Old Farmer's Advice:
fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.
Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
A Father, A Husband
One morning, while
I was in the living room, I decided to get up and check on dad. He had
been diagnosed with stomach cancer and was given three to six months to
live. I became his caregiver. I walked down the hallway, and just before I
got to his room, I saw movement in mom's bedroom. I got closer I saw the
most tender moment. Mom and dad were dancing to a song only they could
The Deceitfulness of
Lies Ė a warning
How frailly veiled the soul that lies.
No image, no glitter, no gold - that hides -
Can change swallow judgment to wise.
Think you are safe? Donít you know the fear?
Lies themselves have their works, they sear,
They deceive, and vision with dimness smear.
Let me tell you a story of woe! Itís a tale of paint fumes, body ache
and irritation beyond that which a normal man can handle. I know this
because I watched my husband try to handle it, and fail.
I had a bright idea one day,...
The world appears
to me to be fickled.
A wave named Christmas has come and gone, the values of kindness and
giving have been elevated and crashed on the beach. The next wave? The
New Year, the values of growth and goals are pushing up into the
way we'd sing them if we were honest:
* I Surrender Some
* There Shall Be Sprinkles of Blessings
* Fill My Spoon, Lord
* Oh, How I Like Jesus
* He's Quite a Bit to Me
* I Love to Talk About Telling the Story
* Take My Life and Let Me Be
* It is My Secret What God Can Do
Customer Service? or a Customer from
Hell? You decide! This
correspondence actually occurred between a London hotel's staff and one
of its guests. The London hotel involved submitted this to the Sunday
Times. Names have been changed. Dear Maid,...