Historians who tired of seeking origins that mattered much probably risked losing their licenses oh, 1.4 centuries ago. That’s when they scattered like quail in a hailstorm trying to identify the “inventor” of the hamburger.
Years ago, I had trouble with my septic system. If you’ve ever had that kind of trouble, you know what kind of trouble it can be.
I have now preached in 6 different churches since I came to Malawi this time around and they are all quite different.
Dear readers -
Over the past year and a half, all communities have had to adjust to lots of changes in the way of everyday life. We also had to make quite a few adjustments at school.
Nearly 60 Texas House Democrats left the state last Monday for Washington, D.C. in an effort to stop passage of a Republican-led elections bill. This in effect blocks all legislation, since the House doesn’t have a quorum present.
If only life could be as simple as that Blue Bell ice cream delivery guy’s view of his job. It seems to take simplicity to another level. “I eat all I can and sell the rest.” That’s what the ad says, as company leadership leans on the old saying about life being a “cinch by the inch and hard by the yard.”
I’m not sure when a house becomes a home, but I don’t think we’re quite there yet.
David Livingstone came to Africa in the 1840s and returned multiple times until his death in 1873. He was at first a worker in a cotton mill in Scotland, then trained as a doctor, joined a missionary society hoping to go to China but went to Africa instead.
Due to last-minute computer issues, Jill Pertler was unable to provide a new column this week. This is a “classic” column originally published in 2011.