Yes, I said howdy to you! I grew up with cowboys in Arizona. Is it any wonder I have settled in a small town in Oklahoma that’s a lot like the little town I grew up in? No, it isn’t a big surprise.
Pawhuska, the small town / city, is the capital for the Osage Nation. Another similarity to Payson, where the Tonto Apaches live. Unlike Payson, this town is also the county seat for Osage County Oklahoma.
I came to Osage County to pastor a little church about 15 miles south of where I’m living now. That was about 22 years ago. Today, I get to do what I want to do and only what I want to do. I’m living the “retired” life.
Between 5 websites, helping friends with technology, and cantering in my local church, I get to relax daily and think about things that could get me into trouble if I were a politician. Fortunately for those around me and myself, I’m not a politician.
I started in ministry over 40 years ago, and that is still a huge part of what I’m about. But I no longer pastor a congregation. I talk with people one on one, and when invited, in any sized group. Ministry is also service to my local community. I do as much of that as I can.
I’ve found that our Creator is as concerned about one person as all mankind. I’ve been sent to one person, my wife, as well as my community and region. To my children, as well as to your children, your parents, and your grandkids. The message I try to share is timeless.
If you think you need to try to talk me out of or in to anything, you can send me a private message on my Facebook account. But please understand, I’m over 60 and its not likely I’ll change my way of life or my way of thinking, even though I am a good listener. Feel free to try, if you must.
My thoughts and wishes for you are only for good to be in your life.
That said, best wishes to you for that very thing.
I hope you have a great day, a good life, and a very happy moment right now!