Books to Cut Their Teeth On

Books to Cut Their Teeth On

    I ended that title with a preposition but it sounds stilted to say, “Books on which to cut their teeth.” Don’t you think? Anyway, sometimes what with all the iPads and tablets and laptops, I fear for the good, old-fashioned books, especially children’s books. That is, I fear until I go into a […]

A Visit from a Leprechaun

A Visit from a Leprechaun

This is a re-print of a St. Pat’s Day post I wrote a few years back. It’s still a good memory for me. Kindergarteners are eager to learn, have good imaginations, and the neat thing is, they love a game of make-believe. I’ll always remember this leprechaun episode and smile. “God needed laughter in the […]

Buz, the Hill Country Fox, Conclusion

Buz, the Hill Country Fox, Conclusion

This is the conclusion to Buz, the Hilly Country Fox. I hope you enjoy it and maybe read it to a youngster in your life. Slipping from bush to rock, Buz followed the shepherds. Every once in a while, the shepherds would pause and point to the sky. At last, they stopped in front of […]

A Warm, Secure, and Comforting Story

A Warm, Secure, and Comforting Story

Do you ever just need to retreat to some place warm and secure and comforting? I do. Yesterday, the doctor diagnosed my painful leg as having arthritis. Oh, bother! It was definitely a doughnut kind of day. Now, it is doubtful that refined, white sugar is good for arthritis, but doughnuts are a comfort food, you […]

The Weakest, the Smallest, the Most Innocent

Today is what has been designated Sanctitiy of Life Sunday.  Since January 22, 1973, more than 57 million of the weakest, the smallest, the most innocent Americans have died legally in the United States of America. It is hard to write this without crying. Babies are miracles, made in the image of God. They should be […]

A Tale of a Magnificent Tail (and how it got to be that way)

A Tale of a Magnificent Tail (and how it got to be that way)

This is the shortest day of the year. In fact, according to those who know, it arrived at 4:44 a.m. CST. I was awake to welcome this momentous moment. True to custom, as I have every year for a while, I’m going to present the story of Buz the Fox. It’s a Christmas story and […]