CHRISTMAS CAROLS

By Rosie Moore Carols were first sung in Europe thousands of years ago, but these were not Christmas Carols. They were pagan songs, sung at the winter Solstice celebrations as people danced round stone circles. The word Carol actually means dance or song of praise and joy. Carols used to be written and sung during […]

Holiday Thoughts

By Rosie Moore Because of the holidays, I haven’t had time to think about what to write, so I referred to my little book of “Daily Psalms and Prayers” for this week’s column. Here is what I read for the day after Thanksgiving, which I thought was so appropriate and want to share with you. […]

Giving Thanks

By Rosie Moore “I want to take this minute, my Lord, to recite back to you as many things I can think of that you have done for me this day, this week, this month, this past year. You have done great things for me! May a spirit of rejoicing rise up in me as […]

A Big, Brilliant Idea

  By Rosie Moore In 1886, thirty-four yeas before women in the U.S. earned the right to vote, Avon’s founder, David H. McConnell, helped give them the chance to earn an independent income. He didn’t set out to create a beauty company. In fact, McConnell was a traveling book salesperson who offered fragrance samples as […]

Finding Fall!

By Ralphine Major She made her entrance ever so quietly this year.  “Fall” opened her gifts of spectacular color much later than usual, making a bridge between summer’s stifling humidity and the harsh winds of winter. Long-time friend Bryce Williams, meteorologist/photographer, has permitted me to use, once again, one of his magnificent photos from the […]

A Pumpkin Recipe

By Rosie Moore Once again it’s time for a yearly pumpkin recipe. Here it is:   Dinner in a Pumpkin   1 medium pumpkin 1 tbs. oil or butter 1 small onion, diced 1 c. sliced fresh (or canned) mushrooms 1-8oz. canned water chestnuts Salt and pepper 1-1/2 lbs. ground beef 1 can cream of […]

How many days until Christmas?

By Rosie Moore Only as many as your heart desires. I thought of Christmas from seeing all the Christmas decorative pictures on Facebook. Yes, they are abounding everywhere, beautiful in their decorations and lovely colors of green and red, silver and gold, and, most of all the happy faces of those who decorated them. Everyone […]

Let it rain! Let it rain! Let it rain!

By Rosie Moore Yes, it finally rained. Not a whole lot but enough to make the flowers and other flora give a sigh of relief. And it also has gotten cooler, making it seem that autumn is finally arriving. Whenever I think of rain, I think of Noah, that great shipbuilder in the Bible. The […]

Healthy for Life

By Rosie Moore My son works for BlueCross/Blue shield, so, naturally I enrolled in their Sapphire insurance plan. Recently they sent me a booklet titled “Healthy for Life” and in it was an article I’d like to share with you. Six New ways to Stay Sharp: YOU SLEEP, YOU WIN–If you’ve got a big day […]

October

By Rosie Moore Autumn and Hallowe’en is a synthesis of a combination of parts to form a whole in October, Autumn, at the beginning of the month, and Hallowe’en at the end of the month. Believe it or not, Hallowe’en dates back to 2,000 years go in the area that is now Ireland, England, and […]