Garden Tips for December

By Peyton Ellas UCCE Master Gardener Have you noticed how the sun’s position is mainly in the southern sky? Solstice comes from the Latin words for “sun” and “to stand still.” On Dec. 21, and for [...]

On Discipline

By Trudy Wischemann I’ve just learned a very important truth: It takes discipline to be a disciple. And I learned it from watching Tom Hanks become Mr. Rogers in the new movie, A Beautiful Day in [...]

What’s in a Name?

By Jim Newman This Christmas season some of us may decide we want to read some of the biblical passages which speak about the birth of Jesus Christ. In Matthew 1:18-24 we find the account of how [...]

Even Though

By Trudy Wischemann I have a strange list of gratitudes to bring to the Thanksgiving table this year, and I offer them even though I hope your list is more straightforward, less encumbered with [...]

Give Thanks When?

By Ron Hull “Give thanks in all circumstances…”  (1Thessalonians 5:18). Give thanks when? In all circumstances?  Is that in the Bible? Yes. Well, how can that be? What about bad [...]

Good Intentions

By Trudy Wischemann They say the road to hell is paved with them – good intentions. I’d forgotten the importance of that until the last few days, back home from Wine Country once again. I’ve been [...]

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

By Jim Newman Recently, one of my daughters got a small antique bedroom dresser which had an attached mirror on top. She loved the beautiful oak wood from which the dresser was constructed, but [...]

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