Contributed by Steven Chapman on Feb 9, 2001
The playlet entitled ‘The Long Silence’ says it all:
At the end of time, billions of people were scattered on a great plain before God’s throne.
Most shrank back from the brilliant light before them. But some groups near the front talked heatedly – not with cringing shame, but with
CONCLUSION: DO YOU EVER FEEL SO ALONE AND EMPTY? We often say the words “I CAN’T.” Maybe the real truth is “I WON’T.” I read a story about a poor little village and the village was so poor and because there was a terrible drought. There was a very old man in the village. He was old and feeble. He
Contributed by James Snyder on May 16, 2020
Here in Florida, we have what people call "Love Bugs." I know exactly why they are called “Love Bugs,” but I am not fond of these little critters. Why don’t they just get a motel room?
Being shut down at home for quite a while it is not that exciting. You can only be shut down for so
Contributed by James Snyder on Nov 7, 2020
I have had a certain dream many times over the years. Of course, it might lean towards being a nightmare if it does not come true.
The dream is that one day in the week; I can have everything go my way. The nightmare part of that dream is that it never tells me which day everything will go my
Contributed by James Snyder on May 15, 2021
Nobody is perfect except maybe the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage comes close.
I've never caught her in some imperfection, or if I had, nobody would know it from me.
There is such an obsession today for people to be perfect. And, of course, their definition of perfect is what they are.
Contributed by James Snyder on Jul 3, 2021
Choices are a very important part of our everyday life. I am what I am today because of choices I made yesterday. I would like to blame someone else, but the truth of the matter is, I am what I am because of my choices.
I must confess that there are a lot of bad choices I have made throughout my
Contributed by James Snyder on Sep 12, 2020
To say the least, and I usually do, this summer has been quite a journey for the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and myself. I can't remember a summer equal to the one we just went through. The fact that we got through it is amazing.
We have been staying at home more often than usual, but
Contributed by James Snyder on Feb 6, 2021
Never has our world been more divided than today. Politics, religion, sports and on and on I could go. For the most part, so many people think being divided is a negative thing. And for many people it is.
However, after being married to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage for almost 50 years, I
Contributed by James Snyder on Oct 3, 2020
Last week the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came up with a brilliant idea. At least, at the time, it seemed brilliant.
“Why don’t we,” she began, “take Monday off and just chill?”
Since it's been a long time since I did any chillin, I had to ask her, "What do we chill
Contributed by James Snyder on Sep 18, 2021
I do not quit easily. When I start a project, I like to work until it's finished. I hate to quit before something is completed.
One thing I have learned through the years is not to start something unless I have the time and resources to finish it. How many projects I started in the past and