"What do you do for a living?"
"I murder babies, all day long, and I do so legally. It's part of a woman's health, you understand. Our leaders in DC determined it to be so."Read More
There was no one around but a male desk clerk sporting a ponytail. I’d heard the men were wearing those things out there, but I’d never seen one. A few of the hard-core Indians back home had long braids, but they were supposed to. This guy was my Dad’s age.Read More
About 1982 Cathy Hutchison came to work for Dad and me in our fledgling ministry business called Lifetime Guarantee. She was Cathy Barnes at the time and was the first person to join our staff. There were three of us in three rooms, so we saw a lot of one another.
I don't have enough superlatives to convey the contribution Cathy made. She was a superb employee and fantastic team member. Today, she is one of my friends and I want to share her with you. She recently did some very courageous work that you will appreciate. More about that in a moment.
She'll laugh out loud when she reads this blog post and recalls.... One of her contributions was that she introduced us to the Age of Technology. We purchased a computer that came in its own carrying case. It had a green screen that was about 6X8 inches. It operated on floppies, was heavy as the dickens, and ran an operating system that no longer exists. Cathy named the computer, Fred.
Fred intimidated me--like driving a stick-shift automobile in England intimidated me. But Cathy and Fred got along famously. Cathy introduced Dad and me to Fred. She was patient, to say the least, and thousands of pages later, the rest is history.
Cathy and I have remained friends. She is a wonderful woman, creative, intelligent, thoughtful, and truly gifted as an individual and professional. She works in marketing, writes a blog, teaches yoga, is married to John, and she walks with Jesus Christ.
Recently, as part of a community arts endeavor, Cathy shared part of her story. We discussed the presentation a bit as she prepared. She was worried because God isn't mentioned. But you know, God isn't mentioned in the Book of Esther either. Sometimes, living your life in a thoughtful an examined fashion is more compelling than what you say.
I want to share Cathy with you. Here is a link to her presentation.
Instead of sending my report to a few, I decided to post my notes here. Enjoy! And for the curious, only one fish was harmed in the catching. All the others are presumably still eating salmon eggs.Read More
Each man labors under the weight of his own burden--except for David. He carries his own as well as the yoke of grief that every man, woman, and child under his care feels. Alone with the weight of the world, the fire illuminates his warrior face.Read More
It's not hard to see how some of David's most meaningful Psalms were penned during the days described in chapter 30. And I'll tell you right now, I am going to sit next to David at dinner one of these days and get the unabridged version of the chase scene.Read More