New Site. Same Me.

Howdy readers!  Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve updated.

After my grandma died last year, I took some time off the internet.  After the break I came back refreshed and ready for the world.  Little did I know that the 2016 presidential election would be the strangest of my life time thus far.  All of the political intrigue caught my attention in the crosshairs.  I’ve had a lot of thoughts about current politics and I found that my other blog was better defined for such commentary.  The Blessed In-Between is the new blog and I do hope you come visit.

This new blog is just more of a hodgepodge so that’s where I’ll be posting from now on.  Eventually I’ll delete this blog, but as they say, nothing ever leaves the internet.  I know, pretty scary.

Thanks so much to those of you who subscribed & commented!

God Bless!


Puppy Madness

If you’ve ever had a puppy you know they are irrepressibly fun. They are certainly more work & require constant training and effort. However a properly trained pup makes for greater ease later for both dog & guardian. Most important though is safety, and training dogs as early as possible to walk well, behave, and obey provides enduring protection throughout their lives.

As a dog sitter who takes on pups on an exclusive basis only, my job is to reinforce good training. Patience is key. A puppy can wear even the most loyal guardian down. Recently I said to a client “relax & allow your dog, and yourself to make mistakes.” This means sometimes…every so often…let the puppy have their puppy madness.

Miss Bay gave us a serious smile with her exuberant puppy self. Because we live in a quiet neighborhood with little traffic we got to let Miss Bay run around on her leash and have a crazy adventure…for about 5 minutes. The dog got a few minutes to be a pup and we got to enjoy it.

As you can see even our dog Angel let Miss Bay have her moment. Yes, training dogs isn’t easy, but when they get to have at it within the confines of loving obedience, life just doesn’t get much sweeter.


Now That I’m Here…

This is a blog that’s been on my mind for a long time but now that it’s time to write my first post, I’m a bit…umm…well flustered.

My wife and I thought since our lives are interesting and dare I say unique, that a place to share our adventures both emotional and in the world, would be nice to do in the form of a blog.  The person currently typing this is me, but my beloved colors everything that will go onto this e-space so I may say we a lot.  Now you know.

This is probably a good time to actually say something of interest.  Something that will make you the reader think “oh how glad I am to have stopped texting so-n-so to read this lovely blog” but I think there have just been too many posts inside my head to lay even one of them out until the time is right.  So instead I’ll just list topics that I’ll likely write about on here and ask you to stay tuned.  Thanks for being so nice about my inability to write a dramatically intriguing first post!


Jesus, Dogs, leaving 12 step recovery, being same sex married and Christian & how that intersects, books, movies, food, false teachings within the church, living in Portland, general life topics, and yep…more Jesus.

If for some reason you have stumbled onto this post, please pray for this blog.  My prayer is that I avoid the temptation to judge others when I share events or emotions and that I keep the Lord first in all my thoughts and actions.

Hopefully the next post will have an actual topic.  Until then…

God bless!church crosses