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What God says about aging

on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

When you get to be my age, you think a lot about old age and aging. Here is what the Bible says about old age: Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old. Job 12:12 He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. Ruth 4:15 And

Having a little fun with paraprosdokians

on Tuesday, 24 January 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are some entertaining paraprosodokians. A paraprosdokian is a derivative of a Greek word which means beyond expectation. It is a wordplay in which the final part of a phrase or sentence is unexpected and often humorous. For instance: Change is i

Excuses not to diet or exercise

on Tuesday, 17 January 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

It is that time of year when many Americans are trying to keep their New Year’s Resolutions. Included in the Top 10 list of most popular resolutions is to lose weight and exercise more. You might call me unAmerican, but I must confess I did not make any

Thank you William Shakespeare

on Tuesday, 10 January 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

William Shakespeare gave us more than plays, sonnets and poems. The Bard contributed thousands of phrases, sayings, proverbs and idioms to the English language – more than any other individual. Most are still used today. Following are some familiar saying

Life in America, 100 years ago

on Tuesday, 03 January 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As we look forward to 2017 let’s take a glimpse of life in America 100 years ago. 1917 was the year that America became involved in the first “World War.” In April, the U.S. declared war on Germany entering the war that had begun three years before.

Looking back 100 years to 1917

on Tuesday, 27 December 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As we quickly approach the new year 2017, here are some historical events from 1917: January 1 – Third Rose Bowl: Oregon beats Pennsylvania 14-0. January 17 – US pays Denmark $25 million for Danish West Indies and renames them the Virgin Islands. January

Downtown Christmas store displays spur childhood memories

on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

It’s been an exciting year watching Downtown Florence come alive again. The Christmas season is just icing on the cake for me because downtown has begun to look like Christmas. I am referring to the downtown businesses and merchants who have decorated the

Enjoying the holiday events

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I love Brookgreen Gardens at Murrell’s Inlet anytime of the year, but it is magical during the Nights of a Thousand Candles event. This annual Christmas celebration which lights up the outdoor sculpture gardens has become a tradition for me and some of my

The ‘power’ of the purse

on Tuesday, 06 December 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

All my life I have been intrigued with handbags. As a little girl, I got as excited about a new “pocket book” as I did about a new doll. As an adult, I don’t desire dolls anymore, but I am still a fan of the purse. I think a lady’s handbag says something

What Christmas means to some of us

on Tuesday, 29 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As we approach the Christmas season, I like to share some wonderful quotes describing the spirit of Christmas. Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of

Thankful hearts and feeling grateful

on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Thanksgiving Day will be here Thursday and many of us will sit around the family table and share ways we have been blessed. Below are some inspirational quotes concerning gratefulness: “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the

Time for humor and laughter

on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Experts say laughter is the best medicine. God’s word says, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 ESV. It’s time for laughter. On motherhood: My nickname is mom, but my full name is Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom

Comments on thinking positively

on Tuesday, 08 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart “Be thankful for what you

Quotes on life and living

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt “Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” ― C.S. Lewis Age is important only if you are cheese and wine. “The happiest people don’t worry too

A farmer’s words of wisdom

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.” “Don’t judge folks by their relatives. “Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.” “Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a
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