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A “life and death sitchyation”

A “life and death sitchyation”

Roscoe Sneezelweed had a pretty crappy weekend here in Stump County. Miz Roscoe was washing dishes last week and she gave her wedding ring to Roscoe and told him to…

Thank You God For My Spoon

Thank You God For My Spoon

My middle child, the older of my two daughters, was only two when she ended our blessings for our food with her own words: “…and thank you, God, for the…

Cinderella

Cinderella

This reporter’s all-time favorite Disney film is the wonderful Cinderella. I remember, as a child, collecting cardboard cutouts of the beautiful pumpkin-shaped coach, the horses that pulled it, the fairy…

In the Sweet By-and-Byproduct

Yesterday, I was checking out the website of a church in another state, clear across the country, because a friend of mine is considering visiting that congregation.  They are a…

Grand-brat Education, Newfangled Gizmos and Modern Parties

Grand-brat Education, Newfangled Gizmos and Modern Parties

The daughter just called to complain that I was teaching her son questionable information. Last month the Grand-brat (age 4) asked why the leaves fell off the trees. Since I…

How Would YOU Feel?

How Would YOU Feel?

Are you teaching your toddler empathy? That’s right, you begin to teach empathy at the very earliest age. When her little chin begins to wiggle before she starts to cry,…

What I do when it’s cold

What I do when it’s cold

In the thirty minutes or so that passed during New Dog’s walk Tuesday morning, the clouds changed from fluffy, scattered and tinged red by the rising sun to filmy and…

Stimulating the Economy

Stimulating the Economy

Well, the local politicians just took out a big loan of something like 800 dollars to stimulate the Stump County economy. Based on the theory that “Those brats can’t vote,”…

The Foolish Heart of a Pastor

The Foolish Heart of a Pastor

  Today, we find the Word of God taking a very human form.  Paul is so frustrated with false teachers in the church that he resorts to name-calling and foolish…

Dressed to Greet, Smoky Memories and Putting On

Dressed to Greet, Smoky Memories and Putting On

This weekend we’ll be going to my high school reunion and I’ll see some people I haven’t seen since the last reunion. It’s always nice to see where they are…