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ALL CREATION

I grew up in Northern California, where my family attended a small church that met Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings and even Wednesday nights. If the church doors were open, we were there. First to arrive – and typically the last to leave.

And at every service, we sang hymns. These hymns were the first songs I ever knew, and they shaped a lot of my ideas about music and singing. Continue reading

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WAKING UP

Isn’t it Spring yet? Unfortunately, the answer is “no.” At least, not for another few days (March 20, to be precise). It has definitely been an unusual winter here at the Riggan Ranch in Idaho – and probably wherever you are.  This … Continue reading

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MAKING A LIST, CHECKING IT TWICE

Julie: “Can you pick up some cream cheese for my Alfredo sauce recipe?” Me: “Sure. Need anything else?” Julie: “Well . . . we could use some salad veggies. And fruit. Maybe ice cream?” Me: “Okay, I’d better make a note.” … Continue reading

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MY LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH FALL

I love fall. The cool temperatures, the autumn colors, the rain (yes, I actually enjoy being outside in the rain). But in truth, I have a love-hate relationship with this time of year. I was in my yard on Friday … Continue reading

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SIN COSTS

At the Riggan Ranch we have ten baby lambs right now, all just a few weeks old. It’s always entertaining watching them scamper around the pasture – never getting far from their mothers, of course. Throughout the Old Testament, God’s … Continue reading

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RIGGAN RANCH – THERE'S A GOAT ON YOUR BACK!

My daughter Emily’s goats have had seven babies this Spring, and one of them has become particularly attached to her…

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PUPPIES, TOADS AND LEARNING THE HARD WAY

My son’s black lab, Blackberry, recently had 11 puppies. I remember when she was a puppy herself, and Josiah was teaching her to do things like fetch and sit. At that age, there was always something new to learn. One night, … Continue reading

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PUPPIES AGAIN! RIGGAN RANCH UPDATE

My son’s black lab Blackberry had her third (and final) litter several weeks ago, and soon the puppies will need to go to their new homes. If you’re nearby and would like to inquire, just comment below or use the … Continue reading

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HERE WE GO AGAIN: PUPPIES AT THE RIGGAN RANCH

For the third (and final) time, our pure-bred black lab Blackberry has had a litter of puppies. Eleven puppies, actually. They’re still tiny, and their eyes aren’t open yet, but they’re awful cute, as you can see. Rhino needs to … Continue reading

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NOT EXACTLY A SABBATICAL…

Back in January I made a decision. I made up my mind that 2013 would be a lighter year for my music career. Of course, next year I’ll be back with a new record and a lot more touring, but for … Continue reading

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