Three Cheers for Commercialization

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Remember that place in the Bible where John┬ácome tattling to Jesus because┬ásomeone was trying to cast out demons in the name of Jesus? “I told him to stop,” John said. “Because he isn’t one of us.”...

The Song that Never Ends

    This star mysteriously disappeared a couple of Sundays ago. I always hang it right beside our front door. That way I can give it a quick squeeze anytime I walk by. Of course, small children who come to visit can do the same thing. (You can make it sing...

Why I’m Smiling

I’ve been smiling more the last few days, and I want to tell you why. Lots of reason, really. My husband is finally recovering from surgery. Nobody in our family has cancer today. It’s almost Christmas. I had a lovely phone conversation with my mother. And...

In Case of Cold Weather

  I should never have tricked my husband into watching Frozen. It wasn’t an actual trick, I suppose. I just suggested the movie while he was in a weakened state recovering from surgery. And, I might have neglected to mention that they sing. A lot....

The Empty Nest Christmas

  Here is a little ditty I composed as my contribution to our Writers Guild Christmas Party this week. Apologies to Mr. Clement Moore, whose original poem is epic. (Note: Dave Barton is our neighbor across the street whose light display is famous. He and I are...