Ruby, My Cardinal Friend

By Rosie Moore It is said that “birds of a feather, flock together” but, Ruby, my cardinal friend would rather “flock” alone. I watch his antics outside from my window in the den and they are usually quite amusing. If I tap on the window he will fly away but comes back in a few […]

A Time for Poetry

By Rosie Moore In my little book “Daily Psalms and Prayers” on July 26, I read these words: I must go down to the seas again to the lonely sea and sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song […]

A Beach Wedding

By Rosie Moore Panama City, Florida is the closest developed port in the US mainland to the Caribbean entrance of the Panama Canal. It was first named Harrison. A developer named George Mortimer West hoped to spur real estate development in Bay County during a period of intense interest in the construction of the Panama […]

Christian Books

By Rosie Moore I went to the Public Library recently to get some reading material. I didn’t really have any idea what I wanted so I hurriedly latched on to two books and hoped for the best. I was rewarded for my haphazardness because the books I picked gave me food for thought. “The Wonder […]

Only a Rose

By Rosie Moore Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And so are you. I had this written in my autograph book in school by a number of guys (and I’m not bragging!). June is the month when the budding roses start to bloom, in most areas. They lift their faces to the […]

Bits & Pieces

By Rosie Moore Do you like to cry while reading? Do you like to cry while watching a movie? You can do both when you read or watch “Me Before You.” This story provokes tears that are redemptive, the opposite of gratuitous. It is funny, surprising and heartbreaking. It made me cry–the book–so there’s no […]

A fine evangelist

By Rosie Moore When I was first married many, many years ago, my husband and I would cruise in the car almost every weekend. One time I suggested that I wanted to hear Billy Graham preach. So, on we went. Traveling from Manheim, Pennsylvania to Ocean City, Maryland was quite a trek, but nothing deterred […]

A Lovely Poem

By Rosie Moore One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes  from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonged to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene […]

Don’t be a gossiper!

By Rosie Moore One of my favorite comics is Snuffy Smith. It emits a lot of little gems each day. Here is one of them: “Here comes the’ parson’s wife, Loweezy.” “Let’s tell her th’ juicy gossip, Elviney.” “I don’t know, Loweezy!! Don’t she frown on gossip?” “You bet she does–th’ whole time she’s listenin’!!” […]

Counting your blessings

By Rosie Moore Did you ever stop and count your blessings? Name them one by one? In the dictionary the word blessing is defined as enjoying happiness, bringing pleasure and confer prosperity and well-being. That covers a lot of ground. It’s also a short prayer before a meal or the act of one who blesses. […]