Tending the growing flock

Amazing how swiftly life can whisk you from one stage to another! Just a year ago we had only two children, now here we...

Insights by Joan Phelps: Daily Structure for Children

Parents are responsible for childrearing. Parents must provide daily structure for their children. Children cannot be responsible for themselves. What does your child do...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: AFTER JESUS CAME

A recent sermon about Jesus’ reaction to finding money changers in the Temple reminded me of something that many of us have experienced at...

Funny Things Kids Say: ‘Peace’ provides a slice of fun

I help with teaching Sunday school; my students are mainly children in first and second grade. Every Sunday morning before we go to our...

Jerry and Diana Sell will celebrate 50 years

Jerry and Diana (Smith) Sell of Markle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 16, 2018. They met in high school in 1966. Jerry joined...

Let them eat cake (or pancakes)

Hello to all of our faithful readers. This week I would like to rerun a couple recipes that some of you have been asking...

Alcohol-free St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone likes to celebrate at least a little bit on St. Patrick’s Day. But not everyone likes or even wants to drink alcohol on...

Norwell Winter Band to hold Community Night March 15

Norwell Winter Band Programs hold a Community Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Norwell High School gymnasium. Groups performing will include Norwell...

Prune lavender at the right time

Q. I have two lavender plants by our front porch. I’m not sure when to trim them. One time in the fall, I pruned...

Funny things kids say: Granddaughter’s pre-natal wish was granted

In Bergen, Norway, Simon and Nora, 5, were on the bus on the way home from work and school; they were talking about life...