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Sunday, February 18, 2018

CLICK, CLICK, CLICK… The Sound of Loyalty and Love

There is a certain rhythm to the early mornings in our home, but none more certain and inviolable as when Sabrina, standing in the...

A Perfect Memory? I’d Probably Just Say No

Lately I’ve been thinking about memory--not because I have new concerns about forgetting to put on my pants or pick up the milk in...

Witnessing the True Definition of Grace

I am a person with great appreciation for words.  I find myself carefully considering definitions and word usage – even in the most mundane and...

Never Dig a Hole by Stan Wright

Matthew 25:18, “But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Good Ol’ Virginia Apple Butter

Well, Grandparents ARE a great thing! I have so many fond memories of my grandparents. My mother’s parents actually lived here in Roanoke, long...

Oh, Deer…!

No, this isn’t a lament about the deer that wander into our garden, devouring the green beans, feasting on kale, and nibbling grape vines...

Four Dead Trees and Counting

I have this tree in my front yard; actually it is tree number four.  Several years ago while having a sewage line repaired, the root...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Turkey Burgers with Special Sauce

By Leigh Sackett My friend Nicole gave me this recipe. She said it is FABULOUS! It is a great healthy option for that Labor Day...

Sunnis and Shiites—Lessons from Iraq

We are inundated with news masquerading as accurate information on the continuation of Iraqi violence.  Most of what is presented is slanted to suit...

The Best and Worst (perhaps) Retirement Options

Getting old is a frightening proposition my friends, and with each passing day comes another reminder of what lies ahead.  Every morning I look...