Sept. 24, 2013 — At a family wedding this summer my niece, Katie, told me she loved the book Terry and I sent as a gift to her son, Wesley, in celebration of his birth. “On the Night You Were Born” by Nancy Tillman is based on Psalm 139, and I must admit I love it, too. The first time I read it, standing in front of a bookrack in Barnes & Noble, I cried. Why? Because the author captured God’s love for each and every human being and just how special we are to Him.
Katie told me she particularly loved the part about the polar bears dancing on the night her son was born and I responded that the joy she experienced was how God feels about her too.
Sept. 17, 2013 — It’s that time of year when I am once again forced to make a decision about whether to get my children and myself a flu shot. Even the Center for Disease Control has questioned its effectiveness and suggest we may get just as sick whether or not we get the shot. So, every year I hesitate and ask myself the same question — do we really need to do that again this year? Is it worth the possible side effects and exposing my children to questionable ingredients like formaldehyde?
It seems like a simple question, but it’s not. Getting my children their flu shots is one of the most dreaded days of the year, for all of us. They hate it. I hate it. I’m not going to embarrass them by telling you why we all hate it so much but suffice it to say more than one of us ends up crying. Nevertheless, due to a bout of pneumonia at 1-1/2 years old, a few common allergies and minor asthma, every year I end up conceding as it is better to be safe than sorry. Right?
Sept. 17, 2013 — As I write this Wednesday morning, it’s not officially official, but I’m quite certain it’s already a done deal. Herlong businessman Tom Hammond is in and Jack Hanson is out as Lassen County’s District 5 Supervisor.
First, I’d like to thank Hanson for his years of service on the board. In my opinion, he is an honest and honorable man who served his constituents well for more than a decade — despite contrary opinions expressed by some who sought to oust him.
Sept. 17, 2013 — Lassen County’s Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 125th anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 with a social hour and a buffet dinner held on the grass area near Roop’s Fort, 75 N. Weatherlow St.
Tickets are still available at the chamber office, and guests are asked to RSVP by Sept. 23 by calling 257-4323 or leaving a message at email@example.com.
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