My list of blessings

My list of blessings

I’m reminded each year about this time of all the good people we have in our community. Something about cold weather and holidays seem to bring ...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Final thoughts on Europe

Final thoughts on Europe

If Australia was about finding acceptance of myself, then Europe was about challenging that self. It’s only been one month but man do I feel as ...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Prayer for Sutherland Springs

Prayer for Sutherland Springs

Abba, Father, One of Your churches in America has come under attack again, and I can’t begin to fathom the sorrow and pain being felt by the peo...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Turkey, without a side of food poisoning please

Turkey, without a side of food poisoning please

With next week being Thanksgiving, I thought I would share again about one fateful holiday year. For the last 14 years, I’ve been blessed knowin...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Slim at the Pearly Gates

Slim at the Pearly Gates

From a few years back: There was once this old cowboy by the name of Slim who died and came before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. St. Pete tells the c...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Thank you

Thank you

I just don’t know if a person can say thank you enough. I bet I have said thank you a million times over the past few weeks while planning and b...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Art + chocolate = Brussels bliss

Art + chocolate = Brussels bliss

My original plan was to explore Brussels on day one and journey to nearby Ghent or Bruges on day two. Instead, my body insisted that I sleep all after...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Summer salesman

Summer salesman

My wife, Katherine Ann Hubbard Barnett was born to Edward F. Hubbard and Katherine Elizabeth Hubbard on May 14, 1946. Although she was born in Fort Wo...

November 8th, 2017 |  


What do you think about childless restaurants?

What do you think about childless restaurants?

The other day I saw a news story about a restaurant out of Texas that had banned children. Not just banned after certain hours, but banned them entire...

November 8th, 2017 updated: November 9th, 2017. |  


Frog fiasco

Frog fiasco

In my many years as a district court judge in the State of Oklahoma, I have presided over several cases which were highly publicized in our area and i...

October 27th, 2017 |