When the Smoke Clears

When the Smoke Clears

When the smoke clears, when the dust settles, when coronavirus is a thing of the past, how will it have changed things? It’s strange that an unseen, microscopic something can so re-arrange everyday life.  For the first time that I know anything about, our huge church will be having services Sunday online only. This virus […]

Taking a Look Back

Taking a Look Back

Happy first day of winter! This is the shortest day of the year. From now on, the days will get longer and longer until June 20, which is the longest day of the year. It’s like the wise old squirrel told the puzzled little puppies in one of my favorite children’s books, “It’s like a […]

Changing Times

Changing Times

Do you ever feel that time is passing in such a whirl that you want to reach out and grab it and tell it to slow down for a bit until you can catch your breath? Change. Change all around us. In the midst of all the change, some things become more popular.  Antique furniture, […]

The Magic Wand of Time

The Magic Wand of Time

The morning is dark and cool. We’re under a tornado watch and a flood warning. Last night’s weather was wicked in many places and I haven’t yet heard of all the damage done in Oklahoma and other states. Sunday, as we drove to the cemetery for Decoration Day, we were amazed to see evidence of […]

Storm Warning

Storm Warning

The weather this morning holds no hint of winter’s re-entry; no notice that a cold, frigid storm is in the near future. Some of the maples sport tentative buds and a few bushes hint of green. Squirrels are gathering fluff for their nests and birds are looking at tree branches with an eye to building. […]

The Monster Roaming the Countryside

The Monster Roaming the Countryside

  The wind, Sunday, was a monster, tossing leaves here and there, scooting them down the street, swirling them in piles in the corners of  buildings, flinging them back into the trees. It was  cold, relentless, unfeeling, tugging at people’s coats, carrying away the furry hats, breathing its shivery breath down collars. It blew up […]

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