Showing posts from October, 2018

Changing Seasons

I moved to Terrell on July 3rd.  In the weeks to follow, I was well aware that we were setting records in the region of temperatures over 90 degrees.  We didn't get this kind of heat in the mountains.  The forecasters say it is a trend, many years in the making, and will probably continue for awhile.

I rationalized, that maybe winters will be more tame compared to the mountains.  We will see.

This past weekend was a turning point of sorts. It was the first morning in the 30's in the fall (the week before had some warm days that were above average for this time of the year).  There was a light frost on Monday, with seasonal weather during the day.  It is Fall, though there are still lots of green leaves to be seen.

Will there be some warm days ahead?  Probably.  Will we see some chillier weather?  For sure.  Will winter be here before we know it. I suspect so.

All this to say, the seasons are changing again.  It is something we can count on, about every equinox.  The days shor…


We get this question a lot about our new home: "Are you settled in yet?"

I am sure that when I answer the question, it is awkward at best.  I guess I don't want anyone to think that this was easy and uneventful as moves go.

Truthfully, we were settled in our new home very quickly.  We may still have had a box or two sitting around the house for awhile, but after 10 years in our last house, there were some boxes and pieces of furniture that were still not in place (that may be the case here when we look back).

We were both working our regular schedules within days after the moving truck was emptied.  We discovered the community and the surrounding area in a short amount of time.  We discovered new restaurants and shopping within the first few days.  In a matter of weeks, this was home.

As a United Methodist preacher, who has moved from place to place over the years, moving and starting over is something I know how to do.  As a military brat for the first part of my life,…