That’s just how the Marbles roll…

Ah...a weekend.  A wonderful time to relax, unwind, catch up and prepare for the coming week.  The less on the schedule the better.  The more downtime the better. Unless you're a Marble.  By 8 AM this morning John and I decided we were already bored.  I originally had planned to head to Billings for a quick getaway with my mother-in-law, but freezing rain and blowing snow demanded those … [Read more...]

A look back at 2010

  With 2011 suddenly upon us, I want to take a moment to pause and look back at 2010.  It's been an extremely momentous and special year in the life of our family.  As John and I were discussing the coming year, and the fact that for both of us, it is our last year in our 30s, he said, "But I feel like we're just starting to really live."  Well said indeed.  So, here's a glance back … [Read more...]

Possible signs your tree is big…

1.  The tree must be pulled over by 10 kids and 2 adults while a 3rd adult saws it. 2.  More of the tree hangs OUT of the back of a full-size pickup than is IN it. 3.  The tree requires a remodel of the front doors to even get it in the house. 4.  An army is necessary to drag the tree inside. 5.  Even with the remodel, the tree still barely fits through the 5' double doors. 6. … [Read more...]

What’s going on over there?

Note:  This column will be published in the Glendive Ranger Review on Sunday, November 14th.  Although it was written to a local audience in Glendive, Montana where I live and serve, it also serves as a good introductory piece for this blog and to myself. When was the last time you got stuck in a traffic jam? It probably wasn't here in Glendive unless you count having to wait for … [Read more...]