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Have you ever thought about food waste? I had thought about it, mostly in terms of our household, but some recent news reports and some online research have revealed to me some shocking statistics …

Meet Howard and Mary D., two of the many dogs available for adoption through Saving Hope animal rescue. Their stated mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for abandoned, neglected, and …

The first Monday in August is known as August Monday in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. It is also know as Emancipation Monday, marking the day the British Empire freed all of its slaves. …

A recent story on KTVT Channel 11 reported that, according to Lauren Anton, executive director of Saving Hope animal rescue, many animals they have rescued from kill shelters and other places are …

Summertime and the Living is Easy.   (From the opera Porgy and Bess by Ira and George Gershwin) Well, it is summer time here in Parker County but, the living is not so easy for some folks. …

This is the time of year in late winter/early spring when some flowers bloom beautifully for a very short time. I also pause to experience the moment of their beauty because each moment is all we …

Jimmy Carter, our 39th President, has entered hospice care. Hospice care allows people to die with dignity and have time to say goodbye to friends and family. At age 98, the oldest current surviving …

“Hail all hail, TCU. Memories sweet, comrades true. Light of faith, follow through. Praise to thee, TCU!” --- TCU Alma Mater by Glenn Canfield 1928 Texas Christian University …

Our family had never spent a Christmas and New Years outside of Texas but this past year of 2022, because of changes in family circumstances, the whole family went to Heredia, Costa Rica. This …

“Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly” …. Mark 9:25. This is definitely a …

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