The Day I Met Derek Jeter

The Day I Met Derek Jeter

I have always loved baseball.  When I was 7, I could tell you the name, team and statistics on most any player in the Major Leagues.  I studied my baseball cards constantly.  Because Mickey Mantle was from Oklahoma, I became a life-long Yankees fan. I have enjoyed...
I’m Ready!

I’m Ready!

It was Saturday, February 1, 2014.  I had gone up to Enid to visit my Dad in the hospital, arriving at 8:30 a.m..   Like the principal he was, he reported that he had already had to straighten out one of the nurses for having a bad attitude. When the complete report...
99% Hannah + 1% KaLeigh=100% God

99% Hannah + 1% KaLeigh=100% God

I have learned a great deal about leukemia lately. A high school classmate is dealing with it in Boston, a former patient of Jennie’s has had some miraculous results in Memphis and a member of our former teen group is celebrating his 30th birthday after being...
Can We Talk?

Can We Talk?

A few months ago, I accepted an invitation to go to a monthly dinner for graduates of my hometown high school. There were some people present that I had not seen in thirty years or more. A strange thing happened when I tried to talk to the people who were present....

I Can’t Wait

I have never been good at waiting. I struggle with waiting for a table at a restaurant, waiting to get my computer fixed and waiting on the mailman to arrive every day. It is not because I have not had practice at it. I grew up during a time when almost every cereal...

I Never Saw It Coming

In May 1982, God gave our daughter back to us. At one point, she was given six months to live if the ovarian tumor she had removed proved to be malignant. Through a number of miraculous moments, I knew that Jennie’s life was going to be special. My guess was...