The Blog: Voices from the road

Dear friend, I bring you stories from my back road travels; looking for God in the imperfections, the messy, and the real of life. I share my own experiences in hopes that you can catch a glimpse of yourself in them, and know that even when life gets hard, you’re not alone.

The Fabric of Life

I believe our lives are much like fabric… they can be colorful, supportive, but not restrictive, and very resilient. That ‘fabric’ as I like to think of it, changes as the years march on, and there are times when the fabric of our lives is ripped and torn. Over the

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Tales from the Road Series It starts with the squeal of horsehair pulled across the vibrating strings of an old fiddle, and the sharp ping of a Mandolin strike. The big bass doesn’t announce himself so much by the deep-throated sound, as the vibrations in the air. Somehow this mix

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Occaneechi Speed Way

Tales from the Road Series. It’s post-world War II and recovery is slow. Rural North Carolina is still far from TV and dependent on the blistered, craggy hands of small farmers to keep life going. The larger cities, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh had all started to rise but entertainment was

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Guard Your Heart

My heritage, going back many moons, is from the Scottish Highlands. There are stories from WWI that say the enemy referred to the highlanders as the “Devil Ladies” or “The Woman from Hell” …a play on the fact that the Highlanders still showed up in kilts for campaigns, and they

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Expanding Your Vision

  Expand your vision We typically live in a restricted mindset and restricted choices when it comes to life. Our last blog and vlog talked about the words in our heads and their limiting powers.  This week I am standing on the deck of the Queen Mary in Long Beach

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Intersections In Our Lives

When we walk through life we come to what I like to call ‘intersections’, decision points along the road. Which way will you turn, left, right, go straight ahead, reverse…Yes, you are at an intersection in life. The tapes that run in our heads, the words associated with said tapes

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Unexpected Helpfulness

I am fascinated by human behavior and how we react to situations. Understand I said ‘react’ not act. We react to everyday situations and things that present us with a choice on how to respond. That choice we choose and the behavior that we exhibit interests me. I was studying

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Fear and Freedom

Two words that start with the letter ‘F’ but couldn’t be further apart in meaning and function There are many things, events, feelings, emotions that are common to all men and women. Some are good, some are bad, and some can be used for good that might be considered bad.

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100% Genuine, Authentic

Original, Genuine, 100% pure are all phrases we’ve heard hundreds if not thousands of times. They get lost in the marketing madness of today’s world where phrase and name recognition wins the day. In the end, though, does a catchy phrase actually change your situation or ‘win the day’ when

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It’s so easy at times to get lost in our routines that we lose sight of the fact if they are significant or not.  Sometimes we lose the significance of our routine things because we do them all of the time.  For those of us who live in the middle

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Shattered Glass

When life breaks us, we all need to find handholds and I choose to believe that Christ was and is intimately involved with what occurred. I see that Christ is the ‘Hope of Glory’, Colossians 1:27 and it’s that Hope that is offered to all. That Hope is the foundation of what got me to this point in life.

I pray God uses this tiny, little piece of Shattered Glass from my life to help you find the Hope he offers to you.

The Day I Learned To Fly

Eight year old Jeff’s imagination isn’t earth bound. He dreams of flying over his neighborhood, free from the bonds of gravity – becoming part of the elite list of eight year olds who have flown.

When he and his brothers begin building a homemade go kart, he leaps on this opportunity to use his ingenuity, and make his dreams real!