Melody of the Mountains

Melody of the Mountains

I am a woman of passion, a warrior of sorts, and there is a song written by the mountain winds that play continuously in my mind. It’s the sound created as it weaves through the pines and carved-out canyons. It’s a melody without words or unidentifiable notes....
Clearing the Drain for Change

Clearing the Drain for Change

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26 Ranch work entails a diverse amount of responsibilities, one of which is clearing out the...
The Curtain of Hurtin

The Curtain of Hurtin

The sun announces itself through my naked window, awakening me before my wind-up alarm clock plays “Love Story.” It’s 1978, and I’m getting ready for high school. A heaviness comes over me as I walk down the familiar hallway to my mother’s bedroom, hoping to see that...
Where Grieving Moms Roam/Desolation Mountain

Where Grieving Moms Roam/Desolation Mountain

There is a mountain well-known to climbers, yet no one has any inclination to seek its peak. It has a very unique and delicate beauty about it. Rumor has it that many don’t survive due to its unstable terrain, the mysterious obstacles, and unpredictable weather. Some...
It’s Just a Machine

It’s Just a Machine

We’ve all been driving down those hot, dry, and desolate parts of the highway, noticing those unfortunate souls broken down. We’re human, so the first thing that comes to mind is, “Oh my gosh, I’m so glad it’s not us!” Typically, we assume they have a cell phone, and...