Friday, September 18, 2020

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What’s your plan? (09/16/2020)

I have shrouded myself in the foulest of moods; prone to moan, gritch, and rant. I am tired of being cooped up. We are a...

Life, as I see it: Bonding

I’ve known for many years the value of time spent with my gal pals. Women need that opportunity to share and bond with their...

Watchman on the wall: You Will Not Be Burned

Isaiah 43:3 “When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze for I AM the...

Gardening Corner: Popular Pandemic Pest Notes

Pest Notes are UC IPM publications written for people who want information about pests in homes, office buildings, schools, gardens, urban landscapes, and more....

Life, as I see it: Happy Birthday, Lea

It’s hard to believe that our Lea is turning 11 this week. Yesterday, we celebrated with the last pool party of the year. The...

What’s your plan? (09/09/2020)

Yep, it just sorta came and went.  I am referring to the unofficial close of summer, Labor Day weekend, those three days of a...

Garden Corner: Winter Vegetable Gardening

Have you ever planted a winter vegetable garden? When do you start a winter garden? Why would I have a winter garden? It’s September! Why...

Life, as I see it: Pick up Truck

If you live in North Dakota you’re going to need a pick-up truck. At any rate, that has been Tom’s theory since we moved...

What’s your plan? (09/02/2020)

You might have heard it said that a family that plays together stays together. I much prefer a family that prays together, stays together....

Life, as I see it…: Grateful

Even with the restrictions and weird lifestyles forced upon us these days, there are things for which to be grateful. We celebrated grandson Kohen’s 8th...

What’s your plan? (05/26/2020)

Some things are just more important than others. I like to order matters at this season of my life as good, better, and best....

Garden Corner: Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies

Milkweed is a drought-tolerant and deer-resistant perennial plant named for its milky latex sap. It is a great host plant for many beneficial insects...

Watchman on the wall: Know what your defending

My first trip to Israel I stayed at a hotel full of Israeli soldiers in boot camp training. In Israel, it’s mandatory two years...

Life, as I see it: Twilight Zone

If you read this column you know I love a road trip. Our mini vacation to Cody, Wyoming, last week was a great get away....

What’s your plan? (08/19/2020)

Out of a multitude of ideas that could occupy my consideration, I have been gravitating toward this: change is inevitable. This adjective produces synonyms...

Garden Corner: Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies

Milkweed is a drought-tolerant and deer-resistant perennial plant named for its milky latex sap. It is a great host plant for many beneficial insects...

What’s your plan? (08/13/2020)

Some of you might be familiar with the Seefood diet? It has been the only one I have been able to successfully pull off....

Watchman on the Wall: Carrying precious seed

In 2005, during an outreach to Bethlehem, I was approached by Aglow leadership who wanted to bless Dr. K., who has a TV program...

Life, as I see it: Time for a break

Hello ( or should I say howdy) from Cody, Wyoming. We decided to take a few days to rest and relax. My son’s family came...

Garden Corner: Spider Mites

Spider mites are common pests of fruit trees, vegetables, berries, vines, and ornamental plants. Mites are tiny and difficult to see. Although related to...

What’s your plan? (08/05/2020)

I can work with the noise. Eighteen plus years ago I underwent a life-altering event: the Graduate was born. Besides all that bringing one...

Watchman on the wall: Who are “America’s Frontline Doctors”?

Last week, a group of doctors held a press conference in front of the Supreme Court sharing the success of Hydroxychloroquine in their practices....

Life, as I see it: So exciting

Cowbells clanging, family cheering, and the sight of my 9-year-old grandson and his dad crossing the finish line was more than exciting for this...

What’s your plan? (07/29/2020)

One of the distinctive highlights about the nation we live in is our Constitution. It has cost the blood of many of our native...

Gardening Corner: Spiders

Who knew there were so many spiders! Lately, I’ve seen a lot of spiders. Protect spiders in your garden because they prey on insects and...

Life, as I see it: Time well spent

Our grandpuppy Kyra has been with us this week. The little Jack Russel gal is 17 this year.  She’s a little slower now; her...

Gardening Corner: Rosemary

Rosemary officinalis, maybe not the most exciting plant on the planet, but maybe one of the most useful and versatile out there.  Water is...

Watchman on the Wall: Why NOT Singing?

“Places of worship must discontinue singing and chanting activities,” declares Governor Newsom while at the same time allowing massive protests in California with or...

Life, as I see it: Down but not out

I have one of those backs that snaps like a twig at a moment’s notice. When it hits (for no apparent reason) it’s like an...

What’s your plan? (07/22/2020)

More times than not, I sit down at the keyboard purposely focused with the end in mind only to take a somewhat abandoned side...

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