Betty J. Slade

 

  • Making the best of life

    Mongo and Wench. Sounds like a gunslinger and his gun-toting side piece from the Old West. Those are also the adopted names of a couple who road into Pagosa a few years back, infamous on the international stage of gunslingers in Cowboy Fast Draw. As the sun set on their careers, these two found themselves as retirees, new characters in roles they never saw themselves playing. Mongo and Wench Miller have filled their new boots well and are absolutely charming. I perused the Gunslinger's Gazette l…

  • Finding your voice

    “Don’t sound like a grandmother with all your emotional Christianese when you talk to him,” my son said reprovingly. “Then what do I say?” One of my grandsons called me a couple weeks ago. He is an up-and-coming screenwriter in Hollywood and on a mission to make a difference in the movie industry as a Christian author. He just finished a new script and asked if he could send it to me. It felt special to know that my grandson was entrusting his creative work to me, so I told him to email it over.…

  • Touch of the Master's hand

    Imagine being touched by God and seeing his face. There is only one face we worship and adore and his name is Jesus; a face when seen unveiled allows us to see Him in all His glory. At this time of the year, we see the many faces of Christmas - music, bright lights, presents, busyness, family and smiling children. I sat across from a woman at a friend's house. Her smile was electrifying. I said to her, "Your smile is beautiful. It is undeniable that your heart has been touched by God as it shows…

  • When you're gone, you're gone - no offense

    Have you ever experienced the disconcerting feeling of being irrelevant? Like the world has moved on without you? Or, when people talk about you as if you’ve left the room? It makes you want to say, “I can hear you. I’m still here.” My Sweet Al and I are certainly not ready to go, but for the last few months, we’ve been letting go. Friends and family said, “You need a trust.” So, we gave in and started the process. After all, it’s not for us, but for those we will leave behind. We sat and listen…


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