Monthly Archives: January 2014

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (February 2014)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014. It’s quarter to three in the morning, and I should be sleeping; but Facebook, Words with Friends, Candy Crush, Pet Rescue, and good old Dr Pepper are keeping me awake, as usual. I try to get on a normal person’s schedule, where one sleeps at night, stays up during the day, […]

You May Be Killing Your Beloved Pet

We once had a beautiful Sheltie named Lassie. She was, by far, the smartest and most amiable dog I’ve ever had the privilege to know. One day, when my daughter took Lassie outside to do her “business,” she noticed that Lassie was limping on one of her front paws, every now and then. She called […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (January 2014)

Friday, January 24, 2014. It’s a nippy 29 degrees, with sleet covering everything, here in Louisiana. I’m bundled up in my robe & slippers, and I have my bathroom faucet dripping, to keep the pipes from freezing. I sure hope that works, because we have another 24 hours or so of this! My poor checkbook […]

Could My Faith Face a Gun?

My mother always warned me about traveling alone at night. But, although I was an adult, and always a dutiful daughter, or what’s known as a “compliant child,” I never heeded her advice in this particular matter. And late one night, I came face-to-face with a startling reason why she had often issued her dire […]

How to Catch a Boy with Books

During the middle of my senior year in high school, my parents suddenly announced one evening at the supper table, that we would be moving from New England to Indiana. To me, it seemed like the end of the world. I was a straight-A student, on the cheerleading squad, dating a hulking and handsome football […]

Retired from Keeping the Peace—Now What?

I am praying for you that “the peace of God, that passes all understanding, shall keep your heart and mind, through Christ Jesus, our Lord.” I know that, because of what you saw throughout your career, the evils of fallen man may seem more real to you than the goodness of God. But I can […]

The Brotherhood of Christians, Jews and Muslims

What many don’t realize is that Christians, Jews and Muslims are all brothers, created by the one true God and father of us all. The Muslims are descendants of Abraham’s first-born son, Ishmael, the child born of Abraham’s extra-marital union with Hagar, who stood in for Abraham’s previously-barren wife, Sarah. The Jews are descendants of […]