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Churchyard Chick’s Narrow Escape from Pilgrim’s Pride

Early this morning, while gathering her thoughts, Churchyard Chick accidentally wandered onto the slaughtering floor of Pilgrim’s Pride. Her feathers had become ruffled, and she became confused and disoriented as she tried to walk the path she had chosen for … Continue reading

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Thanks, Mom, for Not Killing Me (Yet)

“Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the earth” (Exodus 20:12). Does this mean so they won’t follow through on their urge to strangle us with their bare hands on so many occasions?  Maybe. … Continue reading

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Multiple Hearts

“Come here!” the student shouted. “What is it?” his friend asked, a bit impatiently, as he was working on his own project in the Spirit Studies Lab that day. “Multiple hearts in this one!” “I’ve never noticed that before.  Let … Continue reading

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Home Day Corps

Home Day Corps.  The faint of heart need not apply. “Screw YOU, Mr. Phillips!”  I thought.  I had not actually said it, so no one heard me cursing a screwdriver, thankfully.  That was not nice at all.  In fact, I retracted it … Continue reading

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LOL

“LOL” I am hopelessly behind the times on a lot of lingo.  But this one I know:  “Laughing out loud.” I always wonder something, though.  Is the person who uses that shorthand actually laughing out loud, or is he/she simply smiling soundlessly on … Continue reading

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A Cat Tale

(What you are about to read is a true story.  Names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent.) “Unbelievable!” I said as I shook my head at what I was witnessing. The cat who lives with us LOVES tuna.  So does … Continue reading

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Please Pass the Glue

Today’s post was already drafted in my head until I got the news that my first cousin had died.  Suddenly, what I had intended to say didn’t seem very important any more.   I only had three first cousins in the world, and … Continue reading

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Will the Real Dad Please Stand Up?

One day a couple of angels were out walking the Time Line.  (Hey, it’s my blog — just go with it, okay?)  As angels usually do not need to worry about physical exercise, they were just taking a leisurely stroll, … Continue reading

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The Master Gardener

Any successful gardener loves his garden.  He can tell you the name and origin of every plant, how he acquired it, where it grows best, the type of soil it needs, and how much water to give it. He knows when to … Continue reading

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The Reluctant “Gourmet”

    “. . . and thank you for the hands that have prepared it.” When my husband says grace, along with thanking God for the food, he also expresses gratitude for the “chef”.  Usually, that’s me (except for the times it’s … Continue reading

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