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.
King Richard: Nixon and Watergate – an American Tragedy by Michael Dobbs
Richard Nixon’s presidency was during an impressionable time in my life. I was in high school and college when he was President. I followed the Watergate scandal closely as it unfolded. I can still remember Nixon’s speech, to the nation the night he resigned, “for the good of the nation.”
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.
Hi Friend — Well, she’s done it again. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order another two weeks. Michiganders must now stay home until May 28. We will actually be at ho Continue reading “Our Dear Loco Governor”
Spring is the season of hope. Amidst the disheartening coronavirus news there is good news. The following are some inspiring stories that will help encouraging you in otherwise discouraging times. Continue reading “Good News | Covid-19”
At this moment in time we are living history. I am writing down random thoughts about COVID-19 virus to remember what life was like. Someday this crisis will be but a memory. We will say Continue reading “Keeping Sane”
I come from a family of squeaky clean tea teetotalers. The coronavirus has made me think of my grandmother. She was affected by the flu epidemic of 1918, impacting 500 million people worldwide Continue reading “Family Storytelling”
Christians celebrated the Reformation on Halloween
While Halloween is celebrated, Christians around the world are celebrating the beginning of the Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 thesis on the church door. Continue reading “Today is Reformation Day”
This is a book review of The Believers, which is about the Shaker movement, that began in the east then spread to Kentucky. Since writing this book review I have realized the Shakers were fanatics and zealots. We have fanatics and zealots today in all religions but also within Christianity. I was raised in this kind of culture. Continue reading “The Believers”