Sweetwater Haven is a special desert refuge on the outskirts of northeast Scottsdale, Arizona.

Years ago I discovered an image on an enormous Eucalyptus tree that reminds me of Our Lady of Tepeyac (Guadalupe).

I think it's interesting that the oil from Eucalyptus trees is commonly used in many pharmaceutical products to stimulate immune system responses. It is also used to relieve symptoms of influenza and colds, has antibacterial effects useful in the treatment of respitory infections, and has anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualties. Vick's VapoRub, the stuff that your mom probably spread on your chest as a kid, is a perfect example.

I'm a Catholic father, husband and typical guy who spends a lot of my spare time outdoors, running, hiking, thinking and praying on my continuing journey of conversion.