S Living with Alzheimer's

In 2017, more than 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. By the year 2050, it's estimated that number may be as high as 16 million, and anyone with a brain is at potential risk. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and is a disease which is often misunderstood. The month of June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, and Americans are encouraged to "Go Purple" for better awareness and an eventual cure for this deadly disease. In July, Siloam Springs Regional Hospital will start an Alzheimer's support group on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The group will meet at 6 p.m. on July 11 and 25 inside the hospital's Classroom 2. There is no charge to be part of the group and anyone is welcome to attend. Continue Reading »

S City folks have the right to buy land and cattle but....

My cattle and your cattle are together and I want mine back! That is what I want to say, but I will try to be a bit more diplomatic and even smile as I state the news. My neighbor is pretty new to this part of the world and I don't know him very well. He doesn't come to my church, hang out at the feed store or the coffee emporium and seems to rush in and out of the post office. He also has an earring and wears those tight-legged pants with little cuffs rolled up. What I am trying to say is that I am dreading the encounter. But I do want my cattle back. Continue Reading »

S I'm in a refresher course on child rearing

It's Father's Day and I'm in the midst of a refresher course and reminder of what it was like when my children were very young because we now have a pair of young grandchildren, 3 and 6, residing with us. Continue Reading »

S Rose growers beware! Witches' broom here

If someone asked you to name your favorite flower, what would your answer be? Would it be an iris, a carnation, a sweet smelling lilac, or perhaps a gardenia, an orchid or even a black-eyed Susan? Although these are all eye catching and/or likeable, each would probably get a few votes. But the odds are pretty great that the flower name that would first pop into your mind and off your tongue is the one that grabs attention from a vast majority of American people. The majority consequently, or even subconsciously, would probably say, "Rose." Continue Reading »

S Pray for laborers in the harvest

Weekly Devotion

But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." Matthew 9:36-38 Continue Reading »

S My morning started early with bawling cattle

What a good thing it is to wake up to a world full of bawling cattle and know that a mess has been created somewhere! I could hear the bawling somewhere in my sleep, but it finally pierced deep enough to wake me. It was four in the wee hours and I was not ready to face the ordeal, but nobody asked me! I got up and started anyway. The cattle were ours and they were all hanging around the barn and delivering fertilizer as only they can. The yard gate was secure and it was certainly a good thing.... Continue Reading »

S Discipling for the True God

Weekly Devotion

And having come to them, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Going, therefore, disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things which I have commanded you; and, look, I am with you all the days, until the end of the age." Amen. Matthew 28:18-20 (literally translated directly from the Greek) — Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again.... Continue Reading »

S Test your ED prep skills

When you need immediate care, you don't always have time to pack a hospital bag. That's why it's important to prep for an emergency department (ED) visit before an emergency strikes. Continue Reading »

S Getting back to the Constitution in education

In an executive order issued April 26, President Donald Trump ordered a rollback of what he termed "a federal power grab" in education. Constitutionally, this order is profound and long overdue. Continue Reading »

S When comfort food is a must

Where do you eat when comfort food is a must? When you just need to drown your sorrows in a great meal or dessert? Or maybe when you want to celebrate something special? Or perhaps when you are simply hungry for a great meal? Well, luckily, we have a number of choices here in Northwest Arkansas. Continue Reading »