About Me

krista1-025.jpgkrista1-025.jpgDavin Winger:

I was brought up in a small rural community in the Texas Panhandle. I have worked on davincompthe 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 2009, I finished an MBA at West Texas A&M University. In 2010, I received a Masters of Arts in Theology at Catholic Distance University (CDU).

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.

11 Responses to About Me

  1. Ryan says:

    Most folks just call me Ryan. Teachers, bill collectors, attorneys, and thems that don’t know me call me Edward Ryan…

  2. Good Evening Davin

    Thank you for thinking about me. I truly believe in everything Retrouvaille offers.

    Peace Love and Hugs from Above

  3. Debbie says:

    Hello, i just wanted to introduce you to this new catholic novelties website

  4. Theresa111 says:

    What a truly good idea your Edward had.
    I shall return again to read more.
    Happy New Year!

  5. fr. Paolo Padrini says:

    I’d like to offer this story on my application that brings the prayer on iPhone.
    I believe that prayer is Christian and Catholic from spreading. You wonder why you can publish the news and if you can spread it to your friends on your blog.


    fr. Paolo Padrini

    Vatican. iBreviary: Church pray with iPhone

    Dear Sirs,
    Editing and Friends of iBreviary,

    iBreviary, as you know, it’s a new application for iPhone,
    available from immediately in Spanish, French, English, Latin and Italian.
    iBreviary offers the possibility, in a simple way and in a perfect “Apple
    style”, to pray in mobility with the prayer of the Breviary.
    It offers besides the readings of the Mass of the Day (Missal), as well as the
    principal Catholic prayers.
    The application, realized by me together with the technician and
    developer Dimitri Giani, has got the applause and the encouragement
    of the Vatican.

    iBreviary has now reached its third updating.
    This updating brings important changes:
    – available application in version Italian and English
    – available readings in English, French, Spanish, Latin and in Ambrosian Rite
    – possibility to pray with the Compieta of the previous day

    The application is available inside the app store to the price of
    support for the developers of 0,79 cents (Euro), destinate to charity (www.dimix.it/ibreviary)

    Besides, also Facebook will have his “digital Breviary”. Its name is
    “Praybook” and it’s an available application on the most important social
    network of the world.
    The application allows to pray on line with the same prayers of iBreviary.

    Thanks for everything.

    father Paolo Padrini


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  7. Molly says:

    I don’t know if you’ll get this…I’ve been looking for an email you write you privately but no luck. So I’ll write here.
    I recently delivered a baby that didn’t not live….he was born too soon. I have prayed to Mother Mary, God, Jesus and all the angles and saints. The same people I prayed to to bless my belly with a baby. I am in so so much pain. I’m a good Catholic woman.
    I sent a text to a friend tonight that said, “I wish I could get ahold of God’s phone number” He sent a reply back saying “You can….” It’s late 1am here on the east coast…I can’t sleep…and I thought what the heck…I googled “God’s phone number…up came 3:33….the scripture” It’s brought me peace. I will ‘call on him’ It will make me be able to sleep even if for tonight.

  8. Sharon says:

    I would like to cooraspond with catholic converts from the Church of Christ and Christian Church. I was born/raised in the instrumental version of these churches. I converted to catholicism 10 years ago but still struggle with relating to my family. Most of which are in the ministry (CofC or Christian).

    I would also like to contact Fr Luther if possible. I was googling his name when I found this website.

    Thanks and God Bless!

  9. Suzanne says:

    Sharon – I would like to correspond with you on this subject. I think we have mutual friends. If you post to Suzanne on your facebook page I will contact you.

  10. Sharon Altermatt says:

    Hi Suzanne. I’m not sure what you mean post to you on my fb page. You can friend me, Sharon McNeil Altermatt and find me that way. I don’t think I can find you without you whole name.
    I’m interested in hearing from anyone from the CofC/IndeCC background.
    My folks were both born and raised in OK so no doubt we have mutual friends.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Sharon McNeil Altermatt

  11. As I am journeying to understand and reconcile my relationship to Catholicism, it is always lovely to hear about another’s devotion to it! I look forward to reading more.

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