Any Given Saturday

Okay, it’s Saturday morning. It’s been raining for forty days and forty nights. I awake at 9:30. Clothes are strewn all around my bedroom. The bathroom is trashed. The sink and tub are funky. Downstairs is even worse. My dog has been throwing up for a whole week. I try to clean the spots and … Read more

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Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future

Ad: One of my favorite stories for the holidays is “A Christmas Carol” written by Charles Dickens. Since childhood, I have been fascinated by the ghosts of past, present and future, and the humanization of a man who thought better of himself than he really was and how humble he became by the end of … Read more

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Restaurants

Web //–> onmouseover=”window.status=””; return true;” onmouseout=”window.status=””; return true;” > border=”0″ width=”468″ height=”60″ > Whenever one plans an outing or food for that matter, the first thing that comes to mind is a restaurant. Presence of innumerable food shops and eating places has always been a part of our social lives. The restaurants, a French … Read more

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Forming A Love Map While Dating

Web //–> While driving faster than the speed limit on the highway may get to your destination faster, is it worth the risk? Rushing through dating can be just as risky to your emotions. While some people believe that marriage is the only way to decide if a relationship is the right one, the … Read more

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Act Like Somebody!

Web //–> When Sheriff Andy Taylor sent his young son Opie off to school on “The Andy Griffith Show,” on at least one occasion his parting words were, “Do a good day’s work and act like Somebody!” This may sound odd or even pretentious to the modern ear, but in the South in the … Read more

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Web //–> onmouseover=”window.status=””; return true;” onmouseout=”window.status=””; return true;” > border=”0″ width=”468″ height=”60″ > When I was growing up in the 1940’s, I loved reading the children’s fantasy stories by the English writer, Enid Blyton. They led me into the world of make-believe, and I soon had a strong belief in the powers of the … Read more

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Diamonds: Mighty Minerals

Web //–> The diamond is so timeless that it outlasts even the longest marriages. Diamonds began to be mined in India around 800 B.C. Before the Middle Ages, diamonds around the world were seen as protective objects against evil or good luck charms, and valued for their ability to reflect light. According to an … Read more

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More Than Just A Hand: Helping Single Parents in Creative Ways

Web //–> Thirteen years later, I remain a single parent. And, over these past years, I have thought of many ways others can help single parents beyond the need for groceries, financial help and babysitting. Some of these ideas come from those who have helped me or other single parents I come in contact … Read more

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Pilgrim’s Prognosis

Web //–> A couple of weeks ago the man who mows my yard left a note on my door saying unless I paid him more money he would no longer cut my yard. Not wanting to be a victim of highway robbery, I decided I would try to mow my rather steep hill myself … Read more

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You Don’t Have to Sparkle to Be Chosen by God!

Web //–> You don’t have to sparkle to be chosen by God! He is the One who puts the shine on you! God often chooses outcasts and foreigners to glorify His Name. The big misconception that you need to have a righteous or holy background to be chosen is wrong. The only prerequisite to … Read more

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