Category Modern Society

NON-TRADITIONAL WAY TO MEET YOUR NEW NEIGHBORS: CALL THE LAW ON THEM

Explanation: Yesterday, I saw a vehicle that I didn’t recognize in my new next-door neighbor’s’ yard, while they weren’t home. The two unfamiliar occupants of the vehicle proceeded to hook up to the lowboy trailer in the yard, then, drive a four-wheeler and a new riding mower up into it. With all the thefts in […]

The sacrifice of Abraham

Facebook Tell-All

What is it about Facebook that makes ordinarily quiet and reserved people perfectly willing to share intimate details about themselves, sometimes even including confessions about criminal activities. I think it has a lot to do with a false perception as to the reality of the Facebook audience. Posting to “Public” feels like these personal secrets […]

Don’t Say Farewell to Welfare

The current population of the United States (2016) was 324,118,787. If those figures are correct, then 46 million is roughly 14.2% of the men, women, and children that make up the current population. If you subtract the 4.7% unemployed (those filing unemployment claims BASED ON THEIR WORK), that leaves 9.5%, presumed to be disabled, indigent, elderly, including […]

Rosh Hashanah and the Mourning of Muharram

The Brotherhood of Man I have written in the past, concerning my understanding of the shared ancestry of Jews, Christians and Muslims (Arab) through Abraham, as described in the Bible. On Monday, I posted about the significance of Rosh Hashanah for Christians.  This morning, I noticed that one of my calendars showed Rosh Hashanah and a Muslim […]

A Word for Those Who Lay Awake at Night Wondering What Tomorrow May Bring

Every day, programs on TV, radio, and electronic media-feeds bombard us with news of the latest threats and attacks, both foreign and domestic. The stock market surges and crashes. And the weather seems to grow more intense with each passing season. We might even be experiencing difficult relational situations at home or at work. Today’s […]

Shattered Glass

Before the spinning, out of control, the shattered glass flying,  and my brain rolling upside-down… I’d set an alarm to wake myself from dreaming, splash water on my face, and throw on my fashion of the day, as I downed dripped coffee, and dash into the frenzied machinations of the weekly blur of the marketplace. […]

Carson versus Trump

I have noticed that many Americans today are enthralled with the sharp-tongued boastings of golden boy, Donald Trump. He seems to have an answer for everything and everyone.  But, this brash and flashy billionaire doesn’t impress me. On the contrary, Mr. Trump’s empty, but emphatic, rhetoric rivals that of the notorious snake oil salesmen of […]

Jill of All Trades (or How to Turn Manic Depression and A.D.D. into a Plus)

I’ve held over 20-something jobs in my working life… .

I’m So Glad I Grew Up with Animals

“Happy birthday to you.  Happy birthday to you. You look like a blah-blah… And you smell like one, too!” I remember hearing and singing this ditty as a young child with my friends, then, laughing and chasing each other around in fun. The ironic thing is, I probably did often smell like some kind of […]

Can I Have One, Please!

Many parents have heard the urgent pleadings of their children, who have become ecstatic, in the blissful hopes of having a pet of their very own, to love and cherish. No thoughts of emptying clumps from dirty litter boxes, nor of bathing a muddy pooch, nor even of mucking out a smelly stall, can mar […]

What Children and Animals Can Teach Us

Children can teach us how to love freely.  Animals are often quite accepting of those very different from themselves.   Baby humans AND baby animals have great value!    Dogs can teach us about unconditional love and forgiveness.    Even animals know that bonding with someone else makes life worth living. Both children AND animals know […]

On Grief and Comfort

   (Photo courtesy of K-Love, Scott and Kelli)   I could not have known that, on July 29th of this year, I would be paying the price of love, and entering my own passage through grief. My youngest sister, Becky, died suddenly, after battling with mystifying illnesses—and mis-diagnosed symptoms—off and on, for years.    Her […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (April 2015)

Sunday, April 19, 2015. Spring has sprung, as they say, in all its fine glory. And, it’s a very welcome time of refreshing, renewal and change. One spectacularly nice sign of renewal has come in the form of an owl nest in our yard. As my husband climbed up a ladder to the top of […]

To My Jewish Friends

Before Yeshua, Gentiles were godless people, or worshipped false gods, which are no gods.   “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV) But now, true Christian believers worship the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, whose […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (January 2015)

Saturday, January 3, 2015. I tried something that have haven’t done for a few years: I set some New Year’s resolutions. One was to begin using the Neat scanner that I spent $400 on, two or three years ago, to faithfully scan in all my receipts. Another was to stop spending days on end in […]

Turbulent Times Made Worse by Irresponsible, Slanted Media Reporting

Turbulent Times Made Worse by Irresponsible Media Reporting I have watched Scott Pelley’s commercial for CBS News, asking, “Is it right? Is it fair? Is it honest?” for months, and I have finally decided to locate this article that I had started this past summer, because I have become more incensed over time, with the […]

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

Thursday, November 20, 2014. I’m watching the sun come up again! I’ve been up all night again! My poor, faithful cat, Buttons, is waiting patiently for me to exhaust myself and drop into bed. You’ll notice that I have on my snowflake pajamas, in honor of the temperature dropping to 29 degrees yesterday. Today, it’s […]

Normandy Remembered

One of THE best things I have ever seen!!! Boy on the Beach at Normandy Video (Click the link to view the video.) This father did an amazing job of teaching his son about our great and sacrificial heritage. (This is far different from our current [and selfish] “no boots on the ground” stance regarding […]

How Godly Men Treat Their Wives