

We took a chance today based on a friend’s recommendation. Having no where else to go for Thanksgiving dinner, the wife and I rolled the dice and went to Culver’s on south Broadway. What a pleasant surprise. We sat at a community table for super seniors and had the best time. Some of the folks […]

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Hecticity

November 26, 2019

John Mark Comer has written a terrific book entitled The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. He encourages daily retreats from our device driven world so that, ‘our souls can catch up with our body.’

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9/11

November 24, 2019

I just finished reading the book pictured above and continue to be amazed at the heroism of so many people on 9/11. It occurred to me this morning that, as the entire country tried to deal with the tragic events,  God seemed to press a collective mute button for our souls that we might get […]

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Twinkle toes

November 23, 2019

‘Life is just one grand, sweet, song…so start the music.’ Ronald Reagan

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Unstoppable Mr. Mellor

November 22, 2019

Dave Mellor is the head groundskeeper for The Boston Red Sox. Fenway Park is his pride and joy and he has lived an incredible and inspiring life. Dave had a severe case of PTSD for 29 years. Haunting nightmares every night where he maybe got two hours of sketchy sleep. 27 surgeries on his knees […]

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Compassion

November 21, 2019

‘Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.’ Robert Wagner

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Hope

November 21, 2019

‘The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.’ Norman Cousins

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Gracefull Cafe

November 19, 2019

Sally and a very young cowboy took advantage of an offer from Ascent Flyfishing owners Peter and Jess Stitcher. They said there’s a really neat cafe in Littleton called The GraceFull Cafe and they had a volunteer day. We volunteered and were so impressed by the owners, their team, the concept…and oh yes, the food. […]

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Oh My

November 17, 2019

The sketch creators for Saturday Night Live must be in heaven. I mean how easy it must be to create some laughter when Joe Biden is around. You know…when he looks intently into the camera and says something like….listen folks, this is The United States of America…there is nothing we are uncapable of doing. Excuse […]

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Soul Brothers

November 13, 2019

‘Barack, what do you think of these front row seats that Hunter gave us for tonight?’ ’Amazing, my brother…he could have sold these and easily made $2,000. Maybe that’s just chump change for him.’ ‘Speaking of chumps, can you believe the media has not asked us one question about Hunter getting picked for this board […]

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Lefty

November 8, 2019

The famous fly fisherman Lefty Kreh passed away this past year and what a life he lived. A very young cowboy ran across a video online showing Lefty and his ideas on casting. I’m paraphrasing here but at the end the clip, he said that the surroundings he fished in and the people he fished […]

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Rest

November 6, 2019

‘Come to Me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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Essentials

November 6, 2019

‘Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul…one cannot live in health without them.’ Mahalia Jackson

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LTS

November 6, 2019

‘Life’s too short to wear boring socks.’ Plato

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Hope

November 4, 2019

‘You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees a hundred miles in the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile, the world goes on. Meanwhile, […]