Hi, and welcome!! My name is Jeff Rab. I’m originally from the Texas Gulf Coast and now live in East Texas with my wife, Janet. I’m a very lucky man! Janet is one of the kindest, most genuinely sincere people I’ve ever known!
We have a large family. Between the two of us we have eleven children. Yep, that’s right. It’s not a typo, 11 kids! With eleven children and a quickly growing multitude of grandchildren, there’s always something going on! There’s always something to do, always something to see, always a skinned knee, always a bruised heart. At the same time, there’s always energy, laughter, love, and entertainment!
I currently work in the area of Human Resources in my “second career”. My first career was in the mental health field as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Both are right in the middle of the wonderful, ever-changing, bubbling, boiling pot of people that are almost always the same, yet so vastly individual and unique! It’s fun! In fact, I wish people watching was a job!!
It’s watching people when the simple moments of life seem to take you by surprise. It’s the day to day events, the activities of seemingly ordinary people with extraordinary qualities, that brings character to regular routines. The most commonplace, even mundane slivers of the day often have the most profound meaning! Maybe it’s because in those moments, faith, work, character, and people, they all intersect in the cross hairs of the scope of life. And that’s what I write about, life.
Some of what you read on this site will be light and humorous, maybe even cause you to laugh out loud. Other stories will be deep and painful. Some will inspire, while others put a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye. There are stories about my faith in Jesus Christ, which is the ultimate guide of my life, and at the same time, there will be thoughts on how little things in life make big things happen. There are stories about family, friends, local people in my area, all who make it a unique, wonderful place to call home.
I must, however, confess. I used to know an awful lot about life. I had an answer for everything.
Not any more. Maybe it’s maturity, or maybe it’s just a bit of wisdom, but these days, I have few answers. In fact, I have far more questions than answers.
Here’s what I do know. Throughout this family friendly blog, there are several common threads. First, God is in control. Second, kindness is king. Third, there is hope, even in the middle of the deepest, darkest pain, there is hope. And lastly, look for, grab, enjoy, even laugh in this moment, for this day shall not pass this way again.
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Enjoy the moment,