The Value of Rest and Resilience

September 11, 2018 by George Fritts

I stop at the red light and my subconscious internal monologue floods into focus: “When am I going to wedge in that phone call?…I’ve got to remember to respond to that email…oh no, what’s that text about?…man, I’m thirsty—I need to be drinking more water—maybe then I would be able to lose this extra weight […]

Submission to God: How it Relates to Mental Health

September 7, 2018 by Amy Holley

I grew up with many of the same dreams as a lot of little girls in America. I have often pictured myself “marrying the prince,” having children’ and a successful career such as a dentist, lawyer, nurse, or police officer. Throughout the years, I have changed those many times and even gained new dreams. Three […]

A Tribute to MeeMaw (Joan Whitener Andrews b: March 7, 1920 d: August 20, 2018)

August 22, 2018 by George Fritts

My MeeMaw passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, letting go of her last breath while holding the hands of her children.  She was ready.  Sharp witted until the end, but robbed of speech, she nevertheless communicated that she was satisfied with her life.  As much as I would love to recount all that this woman accomplished […]

13 Lessons Learned While Building a Bathroom

August 18, 2018 by George Fritts

How did I spend my summer? Well, a good portion was spent taking an unused corner of an unusually large mud room in our new house and installing a third bathroom.  While I necessarily outsourced a lot of the more technical aspects, most of the heavy lifting was done by yours truly.  As with any […]

The Dilemma of the Flag

June 28, 2018 by George Fritts

It’s easy to think about flags this time of year.  From Memorial Day through Independence Day we have plenty of opportunities to witness Old Glory snapping in the breeze. I love our flag.  I can’t remember a time in my life that I wasn’t inspired by the sight of it. I was privileged to wear […]

Minipost: “Driven To Refusal”

June 13, 2018 by George Fritts

I can’t believe how much time I’ve let pass since I have updated my blog! It’s no excuse, I guess, but about a month ago we rather unexpectedly picked up and moved down the road about three miles. And just to make the process more interesting, we went on vacation right in the middle of […]

Pruning and New Growth

March 31, 2018 by George Fritts

Last week, spring came to north Texas. Ok…I know, astronomically speaking, spring came to the entire northern half of the globe last week. But in north Texas, spring specifically means that the iconic bluebonnets have been spotted, ushering in pleasantly warmer weather and wave upon wave of wildflowers…at least until we get to the withering […]

Cars and Change

March 2, 2018 by George Fritts

Of all the things that have captured my attention over the years, two have held it for as long as I can remember: human behavior and classic cars. My favorite class in high school was an experimental (at the time) class called Peer Counseling. I majored in Human Factors at the Air Force Academy (how […]

On Mass Shootings

February 16, 2018 by George Fritts

Second blog post. This will be the kind of post that no one will like. It won’t go far enough for some, and I guarantee it will go too far in uncomfortable directions for others…maybe even me. Generally speaking, those who are trying to establish a blog will actually attempt to attract readers… Hmm… well, […]

Rockets, Roadsters, Risk, and Beauty

February 8, 2018 by George Fritts

I really thought my first blog post was going to be about how car restoration and counseling relate to one another—I’ll get there eventually—but I cannot get this week’s launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket out of my imagination. For those that have not heard, Elon Musk, the flamboyant entrepreneur who brought the world Tesla […]