November 17, 2018

What is your reason for being, and are you prepared to take action when needed?

At this season of the year, we hear familiar holiday songs. The old carols are especially uplifting. But there are other classic songs that stir wonderful memories.

Do you know the song “Slei...

November 10, 2018

As a boy living with my parents, we occasionally drove out to the Texas country-side for a daytrip. When lunchtime came, we would look for a large tree by the side of the road to drive under and have our picnic. Back then, there were no roadside parks or Buc-ee’s. Grea...

October 20, 2018

When David Mazurek bought the Michigan farm in 1988, he noticed a large rock was used to prop open the barn door. The previous owner said that he had found it in a back pasture sometime in the 1930’s. He did not know where it came from, but had joked that it must have...

July 28, 2018

Do you remember the story about the young man who joined a monastery? His first day the board of elders informed him that to be a member, he had to take a vow of silence for three years. But every year on his anniversary, he could say two words. After the first year, h...

December 1, 2017

It’s Christmastime – Jesus is born! What a wonderful season of the year in Texas. It can be sunny and hot, or it can be freezing and cold. Or it can be all of those in one day!

Question: When did churches in pioneer Texas first celebrate Christmas?

The Southwest Texas Ri...

November 24, 2017

Do you have strong beliefs and unequivocal principles? If so, how do you share your opinions with others? Here are two examples of people sharing their persuasions with me in an invasive manner, but I am over it now, almost, sort of - not!

One evening, my wife and I wer...

November 17, 2017

With all the excitement of the recent World Series (Go Astros!), there was a phrase that was occasionally used by the game announcers. As a few players would step into the batters’ box, the announcers would say that they had been “struggling at the plate.”

This phrase r...

August 18, 2017

Are you curious about things? The other day, a friend and I had a deep conversation about grandkids, politics, knee-pain, and getting old. Then he said, “Dave, do you know how to stay young?” I immediately thought of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, who sought for...

April 7, 2017

Have you played Scrabble lately? Are you looking for some sure-fire words to stir up the conversation? You have come to the right blog. Here are some authentic and awesome words that will make you Royalty in Scrabble-ville.

1. Kiddleywinkempoops – That was the name of t...

May 20, 2016


Thank you for your supportive comments about my blog on Texas history. It has been my intention to tell true stories that explain how God impacted the people of early Texas. Covering this subject without special mention of the native indigenous tribes would be a mista...

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