Crossword puzzles

By Rosie Moore Crossword puzzles have a short history but they are said to have been invented by a journalist, Arthur Wynne, from Liverpool, England. The puzzle appeared in a Sunday newspaper, “The New York World” on December 21, 1913. They are said to be the most popular and widespread word game in the world. […]

Who sets the date for Easter?

By Rosie Moore Easter is over, with its lovely aroma of Easter lilies and the glorious rising of Jesus to overcome the sting of death. I got to thinking, however, why does it come on a different Sunday each year? As you know, Christmas comes on the same date but not the same day. I also […]

That Herbal Family

By Rosie Moore As many gourmet chefs and women in the kitchen know, herbs are the variety of the spice of life. In general use, they are the plants with savory or aromatic properties that are used for flavoring. There are primary herbs, culinary herbs, and medicinal herbs. There are thousands of different herbs and […]


By Rosie Moore Many months ago I wrote about Durham, North Carolina, where my son and his family reside. Once again I visited there and, although he still lives there, I have two granddaughters who now live in Raleigh, North Carolina, so I decided to write about it. It is a beautiful city named the […]


By Rosie Moore A man was walking down the street praying. “Lord, please give me patience–and I want it now!” How normal it is for us humans to want all the amenities of life as soon as possible. In God’s word patience is connected to trust, hope, faith, love, and good character. It also says […]

Why do we fall?

By Rosie Moore One in four Americans aged 65 and over falls each year. Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the Emergency Room for a fall; every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall. What startlingly statistics! But, why? The natural aging process often places older adults at an increased […]

A warrior for Christ

By Rosie Moore I received a Daily Devotional book for Christmas, written by Billy Graham. He shared his thoughts with everyone who reads this book and I want to share with you what he had written for February 25th, which is the day The Focus will be circulated in this area. A FORMULA FOR PEACE: […]

That certain day

Valentine’s Day has come and gone once again. I hope everyone had a nice one! Here are some reflections I had on the holiday last week. By Rosie Moore Don’t ever, ever buy that Singer sewing machine that your wife was hinting for the last couple of months. Keep that for Christmas. It doesn’t belong […]

Those peaceful Amish

By Rosie Moore Most of my friends and readers know that I’m a Yankee transplanted down here in the South from up North. I spent my early years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but, after I married I became a member of quaint little towns that were encircled by Amish farms. In Switzerland, two sects of the […]

Rosie’s World

By Rosie Moore How many of you remember many, many, many years ago in junior high or high school carrying around those autograph books, getting all your friends, and some who were merely acquaintances, to sign them?  Forget about doing your homework or studying for a  test, getting autograph signatures were more important. Well, it […]