This blog began in the summer of 2003 when a friend insisted that I should start one. I’ve been blessed by the love of a wonderful family: Diane . . . Matt (a physician in Abilene), Jenna, Reese, and Ellie . . . and Chris (a freshman at Abilene Christian University). And of course, the memories of Megan (1984-1994) still surround us. I love guacamole and fajitas, baseball, Lord of the Rings, Princess Bride, Jimmy Buffett, CCR, the Eagles, the Zoe group, the Cardinals, fresh seafood, hiking, cycling, triathloning, coaching little league, etc. I am living evidence of God’s patient pursuit. And I’m enjoying teaching freshmen at ACU, working with a ministry called “What Really Matters,” and will soon work full-time for Pepperdine University. Yes, we could have moved to Malibu. Yes, we’ve decided to stay in Abilene. Really. “Why?” you ask. Many reasons. By which I mean two granddaughters!