Don’t let good intentions slip away. If there’s someone you’ve meant to get to know, that you meant to talk to, or hug, or tell that you love them, do it today.
Hearth To Heart
(That title is an answer phrase just made for the daily Jumble puzzle.) I was out of bed early for a trip to the bathroom, then back to bed, drifting off again, when Mark, getting ready for work, popped in the bedroom doorway. He set something on the stand near my head – a newspaper, [...]
Though blue is one of the most popular colors and is said to cause the body to produce calming chemicals, it is considered one of the least appetizing. Green, brown, and red are the most popular food colors. Blue food is rare in nature. Food researchers say that when early humans searched for food, they [...]
A box of Daffin‘s chocolate sits within reach of my bed. I want you to know I don’t over-indulge. One chocolate piece a night suffices. I started eating from this box, a two-pound assortment, shortly after receiving it as a birthday gift at the beginning of May. In mid July, I’ve just now moved to [...]
I typed this week’s column in an overstuffed chair in our adult Sunday school room. Upbeat feelings inspired me as the sounds of Bible school flowed through our old church. The building’s potential is seldom utilized due to lack of people. Classrooms that once were filled with every age group when I was a kid [...]
When a good thing doesn’t come to an end, it is still ever subject to change. In 1971, the fall I went off to college, Masterpiece Theater began its first season. I didn’t find time to watch any of the first productions: The First Churchills and The Six Wives of Henry VIII, among them (I [...]
Lines of traffic backed up along the road in the rural area leading to the Blossom Music Center. We should have allowed more travel time. We pulled into the parking area minutes before show time and fast-paced the trek toward the amphitheater. On the first Saturday night of summer, from the stage of Blossom Music [...]
Summer has arrived. The longest day of the year has passed. When summer solstice approaches, the noonday sun rises higher and higher in the sky on each successive day. On the day of the solstice, it rises an imperceptible amount, compared to the day before. In this sense, it “stands still.” “Solstice” is derived from [...]
At the recent Memorial Day ceremonies, I was pleased to see most everyone in the crowd show respect for our flag, with hand over heart standing when one passed by.
Temptation jumped from a bulletin board at our local grocery. “Free hamsters to good home” headlined pictures of two available live balls of fur.