Idle American: Marjorie Main, In Love and War...
Folks with dim memories of World War II recall the “coming home” of troops, and attendant triumphal celebrations that reverberated around the globe. Believers in democracy-- weary of Movietone newsreels’ gory war scenes at movie theaters, dismal commentaries on radio and troubling newspaper accounts--were ready for news of loved ones returning home—a place, someone said, where when you go there, they have to let you in.
Now Hear This: Hard work never killed anyone
I believe it was Edgar Bergen, comedian and ventriloquist, who originally said, “Hard work never killed anybody, but why take the chance.” While originally intended as a joke, it seems to me that many Americans are adopting this as a way of life.
NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: Keeping an eye on things
While reading Annie Dillard’s intriguing book “Teaching a Stone to Talk,” a line jumped out at me: “We are here to witness.” That word “witness” brought back a flood of memories and feelings from my childhood.
TISCIONE: The Solid Foundation
Samuel J. Stone wrote “The Church’s One Foundation” in 1866 which was inspired by Ephesians 2:20. His first verse is: “The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord; she is his new creation by water and the Word; from heav’n he came and sought her to be his holy bride; with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died.” The church of which he wrote and of which the Bible speaks is both invisible and visible. The church is an organism, the body of Christ and an organization.
We’re told government protects us, but protectors quickly become bullies.
NOW HEAR THIS: OK, now it’s springtime
This past Thursday, we officially left winter behind us and began our spring season, a time for revitalization and renewal. Another season of life begins once more for Mother Earth.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: They make a difference
The senior citizens of Parker County and the surrounding area would like to express our thanks and love to Misty Stekoll and her crew and co-workers who gave us a wonderful senior dance on March 7th at the senior center.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Potential traffic hazard
I would like to ask the traffic engineers what they had in mind when they designed the southbound double lefthand turn off South Main Street onto College Park Drive.
KELLY: What do you think?
Fine dining was really not difficult to find back in the ’30s and ’40s. Today it is almost impossible to find that type of restaurant.
TISCIONE: The straw dog
“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” (John 4:23)
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