Archive for 2008

Saying Goodbye

The grass was green, the infield slightly pebbly. I had been staring at that field for weeks. I had run onto to it to play first base, but I had never run around the bases. Not even to one. I was eight years old and I was still waiting for my first hit in little [...]

How to Improve Gas Mileage and Save on Fuel – 4 Gas Saving Tips

By Art Graham Here are a few tips to save on gas. Of course, only do the ones that make sense for you since not everyone is in a position to take advantage of all the suggestions. Some of them may seem silly or nit picky, but remember, the goal is to save money. Always [...]

Fun Dinner Party Ideas

By Joseph Devine Few things are more enjoyable than sharing a delicious meal with friends. Why not add to the fun with eye-catching decorations, cleverly themed meals and even costumes? Throwing a dinner party is a great way to show off your creative abilities and your culinary skills all at the same time. Just think [...]

Writing and Running: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Sometimes a different perspective does wonders. I run everyday, in part because I love to run. But I also run because that is when the stories start flowing in my mind. Great dialogues and interesting plot twists, characters that jump off the page and into my heart. I forget most by the time I get [...]

The Rhema Word, Part II

The first fortune (from a fortune cookie) I ever saved was during college. It is the first one I remember, not because it was the first fortune cookie I ate, but because it was about that time that I began to doubt my future. I doubted what I was going to do with my future [...]

Does God Speak in Fortune Cookies, Part I

I work in an environment that can be stressful. The phone is always ringing. A steady stream of people stop by my desk. They all have a problem or want something. I am not complaining. I have a good job, a good situation. However, some days the constant press of people and furious activity just [...]

We All Have Bobs In Our Lives

We all have Bobs in our life. Mine is seventy-seven. He looks frail at first glance, his hair white and wispy like clouds on a blue sky day. He wears glasses and totters about like he is one misstep from needing a hip replacement, an old Irish golfing cap made of wool perched on his [...]

Red Doorknobs Flying Across the Sky!

By Melinda Thomas Doorknob. A red doorknob. What? What in the world are you talking about? So, what about a red doorknob? If you read those words and you had not clue and you went on to a different article then you simply have no imagination or you are not awake yet. A red doorknob [...]

Travel’s Changing Face

A part of me wants to sit at home, to read books, to walk down the road enjoying the trees, the geese, the deer, or even work in the garden. Another part of me longs to see more of the world, to see the hills of Florence, walk the dusty streets of Cairo, to laze [...]

Living With Demons

Back in 1999, Josh Hamilton was the top pick in the baseball draft. Number one. He had all the tools to be one of the best players ever. He had speed, power, great fielding skills, and an incredible eye at the plate. He had a bright future. Then he became addicted to crack and saw [...]