Safety in the Rock

            As I sit down to write this month’s column, many people around me are consumed with fear and the overriding sense of uncertainty of what the days and weeks ahead will look like is palpable. Where do you turn for comfort when uncertainty fills your life? It is precisely…

Protection from Fear

There is a great deal of fear and apprehension in the air these days. Many people are overcome with overwhelming fear of coronavirus. Without delving into the validity or lack thereof of the threat itself I would like to take a few moments to address our reaction to it. It…

Home Improvements

February is the shortest month of the year. With its short days, long nights, and cold temperatures it is likely that you are spending a lot of time indoors. Hopefully you have a warm fire to curl up in front of. It is a great time to do some thinking…

2020 Vision

January is the start of a New Year. This year we not only begin a new year but a new decade as well. As I reflect on the year that just ended and look forward to the coming year I am thankful for the blessings I have received and I…

Perspective

The Christmas season is upon us. I love Christmas. It is a time when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We think of others and spend time with our family and friends. The sights, the sounds, the smells, and the flavors of Christmas all form…

Be Thankful

Do you ever get discouraged? Of course, we all do. Things don’t go our way, we suffer aches and pains or serious health problems or people let us down. There are certainly lots of things going on the country to get discouraged about. With Thanksgiving coming up this month, how…

Fall Colors

October is one of the most beautiful months in this part of the world. The mountainsides erupt in a blaze of color that is truly breathtaking. Bright and beautiful yellows, reds, and oranges take the place of the tranquil green that dominated the view all summer long. Those of us…

Fall is in the Air

It is September. While we will probably still have some more hot days ahead, cooler weather is just around the corner. Autumn (or fall) officially begins on the Autumnal Equinox which occurs on September 23 this year. This marks the moment in time where the sun is perpendicular to the…

A House for Regular People

As the percentage of older Americans continues to swell, the search for innovative housing models continues. While new senior living communities continue to spring up, a large percentage of seniors strongly prefer living in private homes. However, the vast majority of private homes could be characterized as “Peter Pan Housing”,…

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