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My Best Side

Hi Everybody!  Beside a thousand leaves to be raked, twigs galore laying in my front and back yard, and a ton of housecleaning to be done, I have to tell you that it’s this time of the year when I lay in bed and think…

Falling UP

  Country Apple Pie Every time I think of the fall season, I think of Shel Silverstein’s poem…Falling Up.  It goes like this:   I tripped on my shoelace And I fell up- Up to the roof tops, Up over the town, Up past the…

Gym It Up

After gaining 15 pounds, and spiraling upward, I have decided to gym it up.  Two classes back to back this morning left me feeling like a wet noodle, and really decrepit!  First,  the Pump-It-Up class, where everyone throws weights around like small twigs off a…

Rattle Me Young

Rattle Me Young   I am a very busy person, and for that I am grateful.  I say this because if I weren’t so hyperactive, driven, determined, and just plain crazy, I guess I would just give up and go to be with Jesus.  Notwithstanding,…

Good Ole’ July

Good Ole’July   The month of July could be one of my most memorable months as a child.  I can still see us kids running around with a glass jar catching fire flies.  Sometimes we would take their glowing parts and put them on our…

Just Dad!

Father’s day is just around the corner, and unlike Mother’s Day, they don’t get all the flair and fancy we bestow upon our moms.  Maybe, because they are the less complex of the two, and it takes so little to please them.   In my mind,…

Memorial Day – May 25, 2015

As I say in so many of these newsletters, here we are observing yet another holiday.   Wasn’t it just last week when we were honoring all the mothers?  And right before that we all wore our hats to church celebrating Easter.  At this rate, we…

Raising a Child in 2015

Raising a Child in 2015

May 8, 2015 –  – Raising a Child in 2015- by Rosalie Harpole.  This sermon will be given on Mother’s Day, May 10, at the New Life Fellowship church in Terre Haute, Indiana.   Scripture:  Proverbs:  14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the…

Yo Mama

Mother’s Day could be one of the most celebrated of holidays of the year.   It is the perfect setting with the spring flowers in bloom, beautiful weather for taking plenty of pictures, and of course brunches, banquets, and bouquets for mom. It is the one…

What’s In The Pie

Since St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and I usually try to offer an Irish dish for my cooking classes, I was struggling with what to serve.  Last year it was the awesome Corned Beef and Cabbage, and the best Irish Soda Bread…