Cross Words: Sovereign in the silence, III

Cross Words: Sovereign in the silence, III

Last week, I wrote about a glorious king named Ahasuerus. A king who threw himself a party for 180 days, only to follow it with an after-party lasting...

March 5th, 2020 updated: March 5th, 2020. |  


A Hunger for More: The weight of sin

A Hunger for More: The weight of sin

There is a weight to sin that the eye cannot see and the mind cannot imagine. It is so burdensome that it cannot be upheld by even the strength of mou...

March 5th, 2020 updated: March 5th, 2020. |  


Salt varies in type, taste, texture

Salt varies in type, taste, texture

Salt is one of the basic human requirements and tastes. The kind and amount of salt consumed in a day vary with flavor, habit, and physical needs. By ...

March 5th, 2020 |  



Spring clean your garden

Spring clean your garden

As we walk around the yard on some of our nicer days, we walked by some of our flower beds where the snow had finally melted. It is amazing how many l...

March 4th, 2020 |  


Planning for the growing season

Planning for the growing season

It seems to me that it’s about that time again — you know, planning for the upcoming growing season. Oh, sure, we’ve got lotsa cold,...

March 3rd, 2020 |  


Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Recently I was reminded that just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should! This came to mind as I was listening to some young adult...

March 3rd, 2020 |  


Trees – topping is harmful

Trees – topping is harmful

It still shocks me when I see large trees being “trimmed” or “topped” in this day and age. Topping is the drastic removal or c...

March 2nd, 2020 |  


Par for the course? Hardly

Par for the course? Hardly

Golfing in one of the stupidest games I’ve ever played.I am not an athlete. I’ve never been an athlete. Anyone who has ever played golf wi...

March 2nd, 2020 |  


We indeed reap what we sow

We indeed reap what we sow

Editor’s Note: We’re happy to report that former weekly columnist Pat Haley has submitted the first of his “periodic” columns ...

February 28th, 2020 |  


Girl Scouts, yes or no?

Girl Scouts, yes or no?

She was my neighbor, a cute little thing who interviewed me once about my favorite movie. At the time, I liked “Thelma and Louise.” And I ...

February 28th, 2020 updated: February 28th, 2020. |