Make turkey into the new year

Make turkey into the new year

One of the most endearing qualities of young children is their innate curiosity. Actually, all young creatures seem to be born curious.Curiosity is wh...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


Healthy eating: The gift that keeps on giving

Healthy eating: The gift that keeps on giving

My grandchildren are coming for an extended visit over the holidays. I’ve been concerned about some of their eating habits, but as their grandma...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

In Luke 15:11-24, we read what Charles Dickens said is “the greatest short story in history.” Even if you don’t go to church on a re...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


The only contest I really win each year

The only contest I really win each year

I am somewhat of a competitive person, in some degree. I like a good challenge and I certainly like to win. Going up against the Gracious Mistress of ...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Sometimes you get the best seat in the house

Sometimes you get the best seat in the house

I’ve spent much of the past 20 years living in the sports world’s version of an ivory tower (not literally, of course, but how cool would ...

November 30th, 2016 |  


A little doggerel for the season

A little doggerel for the season

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” — Amish sayingThanksgiving behind me and Christmas aheadMake me want to crawl straight in un...

November 26th, 2016 updated: November 26th, 2016. |  


Steel yourself: ‘Tis the season for sweet treats

Steel yourself: ‘Tis the season for sweet treats

I don’t usually have much of a sweet tooth, but during the holidays I tend to go overboard on cookies and other baked goods at parties and when ...

November 26th, 2016 updated: November 26th, 2016. |  


The meaning of Thanksgiving

The meaning of Thanksgiving

What does Thanksgiving mean to you?Well, by now, most Thanksgiving dinners have been enjoyed and maybe you have already had that wonderful, cold turke...

November 26th, 2016 updated: November 26th, 2016. |  


Thankful Thanksgiving: A close call for the Yoder’s

Thankful Thanksgiving: A close call for the Yoder’s

The campfire crackled cozily as we sat in a circle chatting and enjoying the last bite of the birthday supper.Earlier that day Julia and Austin has be...

November 26th, 2016 updated: November 26th, 2016. |  


It’s really winter out there

It’s really winter out there

The trees are mostly barren, the grass is more golden than green. I’m not real crazy about November, especially when I have another birthday to ...

November 25th, 2016 updated: November 25th, 2016. |