Monthly Archives: October 2020

Is Halloween Evil?

It’s tempting to answer, “Sure, this year everything is!” But taking a post-pandemic view, the question is posed every year by a lot of well-meaning people… “Is Halloween evil?” Short answer: No, we are. Evil lives in people, not in … Continue reading

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How to Host a (Virtual) Watch-and-Laugh Halloween Party

It’s a pandemic Halloween. Probably not the best year for a live Halloween party. And trick-or-treating is pretty iffy, too. So what to do? Amazon to the rescue! They’ve put together everything you need for a Virtual Watch-and-Laugh Halloween Party … Continue reading

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Own Your Errors

Thought for the Week “Admit your mistakes,” is hardly the motto of our current culture. If anything, it’s the opposite. Being exposed for having ever been anything other than what one claims to be can mark the end of a … Continue reading

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Made for Him

“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” ~Colossians 1:16 Ω

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Sympathy for the (Little) Devils

I recently wrote about my war with the yellow jackets. After they attacked me for daring to blow leaves near their underground lair, I counterattacked. Unsuccessfully and painfully. But several days later, armed with advice from my fellow bloggers, Trudy … Continue reading

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50 Truly Clever Memes

The word meme comes from the same source as the word mime. Both can be clever, or incredibly annoying. Like when a mime starts building an imaginary box around you while you’re hunting for a public restroom. Also, memes don’t … Continue reading

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Can’t Choose Just One Word? Combine ‘Em!

Portmanteau. Yeah, I know, you’re thinking, “I was there once! It’s on the French Riviera, right?” Sorry, Jacques, non. A portmanteau is a new word created by mashing together two (or more) pre-existing words. For example, I’m going to write … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Plea

Originally posted on Copious Morsels of Everything:
“Africa has her mysteries and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them.” Miriam Makeba Mother Africa chronicles series Commiserate with another, I refuse to be the subject…

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The Good Old Days

I’m delighted to bring you this Guest Post by a wonderful blogger and friend, Russell Brown (Russellings of the Spirit). Russell is a recently retired United Methodist pastor who is “still trying to figure out” what his next chapter will look … Continue reading

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The Present Light

Thought for the Week Brooding about our past and worrying about our future is the most efficient way to poison our present. So instead let us “Encourage each other every day, while it is still called today.” ~Hebrews 3:13

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