January 18, 2020

Ms. Hazel came by today to meet Donzie and Minnie. It was a match made in heaven as she immediately fell in love with them and was hoping to take them home for a play day. Today, Hazel is in Silverthorne playing with her pet moose Natasha but we hope she’ll come over again for […]



January 12, 2020

Doug gave a very memorable sermon today. He said that he and probably everyone else in attendance go spiritually flat at times. ‘It’s as if we need to hit the refresh button on our heart to get back on track.’ What a terrific image! Who knows…maybe, if we’re observant, we can try to help friends […]



December 30, 2019

There are days…and we all have them when we’re out of sorts and not in control When…it’s as if someone snuck in at night and extinguished the pilot light of the soul Some find peace in yoga while others take long walks with a friend In the stillness of contented breathing we trust that this […]


Ms . Nat

December 29, 2019

If I can stop one heart from breaking I shall not live in vain If I can ease one heart the aching or cool one pain or help one fainting robin unto its nest again I shall not live in vain Love seeketh not itself to please nor for itself has any care but for […]



December 28, 2019

When the world’s pressing into you and life is hard, I want to know If friends are few and you ache for more from life I want to know When your favorite music no longer puts a spring in your step I want to know If you ever feel lost, Dear Carly and just need […]


Music heals

December 26, 2019

Martin Agee had a great idea. Why not see if abused dogs would respond to music. Mr. Agee is a renowned violinist who has played all over the world. His hunch about the dog’s reaction to his music was on target. He now makes weekly visits to the dog shelter and it’s clear that the […]


Fingers crossed

December 22, 2019

There’s a couple of million Colorado Rockies fans who hope GM Jeff Bridich is not serious about trading future Hall of Famer Nolan Arenado. Why…well, he’s the best third baseman in the game by far and Bridich has not exactly wowed us with his player moves in the past. Desmond, Davis, Murphy, McGee, Shaw…all questionable, […]



December 22, 2019

I don’t know any movie stars but when asked if I know any famous athletes, cowboys says…’Absolutely!’ Dave invented the hula hoop and travels the world teaching this fun hobby to young and old alike. In January, he travels to Thailand to participate in the Senior Games where he’ll compete in…what else…the hula hoop event. […]



December 16, 2019

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. “ Ernest Hemingway A very young cowboy was fishing last spring on The Colorado River. In an instant, an ill advised step and I was destined for a dunking. Some guides tell you to put your rod on the surface of the […]

Pensive teenager looking through a window

The plea

December 10, 2019

It’s different from a knife in some ways but cuts just the same. I’ve tried to wrap my head around the why me and the when will this torture end but am drawing a blank. Middle school, for me, is like a war zone. I’m like a soldier always on the lookout…a state of alarm […]



December 10, 2019

Angels dream bigger than mortals They see with eyes magnified With hearts overflowing their love keeps others going angel dreams are never denied Gabby shared a wish with her mom the dream took on a life of its own With passion unbending and love never ending goodwill to the children was sown There’s smiles and […]


Bags of Fun

December 8, 2019

Gabby Krause was thrilled when she received a bag of toys while in the hospital battling brain cancer. She had a wish that every child fighting a challenging diagnosis might receive a bag of fun. When Gabby died in 2004, her dream became a reality with The Gabby Krause Foundation/Bags of Fun. The Foundation has […]


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 […]



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 […]



December 2, 2019

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


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. […]



November 6, 2019

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



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, […]



November 3, 2019

’Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. Life is about learning how to dance in the rain.’ Vivian Greene  



October 27, 2019

Who of us hasn’t run into a few days in our lives when feeling like we’ve been dealt a bad hand or the deck has been stacked against us? My great friend Wendy offered some sage advice this week…’just keep shuffling those cards until you get the hand you want.’ How simple…yet so profound. Like […]