S Women: Don't check out and miss your checkup

Your annual well-woman exam is more important to your overall health than you may realize. It's easy to get busy and forget to make an appointment for your annual checkup with your gynecologist. That reminder notice on the fridge doesn't make the call for you.... Continue Reading »

S Our constitutional republic is all but lost?

In an exchange which was recorded by Constitution signer James McHenry in a diary entry that was later reproduced in the 1906 American Historical Review, a Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it." Continue Reading »

S Exotic livestock have moved into our area

The sun came out this afternoon and I was, a little after lunch, taking hay to the cow pasture. They were all stretched out like a huge army of cow tippers had come through and tipped them all! Some heads raised as I opened the gate, but you better believe these old hides were enjoying the heat. We are blessed the rain didn't freeze and today is dry out time! Continue Reading »

S 'Come and See!'

Weekly Devotion

"Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." John 1:45 Continue Reading »

S Bundys paid great price to uphold Constitution

Some think that the Bundy’s got off scot-free when U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed cases against Cliven and sons Ammon and Ryan and co-defendant Ryan Payne and accused their prosecutors — the government — of willfully withholding evidence from Bundy lawyers in violation of the federal Brady rule, thus denying them due process. She referred to it as “flagrant prosecutorial misconduct” and set the defendants free “with prejudice,” preventing the government from trying them again in this case. Continue Reading »

S Why was Jesus baptized? He was without sin!

Weekly Devotion

"And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan." Mark 1:9 Since John the Baptist came preaching a "baptism of repentance for the remission of sins" (Mark 1:4) and Jesus was holy and without sin (cf. Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:22), we might wonder why Jesus came to John to be baptized.... Continue Reading »

S Things are pretty much back to normal on the rock pile

I am so surprised that the world looks the very same this year as last! The news folks and the roundtable gents all forecasted a better, bigger and brighter world. I went to bed, put my shades beside my coffee cup and, when it finally got daylight, I looked out. Nope, nothing different. I am telling you now, we better pray it stays like this. Old boy in North Korea is still needing a dose of castor oil, so we ought to play nice. Continue Reading »

S Rich pay almost all federal income taxes

How many times have I heard said, "The rich need to pay their fair share"? But they already pay almost all of the federal income taxes, while the poor receive government checks. A quick check with the Congressional Budget Office reveals that the top 20 percent of wage earners pay more than 90 percent of all federal income taxes, while the bottom fifth get more from the federal government than they pay to it. Normally, about 45 percent of adults pay no federal income taxes. The top 40 percent normally pay it all. This does not change in the new Trump Tax Plan. Continue Reading »