Worthy Servant

March 25th, 2019

We buried my father-in-law last week. He was 87. The first time I met him was the day I asked for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Kathy had a black and white picture of her parents as young newlyweds on her apartment refrigerator. Then he was a strapping 20-something Navy pilot with a big…

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Last Chance

February 28th, 2019

Part II of II When I shared the news with a close friend that our pastor is being investigated for alleged abuse of children years ago, he said: “Your religion is shaken and your faith is shattered.” I’m 58 and a cradle Catholic. I went to Catholic grade school and high school, kept attending…

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Revealing Truth

February 27th, 2019

Part I of II Last week the Pope, Cardinals, Bishops and others gathered in the Vatican to address the horrible abuse inflicted over decades on innocent victims by thousands of priests. I first became aware of this situation in the ‘90’s when we were living in DFW. A priest in the Dallas diocese –…

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Cowboy Up

February 24th, 2019

A couple months after we moved to Houston 20 years ago, people at the franchising company where I worked kept talking about ‘Go Texan Day’ and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Having attended a couple of those in Ft. Worth, I was like, ‘Meh.’ The next year, my boss gave us tickets and…

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Childhood Memories

January 29th, 2019

When Kathy’s parents moved into assisted living four years ago, at their request we brought back to our house furniture that had belonged to her grandmother. We also cleaned out her childhood bedroom… discovering her mom had saved a lot of things that once belonged to Kathy: grade school report cards; childhood books; high…

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