An Outstretched Hand

An Outstretched Hand

  Sometimes the world seems cold and harsh, but a caring person can put a warm glow on even the worst  situation. Because we are human, we don’t always make the wisest choices in life and those foolish choices can land us in a bad situation. From time to time, we are all in need […]

A Frog, a Toad, and Life

A Frog, a Toad, and Life

A frog and a toad have inspired generations of children and adults.  Although they existed only on the pages of books by Arnold Lobel, these small amphibians taught real life lessons. Frog and Toad were friends and never a day went by that one didn’t go visit the other and, over a piece of cake […]

Does It Really Have to End?

Does It Really Have to End?

Does the Story Have to End? The following is by a guest blogger, my sister-in-law Linda Day. This was published a few years ago, but it’s always fresh and new. Haven’t we all felt this way? Reading wasn’t always an enjoyable pastime. Being a tomboy and growing up in a rural area, more interesting adventures […]

A Friendly Face

A Friendly Face

A friend who invites you in for a cup of coffee, someone who puts aside her own problems to listen to yours, the warmth of knowing somebody cares. It’s a cozy feeling, a comfortable feeling to have a friend like this. Darcy, Flora, Ned are like that. A reader can visit them any time; she […]

Winter’s Wildscape at Night

Winter’s Wildscape at Night

The bushes in my backyard, green and flowering in warm weather,  become gray, drab sprigs in the winter. The birds don’t mind. When moonlight silvers the yard, they crowd deep into the thick twigs, twittering and chirping, discussing the day’s happenings,  content to be hidden by darkness and their stubbly cover. A few wild, forest […]

Refrigerator Love

Refrigerator Love

  Your refrigerator may be a shining white or stainless steel beauty. It probably is not a bulletin board, like mine. My refrigerator holds perishable food items on the inside and dear-to-my heart items on the outside. Pictures, quotes, Bible verses, more pictures, children’s handprints, priceless works of art, all together in happy, carefree abandon adorn that […]