the secret to the easy life.

  Get ready for what may be the shortest story in GloryStory history. { Y’all know I can’t say anything in less than 500 words usually. } Want the secret to the easy life? I can tell you because I know it, although I confess it has taken me almost 50 years to figure it out. I don’t want you to have to ride the struggle bus as long as I did, so I’m just { read more… }

when God’s timing takes 18 years.

  Most of you know that I spend a great deal of time in prison each week. Thankfully, I am able to come and go. Grin! Although I’ve been going to prison for almost five years, I still get asked the same question often. “Why do you go?” And, my answer is still the same after all this time: When I’m behind the fences, I have a front row seat to see God at work. Last { read more… }

what happens when we belly crawl.

Lula has decided she is a hunting dog. As soon she gets her leash on, it’s nose down and single-minded determination. Brad claims Lula has jumped several jackrabbits and cottontails, but I have yet to witness this skill, However, I thought I was going to yesterday when she was on the hunt in this tall dead grass. She didn’t just have her nose down, she had her whole head in. And when she didn’t immediately find { read more… }

the only thing to fear.

Remember when we were younger, and we thought we’d be so much smarter when we were older? We’d have this gig all figured out, and life would be a cinch. I was certain I’d know all the answers. But truth be told now, I’m not even sure I know or understand the questions. Things I once clung to, I’m no longer certain still hold true. I’ve found myself questioning much and arriving at fewer and { read more… }

worth fighting for.

I know when I write this I’m opening myself up for criticism, but please do not feel compelled to write and tell me how awful we are. We let Lula, our golden doodle, eat people food. There I said it, and I owned it. I know, I know. It’s a terrible thing to do, but she’s just so stinking cute that I can’t help it. Even Brad, who was the strict disciplinarian in our home, can’t usually { read more… }

one word to change your life.

Want to change your life? You can with just one word. Because a single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can a catalyst for changing and enriching your life. For the past nine years, I have had a word for the year. Just one word. I don’t exactly remember how or why I started doing this, but in 2008, I did. The word for 2008 { read more… }