Lifestyles

TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR PHONES

A friend of our family recently pulled their basket of cookie cutters out to show my daughter. She had such a great time looking at all the shapes, and discussing the holidays that each one went with.    Since then I’ve kept an eye out for cookie cutters in stores, and have been surprised to…

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The Bible and the Headlines: News You Can Use

By David Bachelor, PhD The news this week is that the “news” is not enough. I suspect this process began when the media began to supplement the five “W”s with adverbs about veracity. From this self-inflicted wound, it appears the real purveyors of information to the general public are not newspapers or broadcast journalism but…

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TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR PHONES

Hey Murphy, I just got in a pretty terrible fight with an old friend… on social media. He was posting some things that just really upset me. We went back and forth for a while, and I ended saying things I shouldn’t have, but I feel bad. I didn’t want to argue with him, we…

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FLAVORFUL TOMATO SOUP

Do you like soup? I like some soups, but I’m fairly particular about them. Old faithful for my taste is tomato soup. I rarely meet a tomato soup that I don’t like. After it was so cold last week I’ve had soup on my mind. The good news is that the weather has already come…

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The Bible and the Headlines: News You Can Use

By David Bachelor, PhD It seems weird to write about snow in Frio and La Salle County while it is nearly eighty today, but this time last week, the headlines were full of the polar vortex and the snow in Texas. The power and water shortages in the Lone Star State are still the subject…

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THEY BIT THE BIG ONE

Hi Murphy, I have to replace so many of the plants at my place after this extreme weather. Everything looks like it’s been actually burned! I don’t know if I should just stick with the same plants or if I should look for new kinds of plants… it’s very overwhelming. Vicky Hey Vicky, Don’t get…

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Cheese & Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Cheese & Sausage Breakfast Casserole Provided by Martha Condry As printed in The COTULLA Garden Club Community Cookbook, 2016 1 lb pork sausage 1 or 2 tbsp butter 6 slices bread (crust removed) 2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheese 6 eggs 2 cups milk 1 tsp salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage, spread…

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I’m so conflicted

Dear Tessie, We’re going to be building a house here in South Texas this year. I’m so excited to be getting our own home! The trouble is, I’m also very conflicted about all the details! We have to choose paint colors, countertops, layouts… it’s so complicated! We had decided not to put in a fireplace,…

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The Bible and the Headlines: News You Can Use

By David Bachelor, PhD Texas Tech football jerseys were flying off the shelves last week. The most popular was #5 with a certain alumnus’ name on it, Patrick Mahomes II. The Shop.TexasTech.com site lists the red Under Armour version of #5 as the “Most Popular in Texas Tech Red Raiders.” This is quite good considering…

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I’m super nervous

Dear Ms. Tessie, My daughter is getting to an age that she is starting to ask about extracurricular activities. Some of her friends talk about practices they go to after school, or activities they are a part of, and she’s curious… but when I was a kid my parents put us in too many things,…

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