by John Paul Carter
My favorite place to browse is a bookcase crammed with Texana. A close second is a rack filled with Leanin’ Tree western greeting cards. I’m always searching for cards, whether serious or humorous, that match a good picture on the cover with an appropriate word on the inside.
One of my favorite cards features a painting by Gordon Snidow of a "tuckered-out" young cowboy squatting on the ground beside his saddle as a cold rain begins to fall. He looks almost too tired to put on his yellow slicker. On the inside of the card is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much." I’ve sent that card to others several times and often pondered its message for myself.
by Danny Couch
Joel and Jeff were my anchors in High School. I met them the first time my mother took me to church in the eighth grade. They invited me to youth group; as a result, we became best friends.
by Molly Goodrich
When I was in college, I took a poetry class. In the class, I wrote bad poetry, was surprised at the good stuff coming from the minds of the strange class mates, got disturbing, yet helpful advice about writing, fell in love with the way words could come together, and got to meet a famous poet. He even signed my book when he came for a live reading. It said: Molly, fellow poet, we sing the soul's deepest chords, Peace, Li-Young Lee. That's when I think my little obsession over words started.
Wednesday evening activities resume on September 11, 2013, beginning with meal at 5:30 pm.
A Special Worship Service will be at 6:15 pm, in Remembrance of 9-11.