Mother’s Day Gold 2018

This last Sunday, Mother’s Day, we took some friends, including some moms, up to our placer drift mine in search of a little gold. The following video is just some clips pieced together but I thought I’d go ahead and post it here.

For those of you who have read my message to moms –>> Mother’s Day Gold, this little video might shed a little more light on the words chosen in that post. The mine you’ll enter used to be a river bed where the rocks were grinding together as they ran along the bedrock as the river raged. Anyway, I hope you enjoy a glimpse into the odd little world I call ‘having fun.’




Music Monday errr Tuesday – “Speechless” – Steven Curtis

I’ve probably posted this before but if I have I must post it again. There’s a line in this song that moves me to tears even to this day. It asks the very simple yet profound question “what kind of love could this be, that would trade heaven’s throne for a cross?” After all these years of walking with Christ I have yet to come up with an answer that satisfies this question for me. Instead, as I view my own sin through the lens of time, I see a love for me that is greater and deeper than I can possibly comprehend on this side of eternity. Please take the time to ask this question for yourself. As with me, it will probably leave you “speechless”

All the Little Things That Define Marriage – Part Two

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Back in the day, I was a budding writer. I was part of the inaugural group of the “Colorado Voices” in the Denver Post.

In August of 2001, on our anniversary as a matter of fact, my piece was published.

I’d meant it as a tribute to my husband, and it means even more to me today.

So, if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to share it with you now with an update.

All the Little Things That Define Marriage

A pat on the backside. A quick hug in the hallway.

The Morse codes of romance that you learn after you’ve survived the ritual mating dance.

Once you’ve spent the requisite time waiting for the other shoe to drop and then figuring out that it’s never going to, you settle into a comfort zone with your mate. Sure, the initial wild excitement and the giddy romance are nice, but they…

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Talon’s Point of the Day -March 10th, 2016 Water or Marshmallows?

God set up boundaries of conduct for our own benefit. We disregard these boundaries, for which his benefits are contingent, to our own peril. This is true as an individual, a group, even a nation.

As a nation, let alone the world as a whole, we have dispelled with God’s boundaries and there is collective peril just outside our doorstep, all the while our house is burning. The only question that remains is “Who will you and I throw our lot in with when the voices call for burning sacrifices in the fires of our own destruction?” Will we offer the ever unwanted living water, or reach for the marshmallows?

Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.