Opinion

The Papa Files - Affiliate 56

I recently had a long and entertaining conversation with my best friend, Stoney.  For some time now I have set my flat phone on the table in front of me and turned the speaker on when engaged in lengthy calls.  It saves the gristle in my elbows and ears from stress.  I even drop the phone in my shirt pocket and talk while doing chores, when a call lasts very long.  Well, that’s another plus for those walkie-talkie devices.  And that’s what I did while talking to him the other day: started the dishwasher, put clothes from the washing machine into the dryer

The Papa Files by Vincent Cardegin

Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed fewer and fewer people wearing masks when they’re in stores.  Several times I’ve been the only one wearing a mask when I stopped at a small business of convenience.  At first, I didn’t like masks because no matter what brand I bought the things were always trying to rip my ears off.  They hurt, and I hated them for that.  But then my sister, Craftster, sent me her homemade masks.  They are larger to begin with, but also have adjustable ear loops.  Ah, the difference is amazing.  I can only liken it to switching from sh

Readers' Views

Listening to our speaker in church today, it prompted me with thoughts that I felt needed to be shared.  The sermon subject was on faith, and the things we hold on to. At one point in the analogy, he used the metaphor of different ropes as things of importance in our lives.

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I am tired of Governor DeSantis telling the Citizens of Florida we have the right not to wear a mask, that we have the freedom to make that choice. But the true meaning behind Governor DeSantis's words are, we have to freedom to make our American citizens sick and kill them including children, by letting the Covid 19 virus have free reign over our state and our great nation.

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We are living in mass confusion with a pandemic that is causing stress on each of us socially, emotionally, financially, physically, and for many medically. There is fear of the unknown. My concern relates to my son, Joshua. He is 48 years old. He has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. He is dependent on others for all his needs. You may have seen him around in the mall or the parks. He is very friendly and likes to talk to everyone.

The Papa Files by Vincent Cardegin

My wife’s cats, Stirfry and Tempura (she has other names for them) and my granddaughter’s cats, Gloves and Slippers (she has other names for them) are constantly testing my patience.  If I forget to snug my anti-cat cardboard (a custom fit rectangle of cardboard covered with double-sticky tape) onto the seat of my recliner before I go to bed, Slippers will sleep there.  He knows he shouldn’t, because I’ve explained it with a can of air on many mornings, but he will still do it.  Also, I’ve caught both Stirfry and Gloves on the kitchen counter drinking fro

Learning to see through our spiritual eyes

The life of David in the Bible is one of the more popular stories in the Christian faith. Of all the individuals other than Christ, I would guess there have been more messages about him than any other character within the word of God. There is a huge difference between the way we observe and judge with our natural senses and the way God perceives everything through His perfect spiritual wisdom and the key to our success is learning to see as God sees.