We all learned the background and historical setting in elementary school for our national holiday of Thanksgiving. The story of the Pilgrims and the Indians sitting down for a meal together t…

I have weekend work clothes that I reserve for projects such as plumbing, painting and caulking. These otherwise-presentable garments move from the wear-in-public category to the weekend-chore…

Some years ago, a singer by the name of James Ingram sang, “Just Once”. It appears that at least one person in the relationship was trying to sustain it. The other however, may not have shared…

Now that the election has passed, we can finally focus our attention on a perplexing yet amusing automotive trend developing across South Carolina: what is the purpose of all of those jacked-u…

This year has passed by quickly, and now the election is just a few days away. For those who read this column, I’m sure you have noticed that I rarely talk about politics or social issues. Of …

Roxie and I were taking a break from this crazy time. It's a good thing I've got lots of chocolate stout in the fridge. Our happy hours seem to be getting longer and longer.

I was looking through some old papers I had saved the other day and began reading a report from George Barna (www.barna.org). I had been a subscriber of his for some years to receive regular u…

In the gospel of Mark, we find these passages of scriptures, “And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, th…

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"Hi Jim, I'm so sorry to hear about the death of another well respected human."

As Christians we often think the world does not know about God and this is the reason they go about their merry way being captivated by sin. This may be partly true as they do not understand a…

A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair back in April of 2000. His project was to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicin…

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I asked my husband to create from memory an outside shower at our beach home. This would be no problem for him to construct at all, except that he needed to create it from my memory, not his.

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Shortly after I graduated high school there was a new, revolutionary fitness product that was all the craze: P90X. For those of you not familiar, P90X is a cross-training, periodized weight tr…

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As individuals we continually invoke the name of the Lord whenever we are in trouble. Our nation is no different than we the individuals that make her who she is. President Eisenhower said: “A…

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve pretty much had it up to here— (I’m pointing to just below my mask) with our planet right now! If there’s anything more terrifying than the constant presence o…

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What is right with your life? Have you ever seriously contemplated that question? We tend to dwell on the negative. “What is wrong with my life?” is a much easier subject to deal with, or so i…

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So you’re a democrat, a republican, a liberal, a conservative, a catholic, a protestant, a baptist, an immigrant, a “never-Trump er,” or a gun-toting, flag-waving, MAGA-hat wearing, American. …

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Does anyone know what day of the week it is? I cannot keep track of the day or time. Which truthfully happens during the summer anyway, but it feels like we are day 1000 of summer.

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Has anyone besides me had enough rain for a while? It seems as if the daily forecast is rain with more rain. Does the sun shine more than just an hour or so between heavy downpours anymore? I …

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I have an excellent driving record, much to the surprise of anyone who rides with me. My heavy foot alternately jamming the accelerator or the brake results in a herky-jerky style that I have …

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July Fourth, Independence Day, we just celebrated it, well somewhat celebrated, not like in years past. After 244 years of freedom and liberty, our country still celebrates its independence. O…

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Some people know how to trowel concrete into a smooth, glass-like surface that elegantly meets the edges of a previously poured concrete surface. And other people, evidently, should stick to w…

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After looking in my closets for a needed article for my Harley and not finding it, I have concluded that we are all a bunch of packrats. Now I realize I said I was looking through my stuff, so…

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Doors are one of mankind’s most amazing inventions. We don’t normally think of a door in the course of our daily routines. That doesn’t change the fact of their importance nor of their usefuln…

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