And Then It Was Summer

vacation-149960__180Summer is my favorite time of the year. It makes up for the nastiness of winter, the cold and the gloom, not to mention the snow. The only place I like my snow is on a postcard sent by some family member up North where they have all the kind Continue reading

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Don’t Drive While Painting Your Nails And Who Is Running This Country Anyway?!

I learn a lot from my kids.Exposition "Genius Loci" (Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venise)They teach me something all the time and in turn I try to throw them some upbringing along the way . . . seems only fair. A couple of years ago, my daughter was not even 6, we were driving in town and Continue reading

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Where Have All the Fathers Gone?

Around this time of the year, my thoughts wander back to my father. He has been gone quite a spell but his memory lingers. I often wonder what he would think of what is happening in our world today if he were to come back.

I grew up with a Continue reading

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I’m Totally Tired With El Negativity

I will admit throughout the years I have had my negative moments and some negative rants. I know nobody can be 100% positive. I am 100% positive they cannot be 100% positive.

That being said, I think to have a positive outlook on life makes life happier, and who doesn’t Continue reading

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A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind

Is it just me or has the whole world going crazy about diets and exercise?

This came to me sometime this week when I was having trouble sleeping one night. I was tossing, turning and getting grunts from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage.

I decided to get up and Continue reading

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Rubio Warns of Christian Persecution Over Same-Sex Marriage

Fox News Reports: RUBIO WARNS OF CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION OVER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

“In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., flips the debate on gay marriage saying he believes that pro-same-sex marriage activists will soon turn from labeling individuals as homophobic to labeling the entirety of Christianity and Continue reading

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I May Be Odd but One Day I’ll Get Even

I must admit that I am not a great one in answering questions. It may be I do not hear the question correctly, or someone will ask me a question and I give an answer to another question.

I am beginning to think that I have a little bit of Continue reading

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Those Magnificent May Flowers

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were sitting on the back porch admiring the close of the day. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting together drinking coffee, glad that another day has quietly slipped by.

Out of the clear blue sky my wife said, “Aren’t those flowers just Continue reading

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Thank God I’m a Country Preacher

I was born and raised in the country for which I thank God every day. At the time, however, I did not know how good I had it.

I was always hearing how great and wonderful city life was. The school teachers raved about all the excellent entertainment, museums and Continue reading

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I’d Give Her a Piece of My Mind If I Had Any To Spare

I do not know if grouchy comes with old age or if in old age you are too weak to subdue it. I guess it does not really matter because I am having a little bit of trouble along this line. My grouchy seems to be getting out of control. Continue reading

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When Did Cute Stop Being Cute?

I was rearranging some bookshelves to make room for a few new books when it happened. I was in for a surprise and did not quite know it. There behind some books on my bookshelf was an old family photo album I had not seen in years.

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Discerning Spiritual Warfare

I don’t know what brought you here, but my search has taken on an even rhythm, different from the urgency I once felt. Before, I felt alone but now I know there are so many others who want to return to the Bible and stay with its principles and illustrations Continue reading

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Why Grin When You Can Laugh out Loud

I am of the opinion that standing in line is not a career although I have been so employed most of my life. If it is a career, I am not applying for any employment.

I have searched colleges and universities and have yet to find any of them offering Continue reading

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Christmas Star: Comet or Occultation?

Christmas Star: Comet or Occultation?

 

By David S. Heeren

 

At least two recent studies have resulted in findings favoring the 2 B.C. occultation of the planets Jupiter and Venus as the astral object that has come to be known as the Christmas star. Are these studies credible or Continue reading

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Preparation and execution of my income tax return

April 15th is the time of the year when Americans can communicate with their government. I cannot testify for anyone else, but I look forward to this marvelous opportunity and I am careful not to waste it. This year, for example, so much has happened to me since last year Continue reading

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