Opinion

We are the Caretaker of our Thoughts

I read a book years ago by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale called, “The amazing results of positive thinking” and I recommend it as an inspiration and encouragement to your spiritual life. He explains that our mind is filled with all types of thoughts and persuasions but everyone is held accountable to manage them. We have the ability to resist and ignore the negative influences that hinder our life and to also embrace the suggestions that are positive and encouraging. I remember after studying about this principle, I had an interesting dream.

Trying to make sense of it all

To be honest, I probably spend too much time watching and being saturated with the news. I feel the need to keep up with the latest developments so that I can at least have an awareness about current events. However, many times I find myself being absorbed in an ocean of information that is not only meaningless but is also negatively impacting my mental and emotional state of being, (especially when much of it is not true).

Goofy Stuff: Mona's Brows

by Vince Cardegin

I’m a fan of art. I’ve sculpted clay, burned wood, tooled leather, scraped the back of mirrors, drawn with pencil and ink, painted in oil and acrylic, and tried Sumi-e, which is Japanese painting and really difficult. I even have a couple of my artistic attempts hanging on my walls, oil from twenty-eight years ago and poster-paint from fifty-two years ago. But I am not an artist. However, I do consider myself an art critic, in my own right. I most emphatically demand that a picture of a can soup is boring. Pointillism is pointless.

Letter to the Editor 3/16/18

Dear Editor and Readers:

There are no simple and easy answers when dealing with evil. We want to enact a solution to prevent murder from ever happening again. But it will happen again. It has been with us since the beginning of time (Genesis 4:8) and will continue through the end times, Pure evil exists and its manifestation is heightened in the politically correct culture we have been nourishing for far too many years.

Goofy Stuff

Vincent Cardegin

744... Late last year I drove to Texas to attend my grandson’s graduation from Air Force basic training. We made it a dual visit, because my mother and brother live close by. We didn’t drive to all the main attractions, but we did tour the newly refurbished museum, and it was amazing. We also ate a lot of the real fake Mexican food, which my wife will go on and on about how good it is. But I think the original TV dinner in an aluminum tray with aluminum foil cover that mom had to bake in the oven when I was a kid was better.

Caption This! 3/2/2018

Karen Smith: Are you 'tire'd? Then relax, take a break and ' head' to the beach!

Dorene Stanfield Lovelace: Welllll, at least my head ain't in the sand!

Van Man: I can Dig the Beach I never get Tired of it! or Caught Rubbernecking on the Beach!

DeLana Roberts: Tired and loving it at the beach!

Lee Jacoby: Gov. Scott said I'd be ok right here. Lol

Mary White Risk: Is this Florida?

Joy Hamm: Ring around the collar at its worst

John Harason: Mom, don't worry the car is fine. This is just a joke.