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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Life, as I see it: It’s Official…

It’s official. I’m a crabby old lady. For the third time now, the movers have given us a date of arrival with our belongings. For...

Watchman on the Wall: The Hebrides Revival

Off the west coast of Scotland is an archipelago called the Inner and Out Hebrides. Buffeted by Atlantic storms, it is the home to...

What’s your plan (04/22/2020)

“Bonk” is a thought-provoking term. Not one that we would often concern ourselves with. “Bonkers” on the other hand, would be more apropos. It...

Life, as I see it: Celebration

As I write, it is a Easter morning. We as Christians know this is a time of celebration indeed. This year especially, we are grateful...

Watchman on the Wall: The Church is alive

This was the first time in over 60 years that I did not go into a building for Resurrection Day Service. Instead I got...

What’s your plan? (04/15/2020)

I can’t remember the last time when there wasn’t.  The Girls are constantly reminding me that I am old, somewhat ancient (I am starting...

Life, as I see it: Day 7 of 14

It’s day 7 of our state-imposed home quarantine. Since we traveled home to North Dakota from California we must isolate ourselves for 14  days. Even...

What’s your plan? (04/08/2020)

Someday . . . certainly not today; not tomorrow and almost always any day specific. Merriam-Webster.com defines it as at some future time. Synonyms...

Gardening Corner: Gardening helps with mental health

Gardens can help us cope with life whether it’s a new global virus or personal issues. If you have a garden you have a...

Watchman on the Wall: Celebrating passover

Over 2,000 years ago Jesus celebrated His “Last Supper” the night before He died. This Passover revealed He was the Lamb of Adonai. The...

What’s your plan?

Remember to be counted!  The 2020 Census is now underway.  The positive about being counted is that you will be included, sadly it will...

Watchman on the wall: Goodness abounds

In the last two weeks I have seen such goodness in America. Neighbor helping neighbor. While my Cousin Berinda has been diagnosed with COVID19...

Life, as I see it: … and then there was Moses.

Back in the day, way back in the Biblical day, there was Moses. It was Moses’task to lead his people to the Promised Land as...

Life, as I see it: Whine, complain, shelter in place, and wash your hands…

We are living in a whole new world. We’ve been told to stay home and take care of ourselves. We don’t have the freedom...

Watchman on the Wall: My hiding place

I wake up in the morning, and things don’t feel right. Then I remember I’m under a shelter-in-place, and a big lump comes up...

Gardening corner: Tomato disease and insect problems

Blossom End Rot usually occurs in the spring. It is caused by a calcium deficiency but it does not mean calcium is deficient in...

What’s your plan? (03/25/2020)

How are you holding up?  My Thoughts and Prayers to you and all during this unprecedented season! The 2020 Census is underway.  We need everyone...

Life, as I see it: The finale

One last time. That’s what we say these days. Today, I’ll meet my gal pals Sue, Deb, and Connie for one last lunch before we...

Gardening Corner: Growing Tomatoes Part 2

Tomatoes thrive with water, especially in the early days. Make sure to give them enough that the water soaks deep into the soil. This...

What’s your plan? Scott arens 

We are living in wild times. This opening paragraph was penned in 1859. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of...

Caution, Courage, and Compassion

Tom Tripp - Guest Columnist We find ourselves in the midst of a frightening time, with worries over the coronavirus, fears over our health, economic...

What’s your plan? (03/11/2020)

Pierce Joint Unified School District has sent out a letter from the Superintendent’s office dated March 5, 2020.  The opening paragraph asks us to...

Watchman on the Wall: No fear Psalm 91

Known as the Soldier’s Psalm or Psalm of Protection, there are many testimonies of NATO forces carrying cards of Psalm 91 in their pockets...

Life, as I see it: There was a time…

Back in the day when my kids were teens and pre-teens, my late husband David had a dream of opening a teen center in...

Short History of Viet Nam War

Jim Perdue | Guest Columnist While visiting my wife’s family, my father-in-law mentioned a documentary about Viet Nam he had watched. Since he served in the...

Life, as I see it: Blissful Peace

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Watchman on the wall: Appeal to heaven

1775 George Washington commissioned and personally funded a small flotilla known as “Washington’s Secret Navy.” He chose a white flag with a green pine...

What’s your plan? (03/04/2020)

There was a season in my life when growing rice paid all the bills. Maybe that time will come again. There are so many...

Life, as I see it: Examples

This week would have marked my parents’ 77th wedding anniversary. A couple of days later would have been my dad’s 93rd birthday. My folks, Jim...

What’s your plan? (02/26/2020)

I pinned last week that everything comes with a price. It may not always be metered in currency but will always have a cost....

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