The Legend of the Burly Tree

The Legend of the Burly Tree

     Once upon a time there was a tiny little seed that fell from a giant tree. The tiny seed whirled and twirled and swirled on the Kansas breeze, then, kerplop, it fell on the ground.      The tiny seed sent out a root that went down, down, down into the dark, rich...
The Kiss I Give This Land

The Kiss I Give This Land

The first thing I look for When my plane touches down Is a spot where I can walk to Of grass growing on naked ground. When I find a restful spot Of America’s fertile lands I drop to my knees in gratitude And spread wide my thankful hands. I bow in humble reverence To...
A Lesson on Purpose From My Dog

A Lesson on Purpose From My Dog

     When Sadie, our 12-year-old Golden Retriever, wakes up each morning, the first thing she does is bring me one of her toys.      She’s a retriever; that’s her purpose.      She starts her day doing what she’s made to do. The starts her day on mission to fulfill...
In the Midst of Miracles

In the Midst of Miracles

Well, here goes the most nervous post I’ve ever written but what happened in the last year is something I still can’t figure out.   I don’t know how to tell this story without it making it look like I was a cool person that made it happen. We all...