Don’t Mess with My Peanut Butter

Normally, I am a rather calm, cool and collected person. Actually, creditors trying to collect things from me, mostly money, are responsible for this and I have been officially collected. If I could only just collect my thoughts, but the pieces are too small and too few.

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For Sale: One Lying Bathroom Mirror

Nobody enjoys privacy more than Yours Truly. I confess I am not a very happy camper when that privacy is compromised in any fashion. Recently, I endured a tremendous trespass on my privacy.

One day last week, I got up as usual and tottered off to the bathroom for my Continue reading

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were going into a store to do some shopping. Her idea, not mine. Halfway to the door, I noticed a penny on the ground so, being who I am, I bent over to pick up the penny. It is a habit I Continue reading

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Our World Today . . . Nudibranches. Cute, deadly, and familiar?

Do you know about Nudibranches?   I love these little guys!  (and gals too)  My daughter and I watch underwater videos all the time just to see these fascinating, brilliant creature.  Recently I thought I’d read about them.  Apparently, there are over 3000 species of nudibranches.  They literally discover new Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to an Old-Fashioned Handshake?

I must confess I do have some old-fashioned biases. I would be the first to admit I’m not up to date on the latest fad or trend.

I come from that era that believed the well-dressed man is one that doesn’t stand out from everybody else. I’ve tried to keep Continue reading

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Everything New Gets Old Too Soon

I am not one to stay up New Year’s Eve to watch some celebrity drop the ball at Times Square at midnight. All year long I have to put up with people dropping the ball so I’m not going to make a special effort to watch somebody drop another ball. Continue reading

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What It Was, Was Fruitcake

The period between November 1 and January 1 happens to be my favorite time frame. Oh yes, there is the idea of Christmas and Christmas presents and all of that. I certainly enjoy Christmas with my family and friends.

As the oldest person in my family, (I will never mention Continue reading

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Do Christmas Temptations Really Count?

All my life I have been careful about succumbing to the temptations of life. I have not always been successful and have fallen into some. Oscar Wilde famously said, “I can resist anything except temptation.” We all know the end of his life.

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Testing Life

(Proverbs 4:13 NIV)  Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.

Life would be so much easier if teachers didn’t give tests.  They could just stand up there in front of the class, tell us what they know and we could Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions That Work

cockerAs January 1st kicks in, and 2014 rolls out, many of us are still scurrying, trying to pull things together for the holidays. Barely recovered from preparations for Thanksgiving, maybe you’re looking forward to an anticipated and well-deserved rest after all the festivities.

And also, like so many others, Continue reading

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The first two of the four ‘moons’ weren’t blood-red

A popular current teaching is that an eclipse of the moon will herald the Second Coming of Jesus. John Hagee proposed in his best-selling book, Four Blood Moons, that one of the four lunar eclipses in 2014 or 2015 would fulfill the Bible’s predictions concerning the return of the Continue reading

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Hanging On

(Hebrews 3:6 NIV)  But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.

If you have ever picked grapes off the vine you know that some grapes are ripe and come Continue reading

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Naughty Is As Naughty Does

It is the time of the year when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is busy doing 101 things in as many directions: cookies to bake, presents to buy, Christmas cards to address and send and a thousand other things I probably am not aware of. My job is to Continue reading

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Salvation For Mr. Banks

Hope Without Christ

By Charles Mosley c. 2013

I paid for my ticket and hurried to auditorium one where the movie was showing.   The previews were still showing so I hadn’t missed the start of the movie.  I would get to see all of Saving Mr. Banks, a movie about Continue reading

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The Early Turkey Gets the Gobble

I awoke a little groggy and made my way to the kitchen only to be confronted by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. There are times to confront her and then there are times to run the other way. Being in such a groggy state of affairs, I was not Continue reading

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