by Jim Farfaglia Walking Song My feet, in a musical mood, keep a steady 4/4 time. The neighborhood dog, with his throaty growl, fills in the bass notes. A distant hunter, from his echoing gunshots, adds some percussion as the songbird, through the lilting air, carries our melody.
by Pastor David Grey “Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!” – 1 Corinthians 9:16-17 As many of you know, the Alliance Defending Freedom declared Oct. 7 as “Pulpit Freedom Sunday.” They urged pastors to use their pulpits on that day to either promote or denigrate specific political candidates, political parties and/or(…)
by Roy Hodge National Punctuation Day, a celebration of punctuation, occurs each year during September. The special day was founded in 2004 by Jeff Rubin of MTV’s “College Humor Show” to promote the correct use of punctuation. The value of punctuation: An English teacher wrote these words on the board: woman without her man is(…)
by Leon Archer Seasons are open, the leaves are ready to turn, and migrations are underway or soon will be with salmon running and ducks getting at least a bit restless. It’s a great time to be alive for sportsmen, but non-hunters enjoy the change in the outdoors as well. Everyone has their favorite things(…)
by Pastor David Grey “I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever. I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.” – Psalm 145:1-3 Psalm 145 has been called,(…)
by Jim Farfaglia Poinsettia Today begins the magic. Today I become a nature god, ensuring exact amounts of sunlight and darkness for this simple potted greenery. By Christmas Day it will become a bright and brilliant red! As I ponder this transformation I think about my life and how far from nature’s(…)
by Leon Archer I sacrificed the early goose season so that Sweet Thing and I could go to Sammamish, Wash. (just a ways east of Seattle) to visit my son, Ben, and our daughter-in-law, Meghan. We spent a wonderful couple of weeks getting reacquainted with the sights and sounds of Western Washington. Last Monday, I(…)