The Love of God

By Rosie Moore When I was ten years old, I was walking down a street in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when a sweet young lady asked if I would like to go to Sunday School at her church. I said “sure” and that started my love affair with the Mennonite church that continued the next eight years. […]

The Winter of Our Discontent?

By Rosie Moore This is the last column I will write about the weather–I promise. Someone told me to move back up to Pennsylvania and take this snow with me–ha! ha! I wish I could, in a way, because I have children and grandchildren up there plus I have relatives in Florida so I’m stuck […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

By Rosie Moore Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, when lovers show their love in various ways. Here are some quotes from people about that day. “Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.” Author unknown […]

A Fond Goodbye

By Rosie Moore “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice in it.” Reverend Charles Michael Mills uttered these words nearly every Sunday to his congregation for many years. He recently retired as pastor of Fairmont Presbyterian church after a long pastorate of sixteen years. He also served as pastor in churches […]

New movies, old themes

By Rosie Moore Here are the movies that won awards on the Golden Globe Awards show. Boyhood, Glory, The Theory of Everything, How to Train your Dragon 2, Birdman, Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, and Interstellar.  What in the world were these movies about? As I undertook the chore of learning the story of each […]

Rosie’s World: Good Luck Food

Well, here I am writing about food again. It came to my mind because of my tradition of eating pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day, which is a Pennsylvania tradition. Sauerkraut, directly translated “sour cabbage” has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria,. Fermented food has a long history in many cultures with sauerkraut being […]

Firm Decisions

By Rosie Moore I missed my deadline for sending my last article for the year of 2014 so I will be extra meticulous about sending in my thoughts for the year 2015. In other words, I’m making resolutions, or firm decisions this year. I looked up the word resolve in my old dictionary I have […]

Favorite Stories of Christmas Past

By Rosie Moore “One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. and sixty-six cents of it was in pennies.” So begins O’Henry’s short story, “The Gift of the Magi,” about a young couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. As a sentimental […]

Mincemeat Pie anyone?

By Rosie Moore I did not make mincemeat pie this Thanksgiving simply because only I and one or two other people like it and I end up throwing most of it away, which I hate to do. But I missed it and will consider baking one for Christmas. The origin of mincemeat pie dates back to 500 […]

Christmas Movies

By Rosie Moore There are very few people who do not watch the same movies year after year at the same season–Christmas time. Out of habit or simply for the love of these movies compels us to watch even though we  know most of them by heart. There are many of them but I’m only […]

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