I was brought up in a small rural community in the Texas Panhandle. I have worked on the family farm and ranch most of my life. I have been married to Teague since July 30, 1983, and we have three children. Easter of 2001, I was received into the Catholic Church. I was raised and baptized in the Church of Christ. I am a meat and potatoes man, but over the years I have come to appreciate chicken, spaghetti, rice, and yes, even casseroles. In the fall of 2006 we decided to quit farming, and I now have a new job teaching finance, economics, and investments at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
In 2001 Claude Edward Johnston (Papoo) encouraged me to start writing an email newsletter, I called Mary Mail. In 2007 Edward Ryan Johnston my brother in-law has encouraged me to make Mary Mail into a blog.
This is a collection of my thoughts and musings since 2001. I pray that I could be like the Blessed Virgin Mary and point others to Jesus.