Even if you don't have a feeder at home -- and, why not? -- you can watch birds living their best winter lives online. Many nature centers have a live feed from a feeding station. These are New Yorker birds at Cornell University. In Appalachia, we finally have plenty of snow -- and enough cold… Continue reading Winter weary? Take cue from wild things
I recently heard that a certain percentage of survivors of the influenza epidemic of the early 1900s manifested Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for a handful of years after the dying stopped. The journalist in me wondered how modern Americans could determine an accurate percentage for something that happened a century ago -- particularly given that… Continue reading Is Post Pandemic Stress Syndrome a thing?
This is something I think about a lot. My daughters are Gen Z. Their friends and dating pool are Gen Z. I have skin in the game. Photo by lalesh aldarwish on Pexels.com What will become of this unique generation -- whose span is bookended by 9/11 and COVID and whose very name suggests finality?… Continue reading Can Gen Z rise up?
God's heart is turned toward you! YOU are loved, no matter what Satan or anyone else has told you. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (Jesus speaking in John 3:16) This "whosoever" love includes YOU no… Continue reading Are you so downhearted you want to die? Hear what God is saying to you!
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” Corrie ten Boom, Dutch writer and Nazi-resisting firebrand It's not so much that life comes at you fast, it's that it comes in bursts. That's what happened over the weekend -- a sudden storm of quiet desperation that came from just… Continue reading The cure for fretting