Signs of Harvest

"Jesus answered: 'Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.  You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. . . Because of the increase of wickedness, the love…

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Pie Crust Tins

I've made pie crust from scratch. Grandma's sour cream recipe complimented our fresh-picked cherry pie with divine bliss. I savor the memory of that incomparable pie.But since that yesteryear day of baking, I've come to prefer another. I don't craft an heirloom pastry when baking pies. My go-to crust shall ever…

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Rebuilding Blarney Castles

Centuries ago, a wary king rebuilt his wooden stronghold with stones. He nestled a bluestone in its ramparts to honor the special rock's donor. Legends swirled from the walls through a nobleman's lips and into the royal court. His flattery confounded the queen. Rumors stirred the winds and people suspected unnatural…

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Likin’ Candy Corn?

I'm liking the candy corn around me, deep azure skies above, and an extra hour of sleep on the horizon. I like autumn, but it's not my favorite. Before passionate fall-enthusiasts take defensive aim, let me just honor your right to like whatever you choose. Perhaps your heart skips a beat…

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Hold your Brother’s Hand

 With one hand on the shopping cart handle and the other linked to the smallest of three toddlers, a young mother scanned the busy parking lot from the curb."Hold your brother's hand when you cross the street," she said.The four year-old wrinkled his nose at the younger boy to his left.…

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