Former student, teacher loved and missed

By Lynn Moncus Although I was not privileged to be a parent, I was most fortunate to be a teacher and to have so many wonderful students through the years. As a teacher, I always drew a magic line between the students and me to let them know that we were student and teacher instead […]

Be prepared should be motto for everyday lives

By Debra Whittington Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 The recent fires that devastated residents in southern California should serve as a wakeup call for all of […]

God is there in every season

By Debra Whittington Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11      Even though the calendar doesn’t officially declare that summer is over and it is now fall, the weather states otherwise. The cool, crisp mornings […]

Giving way to herd instinct is long way from easy chair

By Aggie Moncus The slave decided I, Aggie, could do the writing this week because she was otherwise occupied–meaning she was too lazy to do any extra thinking. She and I really have had some good times on our Sunday walks of late because the weather has been cooler and more comfortable. She even decided […]

What a little digital dueling among friends?

By Lynn Moncus Many of us have been enjoying the presence of Harold and Kathy Nichless because they just naturally add a lot to our lives. Some of you may remember that Harold is the cause of my having all these gadgets to play with because he thought I needed to stretch my mind and […]

Life on short leash

By Lynn Moncus Because several of you were kind enough to call, the slave finally decided I could do the writing this week. She tends to get carried away and forget that I have my own fan club and that I need to write frequently in order to stay in touch with them. Besides she […]

10,001 lessons froma flying fruit

By  Leonard Lauriault As a child, I was taught to keep the sink clean, rinsing it out after I used it and never leaving anything in it, if possible, because others shouldn’t have to see my mess or have something unnecessarily in their way when they needed to use it. Consequently, I’ve tried to teach […]

Swallowing a large dose of pride help life’s medicine go down

By Lnn Moncus Being without words is a kind of unusual for this woman from Ima, but that is not really any stranger than being introduced to new habits after all these years. Obviously, we must continue learning even though we think we are beyond the age to learn any more. Some of the new […]

Friends nurture healing

By Lynn Moncus Life certainly can change a little rapidly at times and sort of leave us wondering just what happened. This woman from Ima learned more about our medical facilities than she ever wanted to know when the body decided to slow her down. Few people have been as fortunate as I to have […]

Got God?

By Leonard Lauriault Recent advertisements have asked questions or made statements about what you or I’ve got. The question came from two standpoints: either I’ve got something I know you’ll not want to be without or I want something I’m hoping you want to get rid of. The first “Got” ad I remember is, “Got […]