S Weekly Devotion

"And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay...." Matthew 28:5-6 Continue Reading »

S I have a hand in my wife's collection

People collect a lot of things in life and some are more unique than others. Some collections have monetary value and others sentimental value. Some people collect anything and everything, and others are very specific about the things they save. Continue Reading »

S Things have two sides

Did you turn in your required-or-die tax returns in time to avoid the penalties? Did you smile and sing as you put the stamp on the envelope? Did you then celebrate with a big party at your home? Continue Reading »

S Toys were different when I was young

I was babysitting the youngest granddaughter the other day, and realized she has reached the age where she likes to sit up more, instead of just laying in your lap. I was wishing for one of those soft foam baby seats they make today for just this purpose. I think they call them "bumbo" seats. Well I didn't have one, but this got me to thinking about what we had when my kids were babies -- not much! Continue Reading »

S Spring weekend in Gravette provides much to do

In just a week April will be gone. Many of the beauties of spring are just as fleeting. The pink hyacinths are already gone and foliage has popped out and begun to obscure the blossoms on the forsythia, japonica and flowering almond. But the flowers seem to come in waves. Now the early purple iris beside the cellar are covered in fat buds and soon they and the emerging peonies will star in the next act of the play. Continue Reading »

S Letter to the Editor

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S Why do Christians celebrate Easter?

While some are quick to criticize Christians for celebrating Easter and point to ancient pagan observances in spring and to worldly customs involving such things as Easter eggs and the Easter bunny, Christians celebrate Easter for none of these things. They have an entirely different reason to observe the festival and to celebrate. Christians observe Easter to remember and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead on the third day following His crucifixion just outside the walls of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

S Spring is here and life gets a little easier

I am irritable because my fingers feel like they are frozen! I got up early and did chores in a warm climate and now the wind is blowing and cold. Continue Reading »

S Except a kernel of wheat die....

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." John 12:24-25 Continue Reading »

S A Walk in the Park

As I sit down to write this, a storm front is moving through the area. Should I keep calm and carry on or stop everything and go turn on the television? I am home alone at the moment and I don't like stormy weather. I call a friend to see what she is doing. I interrupt the good movie she is watching and she informs me she hasn't noticed anything going on with the weather. I must gather information and act on my own. Continue Reading »

S Corn cribs, pig pens and mulberry trees

I know there are days when we all long for the simpler times of our youth, when our biggest worry was whether or not it would rain and confine us to the house for the day. Continue Reading »

S Royalty has arrived once again

Royalty arrived in northwest Arkansas several days ago. No, I'm not talking about the Naturals' opening baseball game last Thursday night, and not the FLW bass tournament that brought some of the nation's top fishermen/ladies to Benton County. I'm not even talking about the costumed Renaissance players in Old Town Park where costumes this Saturday will bring a sense of the dress of several centuries ago. Continue Reading »