Getting there: thankfully

When Kermit sang “Getting there is half the fun,” he was not singing about traveling by plane.  At least, it sure isn’t fun for me.  In March, my husband and I took a trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land, specifically Israel and Jordan.   I must confess I went reluctantly.  The 12-hour flight over the Atlantic was one of the main reasons.  Add … Continue reading Getting there: thankfully

Three P’s of puppy training

“I’m not going through that again,” I stated emphatically.  “No more puppies.” My heart had been broken with the too-short time we had with Cooper.  In case you missed it, you can read about it here. Two weeks after my declaration, Rocky arrived at our house.  This beagle puppy was just as adorable as Cooper and everyone was instantly in love.  Again. The family was … Continue reading Three P’s of puppy training

Be thankful for dirt

My dirty dishes are once again piled up on the counter and in the sink.  I washed them yesterday, why do I have to do it again? Bits of leftover mashed potatoes, grilled chicken, and uneaten green beans lay on my plates.  Oh, there’s also a couple of bowls with dried on oatmeal stuck to them.  Not to mention the used utensils and the multiple cups and … Continue reading Be thankful for dirt

Should the church be called a hospital?

I’ve often heard the church described as a “hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.”  What does that mean? Most people get that metaphor from Jesus when He said to the Pharisees, who were upset with Him for eating with unsavory types like tax collectors and sinners: It is not the healthy that need a doctor, but the sick.  I have not come to … Continue reading Should the church be called a hospital?

Newspapers are not dead. . .at least not in small towns

Only I could choose a totally different career path that is going extinct.  The death of the newspaper industry has been well-documented and to my surprise, even has its own Wikipedia page. Which is why ninety percent of you don’t even read a newspaper, only what is posted online.  That’s fine.  Local papers, however, need you.  Well. . . not really.  They need advertisers. Yes, … Continue reading Newspapers are not dead. . .at least not in small towns