Welcome, Daylight Saving Time!

Welcome, Daylight Saving Time!

I know a lot of people hate it, but I love Daylight Saving Time.  It’s an adjustment, to be sure, but it’s totally worth it.  Especially since I retired and no longer have to rise early to get to work on time.  (One of the perks of stacking up the decades!)  It means Spring is truly here (well, almost, anyway) and brings to mind endless summer afternoons spent outdoors on a chaise lounge sipping icy-cold lemonade.  Not that I actually…

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A Gut Feeling

A Gut Feeling

I just got off my acid reflux medicine.  I am amazed at how easy it was. (And no, I am not being paid to advertise anything). I have taken enough Prilosec and Zantac over the years to keep those companies in business, and if I missed a dose, I could tell it within a few hours by the burning pain in my gut.  I assumed I would take something for it forever. Then last week I read an article that…

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unlikely heroes: trees

unlikely heroes: trees

I have this scenario in my mind about the day God created trees.  It goes like this: as each new kind of tree occurred to Him, He spoke it into existence, then gazed into its heart and whispered, “Grow leaves and make seeds, and the earth will be ever covered with your beauty and goodness.”  And the trees took His words seriously and were determined to always, no matter what happened, to make their leaves and produce their seeds and…

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Working It Out, One Believer At A Time

Working It Out, One Believer At A Time

Funny thing about these Church Ladies.  I do not doubt for a minute their sincerity or their devotion to their Christian faith.  But some of their ways just seem strange to me. This particular brand of Church Ladies holds to the Old Testament tenet of having long hair.  Not a thing wrong with that, I reckon.  But it seems to me they’re more concerned with the letter of the law than the spirit of it. They do indeed have long…

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Like I’m My Best Friend

Like I’m My Best Friend

Picture this.  Your best friend in the whole world comes to you and pours out her heart.  She’s made a terrible mistake, and her heart is wounded; she needs healing.  So you say to her, “Well, that’s no surprise.  You’ve always been stupid. You never do anything right.  What did you expect?  Don’t you remember thirty-four years ago, you made the same mistake?  Why don’t you learn? You’re so dense.” Okay.  So you would never say those mean and hurtful…

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Things I disadmire about the human race: Rant No. 1

Things I disadmire about the human race: Rant No. 1

Wandering through a thrift shop, I am standing before a small ocean of clear glass bowls.  All sizes, several shapes (most, admittedly, are round), old and new, in various states of cleanliness. Now, I am not in the market for any more glass bowls. I am already amply supplied with a variety of glass bowls for all occasions.  In fact, my kitchen cabinet would probably cheer if I selected a few to donate, which I have no plans to do….

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In My Next Life… Episode One

In My Next Life… Episode One

Next time around, I want to be a fish.  Or a mermaid.  Or at least a swimmer. All this life I have watched practically everyone I know and millions of people I don’t know playing in water and actually enjoying it.  In this life, water strikes an unreasoning fear in me.  I can even panic in the shower.  How ridiculous is that? I have a few memories about water from my childhood.  Not one of them is pleasant.  I remember…

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25 Things Most People Don’t Know About Me

25 Things Most People Don’t Know About Me

I never thought I was pretty until I was 30 years old. I have sold Avon products for three different periods of time in my life. I was miraculously saved from a wreck once when a deer hit my passenger-side mirror and flipped over the car, never touching us.  My son Allen and a friend of his were with me. Thanks again, God. I was blessed with one of everything:  big brother Mike Williams; big sister, Simone Williams; little brother,…

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Burning Question #1: How Does He Do That?

Burning Question #1: How Does He Do That?

I don’t know about you, but I have these burning questions that have haunted me all my life.  Like, how can pansies not freeze when it’s below freezing?  And how can one candy bar look bigger on your hips than it looked in the package?  And what does happen to all those lost socks? You never get them back, even when you move, and yet you always take them off right there in your own home. And this one:  how…

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SCARS: Disappointing Tommy

SCARS: Disappointing Tommy

Tommy’s son burned down the Oldest Church in Georgia West of the Flint River.  He did it, not because he hated that church, or anyone in it, or even God.  He did it to cover the fact that he had absconded with the audio-visual equipment inside, and somehow, I guess he thought no one would notice that the AV stuff was gone if the whole church was gone.  It was a dumb kid thing to do, but then, I guess…

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