By Rev. Jim Riley I first met Esther in the hospital. Recurring benign lumps would appear in her arms that had to be removed. I had a good time visiting with her because she wasn’t really sick. She had friends in our church and once I asked her why she didn’t come to church. She … Continue reading Esther’s Christmas
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A Christmas story By Rev. Jim Riley Helen had a doll that she loved very dearly. Helen always called her doll “Dolly.” Helen loved Dolly so much that she took her places. One of the places she took her was Sunday School. Dolly’s dress was getting a little shabby because she went so many places and did … Continue reading Helen’s Doll
Hooray for Rudolph!
by Rev. Jim Riley The favorite Christmas song we sang in our fifth-grade music class in 1949 was “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” The song was brand new. All of us thought it was a lot of fun to sing. Our music teacher was a stylish young woman who loved to pound the songs out … Continue reading Hooray for Rudolph!
The Christmas Ghost
Written by: Diane Hildebrandt Winter blanketed Northwest Indiana with snow before the holiday. An arctic blast of frigid weather arrived the day after Christmas. I rushed my children indoors, out of the 10 below air, when we reached home on December 27th. Locking the back door, I stretched my arm upstairs, reaching past Tessa to … Continue reading The Christmas Ghost
Moya Moya Written by Damien Hanson
“If you assume any rate of improvement at all, games will eventually be indistinguishable from reality. We're most likely in a simulation.” Elon Musk October 3rd, 2018. Dean awoke to that familiar sound. Thunder, lightning, a clanging of the chimes as the winds of the east drove past those of the west, making funnels drop … Continue reading Moya Moya Written by Damien Hanson
Written By: Connie Trott I’m not one of those people that are impressed with a new house. I’ve always had an odd attraction to old houses. I love their strength and character. But, there are a couple small drawbacks to those stately old homes. They have seen many changes in their environment over the years … Continue reading Jumping Rats