Reflections on Keeping a Diary
Many of you knew my mother, Rose Ficke Sparks. In fact quite a few of you were taught by her, either at the old junior high that used to be the first high school or at Houston Elementary School.
Reflections on Patience
I had a person whom I don’t know well at all tell me what an impatient person I am. My goodness, I didn’t realize it showed so much to those who do not know me very well; but, of course, she is right. I am. They say patience is a virtue. It is, but, sadly, it isn’t one of mine.
Reflections on My Bible
Recently a friend of mine and her husband drove to New Hampshire to purchase a summer home. Sunday came and, as they had seen an Anglican church close by, they decided to attend. Instead, they ended up going to a Bible church down the street. As they drove up to the church, she turned to her husband and said, “I surely hope they believe in the same Bible we do!”
Reflections on Our Community
There have been several things that have come to mind over the last little bit that I have failed to mention, so I thought I would sort of organize them all into one column.
Reflections on Downsizing
About fifteen or twenty years ago when Raf’s aunt and uncle retired, they decided to move from New Jersey to Virginia.
Reflections on Reflecting & Planning
Have you ever noticed that by Jan. 1 you are so exhausted that yearly planning, reflecting, resolutions may just go out the window. In the two months, from Halloween, actually, leading up to year’s end, many of us are in a rush to get ‘er done!
Reflections on Seeds
Recently I received something I don’t think have ever received before - a seed catalogue.
Reflections on Community Help
Raf got me a Roku for Christmas, as well as a membership in Netflix and I haven’t watched so many movies in a really long time!
Reflections on Those Things Not Seen
It’s two days until Christmas. Christmas, a time for faith if there ever was one, a time for not seeing but knowing that something is true.
Reflections on the Skeleton of Trees
As I look up into the gray winter sky from the desk in my office, I see the skeletal structure of the tree outside my window.
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