A Touchstone of Faith

A Touchstone of Faith

A touchstone is a fine-grained piece of jasper used to determine the purity of gold by the color of the mark it leaves when rubbed against it.  We have faith in the mark.   We also use the term in other aspects of life to describe the standard by which we judge...
Road Trip to Waco

Road Trip to Waco

Taking a road trip with the purpose of creating a YouTube video to share with family is a different experience.  Normally, going on a road trip at our house involves having a different goal in mind, such as visiting with family or friends, with the ancillary goal of...

The Evening That Came To Soon

Habits Habits in our daily lives can be lost when someone we know dies.   This is especially true if the death involves a family member with whom we developed a daily habit in our life.   Kelli Burbank Hysell is my sister-in-law, who recently passed one evening.  I...
Talent: You Have It!  Share It!

Talent: You Have It! Share It!

If you live the solitary life of a mountain man you will likely spend most of your time in the wilderness.   You’ll be surrounded by moose, elk, deer, bear and other animals found in places where few venture or witness.   You’ll  likely live by candlelight, or the...
Fruitcake For Everybody!

Fruitcake For Everybody!

My unintended task – which I started on a whim and doesn’t exactly involve fruitcake – is to write at least 500 words a day on any subject for 32 days straight.   This is somewhat like the photographers challenge of taking a photograph every day for...

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