Watching for Zebra (Again)

The Frio.  [I offer this encore post because I am away at the Lodge through Sunday. I expect to have new wonders to share upon my return.] What I Learned at Laity Lodge I’ve been home two weeks now, and I’m still unpacking. Not my suitcase–it’s empty and back in the basement–but my heart. I told […]

Comfort, Baked: How a Casserole Becomes Famous

It Started at Shipmates When I was a small child, my family worshiped at First Congregational UCC in San Bernardino. Our parents belonged to Shipmates, a couples’ fellowship. Many of my most enduring memories of that congregation stem from Shipmates-instigated activities. Notable among these events were Pal Week (a secret-friend type weeklong adventure that must remain […]

Interview with “Rules of Engagement” Author Kathi Macias

Ready For Some Christmas Spirit? It’s September already. The kids are back in school, the evenings carry a little nip–and before we know it, we’ll be hanging Christmas lights. Award-winning author (and friend, I’m honored to say) Kathi Macias’  latest story, “Rules of Engagement,” debuted on September first to smash reviews. Kathi was kind enough to chat with […]

Coming Up For Air

Tiny Flowers, Lichen, Oak Leaves, Stone. Along the Shore of the Frio River, Laity Lodge, Texas. A Ride Into Grace Last spring–before I knew my grandson would be in California for his sixth birthday, before I knew my son-in-law’s submarine would be in port in San Diego the last weekend of September, before I knew […]

Godspotting Birthday Giveaway!

Go Ahead, Use Sticks on Those Bongos. It’s a Birthday Celebration! Grandson Cadence, 2008.  Three Years A-Blogging Tomorrow marks Godspotting‘s third birthday. To celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride: 101 Stories of Love, Laughter, and Family. An odd selection, you say?  Maybe so. But you see, […]