A Walk Down Memory Lane

Memory is a blessing. How many times have we thanked God for the gift of memory? Not that we remember everything we want to, but can we imagine what life would be like if we had no memory, even short term? It is something I had not even begun to appreciate until I was caring … [Read more…]

Shift Out of Neutral

Your vehicle may have the finest of equipment, but if the transmission stands in neutral it will never get you anywhere. Neutral is good for the car wash, or coasting, but if you need to get somewhere you shift out of neutral. The word neutral means “neither one thing or the other; indifferent.” There are … [Read more…]

About Loving the Leash

What dog loves a leash? What colt loves a halter? What calf loves a noose around its nose? None! Of course not. All want to be free. Who loves a mask? Who likes the restrictions we have to follow to keep safe? The answer is the same: none of us love it by nature, yet … [Read more…]

Good Intentions Are Not Enough

A lesson from the beans. Pole beans are very good long term bearers. They start making beans early in the season and keep at it well into the fall. We plant the seeds along the base of racks so that the vines have support as they grow, and the beans are easy to harvest. The … [Read more…]

The “Fuzzy” Search

Never heard of it? I hadn’t either until the last update to our Bible program arrived. Right up front it was highlighted as a great new feature. A Fuzzy search. Of all the useless ideas that people can come up with, I recall thinking to myself. What could be the worth of a fuzzy search? … [Read more…]

The “Word” TRUE

Words communicate meaning. If they don’t they are useless. The “new’ idea that a word is however you want to define it may satisfy an individual but it doesn’t communicate a true thought or idea. A few terms in our language are absolutes. TRUE is one of them. You can change it to mean whatever … [Read more…]

Fully Equipped

magnificent Creator and Designer. People call it evolution? They just don’t want God! They don’t want to think of a power or authority above them! Look at this tiny creature, the Issus Leafhopper. From a human standpoint we would say it is impossible. A tiny creature like this leafhopper, only about a quarter inch long, … [Read more…]

The Night Life Will END

If there is anything I despise, it is a centipede. To go down to the basement in the evening and come upon a centipede—no he doesn’t bother you. He scoots for his life so fast that you can hardly see him go. But he was there enjoying the place, until I entered. A lot goes … [Read more…]

“I Forgot” ☹

How many times during the past week or month have you said, “I forgot”? I found myself saying it just yesterday, after I had put a pot of beets on the stove to boil then left the kitchen to work on this lesson. When I came back to the kitchen and found the mess, my … [Read more…]

“Come Back”

In some areas of our country when you leave a store or a place of business the person who waited on you may say just as you are leaving, “Come back.” It is a courtesy to let a customer know that he or she is welcome to return, and give them more business at a … [Read more…]