This and That

By Rosie Moore I made a gaffe in last week’s article titled “Good Books”. The very first book I wrote about, “The Fall of Crazy House,” wasn’t a good book at all, but I wanted to mention it because it was written by one of my favorite authors, James Patterson. I wanted to mention him […]

Good Books

By Rosie Moore I’m not crazy about gift cards at Christmastime. I like pretty wrapped gifts with pretty bows. However, I love gift cards from Barnes & Noble. I can go there and spurge and buy books from my favorite authors, e.g. James Patterson. I have a lot of his books and enjoyed them all. […]

God lights up our way

By Rosie Moore “You really do light up my way, Lord! Whenever I feel myself groping in the darkness of uncertainty, confusion, or fear, I turn to you, and you enlighten my mind to the truth and show me the way through. I depend on your guiding Holy Spirit and your Word to illuminate my […]

Wintry Weather

By Rosie Moore Winter is the season when the whole world seems to go to sleep. The weather is cold, the ground is hard, and the trees and plants seem to be dead. Since there is little else to do, it is a time that is conducive to working hard, and the weather seems to […]

1920 to 2020

By Rosie Moore One of my favorite axioms is “better late than never” which describes me perfectly. I meant to send this article in before New Year’s Day, but this computer thought otherwise. But I was able to come to terms with it and it was given back to me. My mother was six years […]


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 […]