Lighthouses have always fascinated me and I have felt drawn to them for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it is the symbol of hope that they offer to those who have drifted and lost their way. I have often dreamed of being a...

Sitting with family in Baylor’s impressive Ferrell Center, Carol and I watched Matthew, our third child, walk across the stage to receive his masters degree diploma in computer and electrical engineering with a secondary degree in mathematics. I will confess to getting a little emotional at...

Christina had an insatiable appetite for reading, she loved books with a passion, and I am grateful. One of my favorite memories was placing a pajama clad Christina on the baby seat of my bicycle. Not even old enough to walk, we rode to Taylor's book...

A few days ago I received a phone call from my son Matthew as he exited his last class at Baylor University. He acknowledged that the completion of this class capped off twenty continuous years of study and that he was now ready to take...

I've always loved flying kites. Perhaps it is the utter unpredictability of it all, the realization that I really have no control over this object that can sail so beautifully in the sky or come crashing down at any moment. Oh, I can tie a...

I loved traveling to LA this week, reuniting Carissa and Matthew before they both start semesters at their respective schools. For me, it was an opportunity to not only see Carissa whom I last said goodbye to in Annecy France, but to also continue my...

  I am so thankful to sweet Jacob today for allowing us to love on Ollie the last 2 years of this special little dogs life. Ollie was blessed beyond measure to be adopted by the kindest girl a dog could ever hope to be adopted...

I love photographs and the special memories that are stored deep within the images. I am so grateful that I have generously held the shutter down during the holidays, capturing moments both silly and solemn. I love candids the best, creating images that bring back...

  It seems like only yesterday that I was sitting in the football stands screaming my head off every time Marshall stepped onto the field. Oh yes, I cheered for everyone but my greatest thrill was when the Saints opted for the two-point conversion. Knowing that Marshall would...