“Will you PUULLEEZZE go outside and play?” Words I remember from my childhood. Not because I was sitting in front of a video device too long, but because I was probably playing and running throughout the house. Yes, and those words were sometimes said when it was raining. Nowadays times Read More ….
He blasted out the door with the force of a rocket leaving the bounds of earth. Rocks flew as he hit the gas pedal to speed out of the driveway. The screen door now had the bottom broken out and hung by one hinge. The front door knob had left Read More ….
I’m surprised at the number of back-to-school comments, or not-back-to-school in the case of homeschoolers, I saw on Facebook this morning. It’s mid-August. Why so early? Not only are school-aged children heading to the school building, but so are many three- and four-year-olds. Some of these little boys and girls are Read More ….
Depending on where we live or what season it is, getting ready for an emergency is often a topic of discussion. Most of us know we should have at minimum three-days of water and food, a flashlight with batteries, and the battery-operated radio (with batteries). I’m going to guess most Read More ….
We have a bushel of animals: cats, dogs, chickens, donkey, the occasional squirrel that eats the bird seed. As part of being ready includes at least some of these creatures. Have you given any thought to what will happen to critters in your family? Well, June is Pet Preparedness Month. Read More ….
Do you have a rainy day savings account? Many of us do. A little, or not so little, fund of money to be prepared for unforeseen events. Being prepared, “prepping,” is like that rainy day account. Sometimes money alone doesn’t cover emergencies. We need supplies and tools to take care of Read More ….
My grandchildren are moving into their teenage years. It’s hard to find novels that aren’t romance or vampire. Many of the books classified YA assume early dating relationships and sexual activity. There is a superficial treatment of important decisions, such as unwed teen pregnancy. If the teen likes adventure, the Read More ….
Hope. Hope is the path through the darkness of mental illness for families. We need hope to be able to take the next step, then the next one, and next one. Brenda Poinsett’s 30 Days of Hope for Dealing with Depression helps us take that next step. 30 Days of Hope is Read More ….
According to American Publishers Association’s (APA) latest numbers e-book sales are declining, down by 24.9 per cent. The same report shows a declined in hardback sales, but an increase in paperback sales. For most writers, a combination of print and e-publishing is still the best strategy. I’ll be honest; I Read More ….
O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you (Is. 30:19 NAS). In today’s noisy world, often it’s hard to hear the person sitting next to Read More ….