News of the World is my favorite novel of the year, perhaps two or three years. It is about Captain Kidd, as an older gentleman, hired to return a 10 year old girl to her relatives for a $50 gold piece. Johanna was a captive of the Kiowa Indians for 4 years.
Women cannot have it all. To think we can is a fallacy.
The Feminist Movement began when I was in high school. It had a huge impact on my generation and beyond. Feminists were known for throwing off the traditions once held by women. Feminism was recognized for freedom from the existing roles and expectations of women, as mothers and keepers of the home.
I have a sincere conviction that marriage is a covenant agreement between a man and a woman. This conviction is based on the Bible. I believe the Bible is God’s inspired, infallible and authoritative Word.
I had a birthday this week. I am closer to 70 than I care to admit. Actually, I cannot believe how old I am. I don’t feel it. I may look it. But I do not feel it. Inside I feel, oh – about 50. Not anywhere near 70 years old!
When the weather got warm the kids in my neighborhood used to play Ante Over. We would say “Annie-Annie Over” then throw a ball over the house. We used different balls but found a baseball worked the best because throwing over the house was quite a ways over.
I was age 9 before I gave much thought to how my family observed Sundays. My mom and I were looking at her flower garden. I noticed our neighbor was doing more than looking at his flowers. He was gardening! This surprised me. I figured everyone observed Sundays the way we did. So I asked mom why our neighbor was doing yard work on a Sunday. She graciously said,
I figure I have gone to church 4,000 times in my life. Give or take a few. 😊 When I was a kid Sundays were a day of worship and family. My church had both morning and evening services. Most people attended both, only missing when ill or out of town.
God is more interested in our holiness than our happiness.
We were attending a High School graduation party with our children when our oldest began making a fuss. I took him out of the room to discipline him. The mother of the graduate knew our son was a challenge for us. When we returned to the party, she said to me Continue reading “God must love you”