Today would be my grandma’s 121st birthday. We lost her back in 1981, but still miss her and all the lessons she tried to teach us. When I was young, some of those lessons seemed silly and I thought I would never need to know those things.

A couple weeks ago I wrote about three beautiful young girls whose lives have touched my life. Kali, Ellie and Kaitlyn are all very pretty, as all who see them would agree.

A few days ago I grabbed a packet of sweetener out of the cupboard, and noticed the packets now have inspirational thoughts on the back. The one I had pulled out said, ”Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.”

Cowboy legend Roy Rogers and his wife, Dale Evans, used to sing a song telling us that “Faith, hope and charity” is “the way to live successfully.”

One of the favorite passages in the Bible for pastors to use when preaching a Mother’s Day sermon is found in Proverbs 31. These verses describe the mother who is a virtuous woman, a wife and mother who never stops caring for her family.

Sooner or later, it is bound to happen. Someone is going to write a book, maybe with illustrations, entitled, “365 things to do with toilet paper during a pandemic!”

This past weekend we celebrated a Holy Week like none other we have ever seen. Church doors were closed and their parking lots were empty. There were no Easter egg hunts, no bunnies walking up and down Main Street, handing out chocolate treats. Even family celebrations were for the most part…