LA BONNE VIE: Writer says there’s just something about Mary
I can’t remember when or where I first met Mary. It might have been at my parent’s home in Genval, Belgium or just as easily, in my father’s hometown of Goshen, Indiana.
GROUNDS FOR INSANITY: Grumbling Schrocks think they are in Egypt
It was the second time through that did it. I’d found it once already, counted it up and gave it back. A day or two later, kneeling on the rug to sort and spray, there it was. Again.
Circus comes to town
People made their way to bleacher seats in a commercial building at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.
THE DIRT ON GARDENING: Turn of equinox gets gardeners itching to dig
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the vernal equinox arrived at 7:02 a.m. EDT on March 20. But that doesn’t satisfy our urge to break out the shorts, T-shirts, and sandals -- especially with the “colder than usual” temperatures outside — it’s not an automatic thing, you know.
ASK THE SHERIFF: Carrying a gun — concealed or visible — is a serious matter
With many handgun-carry permits being issued each month, the flurry of firearm and ammunition purchases and the ongoing discussion of gun laws, there have been a number of questions asked of me about what the law says about legally carrying a handgun.
GROUNDS FOR INSANITY: Opposites attract and the fireworks start
I could scarcely believe it. Why, it was hardly American, not to love it like that. To skip it right over, to pass it right up. To go for the boring instead.
Be on the lookout for bur oak and paw paw trees
We have been very patient for spring. Winter has been slow to recede. Snow keeps showing up in forecasts and on the ground. Night temperatures continue to drop below freezing.
Family tree can shed light on health risks
The last thing I needed was another project. I grew irritated, even, at what I complained was “too much busywork” for a pass-fail clinical class.
Old reliable phone replaced with a very smart phone
For months, it had nestled there in the pocket on the back. Upstairs and down, wherever The Girl went, it had gone as well. To the back room, doing laundry. To the coffee shop, writing the column. To the office, typing reports. To the grocery store, restocking the larder. There, too, went the Pearly Pink Phone.
Learning from the courageous women of biblical times
Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other was named Puah; and he said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see upon the birth stool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.” But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live. So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this thing, and let the boys live?” The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife can get to them.” So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and became very mighty. Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them.
— Exodus 1:15-21, New
American Standard Bible
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