It was a week of a lot of brokenness
January 25, 2015 “I might break your camera.” I’ve lost count how many times people have said that to me over the years, cautioning me just as I’m about to snap a picture. more »»
Another chance to get it right
January 24, 2015 The Sassy Saint wandered downstairs, wrapped in a blanket and her hair standing up every which way. One eye was half-open and she mumbled something incoherent as she stumbled toward the kitche. more »»
Who is the blind man?
January 18, 2015 Background Passage: John 9. 1-38; Specific Passage John 9. 1-5 Key verse: 9. 5b "but that the works of God should be revealed in him. more »»
What to write about during the lull?
January 18, 2015 It had to come sooner or later. My days of attending Christmas parades, recognition dinners, honorary breakfasts and holiday celebration luncheons are over for a time. more »»
A surprise honor for a local veteran
January 11, 2015 A common thread is woven between the group of former military men who meet each month to enjoy a cup of coffee and lots of companionship and understanding. more »»
Family adventures with gingerbread
January 10, 2015 The Heathenish really wanted to build a gingerbread house. He had missed a good bit of our holiday baking, because of sports and Scouts. I didn't want him to miss out, so I bought a kit. more »»
Some tough decisions on great desserts
January 4, 2015 The tireless senior citizens who work out with the Silversneakers group at the YWCA, instructed by Flora Ver Straten-Merrin, came together in a Christmas celebration luncheon in December. more »»
Further proof I am no video game master
January 3, 2015 The children received lots of things I didn't understand for Christmas — video and board games (why did they modernize Clue?); those books that look like really long comic books and read backwards (... more »»