5 Things I learned from my Mother, Susan Bryan

I knew her from an early age. A very early age. The earliest wisps of my memory contain laughter and her love. At four, I vaguely remember her cradling my head on yet another ER trip to stitch a chair surfing wound. At seven, she cried when the doctors proved her right and me halfContinue reading “5 Things I learned from my Mother, Susan Bryan”

Donald and Anne Nelson

How can these two realities coexist?! One family endures some of the greatest tragedies possible while still stepping up to  form pillars of the church at the same time!? About four years back a man with military haircut and his talkative wife 😉 followed two energetic girls into our church.  Fresh in town, they hadContinue reading “Donald and Anne Nelson”

Keith Schuster. Disciplined. Dependable. Dad.

40 years ago, a US Marine left service and moved to Terre Haute to attend Indiana State University. Larry Bird put Terre Haute on the map about this time. This Marine needed a place to stay and he ended up speaking to a local banker. It turned out the banker needed help on a newlyContinue reading “Keith Schuster. Disciplined. Dependable. Dad.”

Amber Livermore. Fun. Faithful. Fruitful.

Staggering out of the test room I felt numb A biology test just annihilated me. Catching several other test victims we caught lunch. Discovering they shared my experience forced a choice between laughter and tears. Somehow we chose to laugh. Out of four people commiserating that day one remained in the sciences. We all stayed close friends. Amazing howContinue reading “Amber Livermore. Fun. Faithful. Fruitful.”

Thom Justice. Thoughtful. Tenacious. Thankful.

Several counselors told me not to move to Terre Haute in the fall of 2011. Yet, one man give me a different perspective. He is the reason I am here today (or maybe it’s his fault I’m here today.😀). I would like to introduce you to my pastor. His name is Thom Justice. He servesContinue reading “Thom Justice. Thoughtful. Tenacious. Thankful.”

Isabelle Bryan Goose. Girl. Grit.

A lot of people ask Ashley and I the  meaning behind #GooseStrong. Ashley usually rolls her eyes (at me) and then I explain. This blog will be a bit of an explanation while I share what I have learned from my youngest daughter. Goose Isabelle’s life has been full of health problems. But you would neverContinue reading “Isabelle Bryan Goose. Girl. Grit.”

Dr April Rahrig, DO. A little beyond excellent.

I love going to Chick-fil-A! It’s all the little extras. I love when they respond “my pleasure! I feel special when they bring my food to me instead of just yelling out a number. I like the flowers on the tables. I like all the little things they don’t have to do but they do. Continue reading “Dr April Rahrig, DO. A little beyond excellent.”

Paul Carey. Wisdom. Whimsy. Wherewithal.

On Father’s Day I celebrated five years in ministry. Five years is just enough time to start getting to know people in Terre Haute. It’s just enough time to start to make a difference.  What about 36 years? In 1981 a man named Paul Carey moved to town with his wife Sharon. Since then heContinue reading “Paul Carey. Wisdom. Whimsy. Wherewithal.”