Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I'm so excited.

Beth here. I just had a friend call me and tell my our book is out in the stores. Run out there and get it. I might not sound modest, but God did such a wonderful work for Tyler, Riley and me, that I can't help it. My brothers tell me I'm too bossy, but what can you expect from brothers?

As for Tyler's complaint about chaperoning all those teens. That lock-in has a major effect on the teens who come. I think Riley discovered that. He found friends and a support system for high school.

Have any of you been to a lock-in?

The picture on the left is the walk outside my apartment.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I'm too Old for This

Tyler, here. Have you ever tried to corral 150 teenagers? When Beth asked me if I could help with the lock in....well, I didn't know what is was asking. I think I rather go on patrol with my army unit than do that again. Guys don't scream and squeal when they see each other. I ducked and took up a defensive position when I was standing in the lobby of the activity building at church. Nothing--let me tell you nothing, could prepare you for an experience like that. Have any of you chaperoned a group of teens? How were your nerves afterward?

Of course, Beth did the job.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Hey, my name's Riley. My brother, Paul, was a friend of Tyler. They were in the same unit. My brother didn't come home. It's hard. Tyler and my mom thought it'd be a good idea if I went to Second Chance ranch to watch and help with the kids who went for equine therapy. Sometimes, mom smothers a guy too much.

I didn't like going. It's wasn't cool of a high-school freshman to be scene at this place, but looking back, I'm glad they made me go. Dogger adopted me. And when I went to the lock-in at Beth's church, well, I killed everyone in miniature golf. They didn't know that my brother used to manage a miniature golf place and when I stayed with him after school until mom got home from work. Paul tried to play dad after our father was killed in a car accident.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

We're back

Beth here. Sorry for not posting, but I had an emergency trip for work, and if I'm not here to oversee things, well...I'll say my boys, Tyler and Riley sometimes don't pay attention. You know how that is. Of course, the only one who kept it together was Dogger--the dog.

Okay, if the boys won't talk, I will. As I recall, Tyler in the beginning had that look in his eyes and said, "Stay away from me. I don't want to talk." Now, what could be more tempting for a woman who is the 'little sis' than to fix that attitude. He just should've had a sign on his chest "I need fixing." Well, any good and upstanding girl couldn't resist. Could you?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Friend and Buddy

I thought I'd introduce you to the matchmaker of this book. Dogger. This is a bud who loves me just as I am. I don't explain how I feel or why I'm feeling bad that day. He loves me, doesn't mind my moods. He's mighty selective in his friends. He enjoyed the guys in my unit in the Army, but wouldn't settle down with anyone but me and my best friend, Paul Carter. Paul didn't make it home. Both Dogger and I miss him.

Friday, March 2, 2012


Tyler Lynch, here. I met Beth when I came to her brother's equine therapy ranch. I have a dog--a mutt I found in Iraq. He's a choosy character. He doesn't make friends easily. He growled at my old fiancee and she returned the favor. That's why she's my ex.

"Dogger" as I call him, decided he wanted to introduce himself to Beth. It was kinda of awkward introduction. I was surprised, but couldn't fault his taste in women. I noticed Beth the minute she showed up at the ranch to volunteer as a sidewalker.

Beth said I needed to include a picture. Well, I think she needs to return the favor.