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If we hear and have no faith, then what we hear is never clear.


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He went out and sat by the sea

He thought about you, and he thought about me

His reflection shown on the surface clear

A reminder of his purpose here

A blue dragonfly lands, and a ripple flows

Oh, Father, let your people know

The cross I bear, the blood that's shed

In your name, let all be led

To see, to hear

Amazing grace draw near

Holy Spirit, understanding give

Doing for others is Truth to freely live





I need sunshine. The snow was beautiful. I'm thankful the ice storm did not reach us this go-around. The sunshine is a sweet promise that God knows me and provides for me. I'm waiting for Spring & Summer when the warmth soothes me and the new life comes forth.

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:13-14









Real Places


Representing the Hale County Historical Commission, I am currently involved in the three-day Real Places Conference Preserving Texas History hosted by the Texas Historical Commission, many sponsors, and the Friends of the Historical Commission.


Real Places


Pictured is one of the conference sessions I attended. Below are each of the sessions I sat in on. A tired mind and lots of great information!


  • Opening Reception—"Lone Star: Tall Tales from Deep in the Heart of Texas" with Montopolis
  • Breakfast Keynote: Made by Us: Millennials and Gen Z Powering the Future with History
  • Capturing Undertold Stories: Historical Marker Alternatives at the Local Level
  • No Business Like Show Business: Historic Theaters and Downtown Revitalization
  • Lunch Keynote—The Power of Connection: Creating Meaningful Visitor Experiences in a Digital Age
  • Understanding and Investigating Finishes
  • Road Scholars: Attracting Niche Audiences with Your Unique Highway History
  • The Virtual Cemetery: Creating a Digital Experience at Oakwood Cemetery
  • Awards Banquet Keynote—Protecting Preservation: National Support for Statewide and Local Efforts
  • Breakfast Keynote—History’s First Draft: A Special Texas Monthly 50th Anniversary Panel
  • Archiving the Asylum: Demystifying and Preserving Mental Health History
  • Denton Revealed: How a City and County Pulled Off Preservation Month Together
  • Lunch Keynote—A Look Within: Re-Discovering Texas Interiors


Happy Weekend!


Backing Up


Backing up to 2010, I was browsing photos and did not remember this one. We were preparing for the coats to be gifted to our community. Ron Warren was leading. My mother, Lorena Dayton, and her sweet friend, Robert Matthews, are there, ready to help. My mom's birthday was the 26th of January. She would be 93. 




So many wonderful people in this photo. What a blessed and fun ministry time!