Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hatfields & McCoys

The story of the Hatfields and the McCoys is an intense lesson in unforgiveness. Generation after generation honored a long-standing feud. After a while, no one was quite sure how it all started. What seemed more important was how to continue it.
(Amy E. Dean, Night Light, 27 September)
30 October 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


2013 Orchid Show at Beltsville, MD - photo by Mr. Dickie

Advice columnist Ann Landers put it this way, "If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'"
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, 29 October)

Monday, October 28, 2013

A Strong Nation

A strong nation provides

  • work, 
  • a living wage, 
  • affordable housing and 
  • medical and mental health care 

for all of its people.
(after Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 41, 17 October)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

It's Me Again

Photo at the 2013 orchid show by Richard E. Henthorn

I haven't posted anything to this blog since August 2013.  I stopped doing my daily reading.  That was the source of many of the items I posted.

On Saturday the 26th of October the three of us went to a church Bake and White Elephant sale in Bowie.  Afterwards we stopped at several yard sales.  At one there were some very nice books priced at 50 cents for hard backs and 25 cents for paperbacks.  I only bought four and then when I got home regretted that I didn't buy some to give away at The Little Free Libraries.

So What's The Difference?  - A look at 20 worldviews, faiths and religions and how they compare to Christianity by Fritz Ridenour

God Will Make A Way - What to do when you don't know what to do by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

P.S. God Loves You - Words of grace and encouragement from God's heart to yours by Connie Witter

Personal Promises From God's Word by World Publishing

Mr. Dickie
27 October 2013