Category Archives: parenting

California Highway 36

Today, we leave the town of Red Bluff, California and travel west for what our GPS says is roughly three and a half hours on California Highway 36, a little-known piece of the state highway system that passes through the … Continue reading

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Gone fischin’

Hikin’ to the top of a mountain Drinkin’ water from a cool, clear stream Watchin’ the sunset and talkin’ to God And knowin’ He loves me.                  from “Simple Pleasures” by John Fischer … Continue reading

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Isaac’s turn to sleep

Funny thing happened to me on the way to the Catch. I was reminded of a picture book my wife, Marti, made for our granddaughter, Jocelyn. It’s about a huggable stuffed leopard we gave her named Isaac, and an imaginary … Continue reading

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Drive-by

A funny thing happened on the way to the Catch this week. I was involved in a drive-by … birthday party! It was for our daughter-in-law who turned 40 this week. Unable to arrange for the big gathering he wanted … Continue reading

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Anna of Arendelle

A funny thing happened to me this time on the way to the Catch. I ran into Princess Anna of Arendelle. Not the animated version from the Disney movie, Frozen, but the real princess — the younger sister of Elsa, … Continue reading

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Purple camels and walking trees

Let’s face it, kids have it all over us adults when it comes to creativity.  One of the requisites of a creative mind is the ability to see things from a fresh perspective. This is where the kids come in. … Continue reading

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Making God sad?

Jesus loves me, this I know, “… and in the in-between time …” For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong; They are weak but He is strong.   Jesus loves me—loves me still, Though I’m very … Continue reading

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When eternity breaks in on us

It’s impossible to live near L.A. as someone who writes every day, and not write something about Kobe Bryant this morning. You would have to be an alien who just landed on this planet to not know what went on … Continue reading

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