Elders’ stories reflect real history

As we age, many of us tend to enjoy reminiscing about the "dim, distant past." While we are engaged in some of our conversations, we can note that the younger people's eyes glaze over because they are rather bored with our memories and aren't really sure we actually had some of the experiences we discuss. […]

It pays to listen to inner feelings before taking action

"Trust in the LORD…He shall direct thy paths". Proverbs 3:5-6 Do you believe in divine intervention or that everything happens by chance? The last time I wrote I described the heroes and villains from the Titanic. What about those who missed being on board for one reason or another. I am sure they were thankful […]

Excuses won’t expunge sin

Children sometimes say the most interesting things. Their excuses/explanations for disobedience (not doing what they've been told or doing what they've been told not to do) can often turn anger into laughter, which can be good, although the disobedience still has to be dealt with (Proverbs 17:22). Sometimes the excuse comes from innocence. For example, […]

Texting skills could use work

I try hard to remain on the cutting edge of communication technology or at least keep the edge somewhere within my sight. However, my skills at texting are really bad. Once when I asked a coworker about texting and how to do it faster, he replied that he thought it helped a lot if you […]

Books offer trove of experiences

Last week, we visited about some of the poetry I had in my book room. Although I have one small room set aside entirely for my books, almost any room in the house could be called a book room because of the many volumes in each. Yes, I have spent a life time with books […]

Scale of casualties makes Titanic compelling still

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me"… Psalm 23:4 One hundred years ago 2,223 people sailed on the "unsinkable" Titanic bound for New York. They put their faith in the largest man-made object in the world at the time as […]

Easter Bunny still creepy to me

I've got to say I've always been a little creeped out by the Easter Bunny. Santa Claus might be a little scary to little kids but at least his looks make a little bit of sense. A six-foot rabbit makes no sense at all and freaks out more youngsters than not. I remember one Saturday […]

Poetry still tugs at my heartstrings

Not long ago, a friend asked if I had heard of the poem, "The Barefoot Boy." For once, I was able to say I surely had heard of it and even managed to quote a line. The friend then asked if I might be able to locate a copy, to which I replied I probably […]

The days encounters can have many outcomes

You just never know what you're going to get when the door opens and you start the day. Loralei Rupe Sanchez, begins the paper work to help a customer Tuesday morning at the Motor Vehicle Department at the Village of Logan. Those are the thoughts of Loralei Rupe Sanchez, as she started another work day […]

Easter Bunny still creepy to me

I've got to say I've always been a little creeped out by the Easter Bunny. Santa Claus might be a little scary to little kids but at least his looks make a little bit of sense. A six-foot rabbit makes no sense at all and freaks out more youngsters than not. I remember one Saturday […]