Thereâs an amusing story of a farmer who owned a very beautiful horse of which he was very proud.
One day he rode him into town and carefully tied the animal to the hitching post in front of the general store.
Two thieves, passing through the town, spied the handsome horse and decided to steal it. They also decided on a clever strategy to carry out their plan. One of them untied the horse and rode swiftly away.
The other remained by the post. When the farmer emerged from the store and saw that his horse was gone, he was about to shout for help when the conspirator walked up to him.
Every child in the village was very much excited on account of the news that had come down from the castle on the hill.
Because it had been such a rich harvest, the fields yellow with grain and the orchards crimson with fruit, the king was going to keep a thanksgiving day. He was going to ask some child from the village to come up the hill to the castle and eat dinner with the prince and princess. It was rumored, too, that this child would be given good gifts by the king. But it must be a very special kind of child indeed. That they all knew.
He was a tall, skinny man well advanced in years. Many of the things that young people dream of doing some day, the old man had already done; some things more than once. In his life there were many accomplishments. In school he excelled as an athlete. As a young man he sought knowledge and learned that fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. As he grew older he chose a life of service to others. He fell in love and embraced it and found it was something precious and rare. As a profession he set out to teach and preach the gospel to all who would listen.
Itâs the end of the road, politically speaking, for Richard Lugar and Mitch Daniels.
Lugar. Daniels is stepping down after term limits are forcing him out of the governorâs office.
Lugar lost in the May primary to Richard Mourdock. Mourdock then lost to Democrat Joe Donnelly.
A popular term used to describe Lugar is that of âstatesmanâ.
And I cantâ disagree.
As for Daniels, Iâve interviewed him a couple of terms while heâs been governor.
I think Iâd best describe Daniels as a gentleman.
And short. The man is very short.
But he truly is a gentleman.
Last week we looked back at some of the major events that happened in your local area in the last year. This time of year many people have made resolutions, promises to themselves, and often others, that they plan to work on to better their (or others around them) lives in some way.
Every year about this time I take pen and paper and write out my New Yearâs resolutions. I feel like Bullwinkle âThe Mooseâ who always says, âThis time for sure.â I honestly intend to keep the resolutions I make. They are usually changes I will like to make in my life. There is no mystery about any of them. I would like to lose 50 pounds. I would like to be a better person. I would like to read and study more. I want to be smarter and I resolve that I will stick to it and accomplish these and other things on the list.
Itâs been a couple of weeks since the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.
Since then, the shift from sorrow over the victims to blather over gun control has set a land speed record.
Iâm finding you canât have a rational conversation about guns in our country. For the people Iâve talked to, who support gun control, the talk of it causes them to react in the same way a drug addict might if you suggest rehab.
Some even suggest the government uses tragedies like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary as an excuse to take all our guns away and have total control over us.
âTwas the night before Christmas
and all through our house,
not a creature was stirring
not even my spouse.
He told me heâd help me
and then pushed a button,
which proved heâd just sit in
his chair and do nothing.
The stockings were hung
by the chimney with wire,
to keep them from falling
where there should be fire.
The kids were both snoring,
all stuffed in their beds,
while visions of video games
bleeped through their heads.
And I, while still wrapping,
and him in the chair,
he had just settled down,
him neglecting his share,
With Christmas only 12 days away (gasp), the shoppers are hitting the streets, and each other, en route to find that perfect gift. Those that are smart (or lazy) will order their presents online and hope for the best âÂ that thieves wonât destroy their lives by stealing their money (or their identity) and that the one perfect thing on that list is still available for purchase.
Two senior citizens living at Millerâs Merry Manor were engaged in a controversy over a political issue. However, it appeared that one of them was doing all the talking, while the second man waited patiently for an opening to present his side of the argument. When it appeared that the first man had run out of steam and the second man was about to have his say, the one who had been doing all the talking quickly turned off his hearing-aid.