Commentary

“Doug’s Dog-Dipping Days”

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If you have ever wanted to ask a couple how they have successfully stayed married for many decades, then this story is for you. In our column a few weeks ago, you read a story from Doug and Joan, who have been weathering the storms of life together for over 50 years.

Thinking Out Loud: Ever Felt Like a Caterpillar?

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"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Anonymous. Our grief experience may have been unbearable, and we may have felt like a caterpillar crawling about aimlessly.

I can go anywhere I want

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So this Department of Water Resources representative stops at a Texas ranch and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher “I need to inspect your ranch for your water allocation.” The old rancher says, “Okay, but don’t go in that field over there.” The water representative says, “Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me. See this card? This card means I am allowed to go where ever I wish, on any agricultural land. No questions asked or answered. Have I made myself

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Dear Editor, A CASA worker is a court appointed advocate. The question is then asked wheat one has to do to become a CASA worker.

“Fooled By What You See”

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Tom lived in Smallsville. Everybody knew each other, and they all knew each other’s routines and habits. Tom had grown up in that town, and all the citizens of Smallsville knew of Tom’s rough and reckless lifestyle since his teen years.

Debilitating Beliefs

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As a Hospice Chaplain nothing hits me harder than hearing a survivor confess that life no longer holds a reason to be alive. Conversely, there is no feeling of elation that compares to the feeling of giving loved ones years of their lives back that might have otherwise been lost to continuing grief and sorrow... That feeling is nothing short of PRICE- LESS!

Embracing the Memories

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Yesterday... your eyes opened and thoughts of your upcoming day drifted into your mind. Your first thought was, “Oh, no! It wasn’t a dream! It is real!” Today, just before your eyes opened, you became instantly aware of what has been lost.