By Joyce Godwin
I think I've found a new use for Facebook. I enjoy being on Facebook because I can keep up with family and friends and see pictures of children as they grow. I've even re-established friendships after our connections had been lost.
I think I will never tire of the sight at this time of year, when we turn off State Highway 91 to go to the Red River just below Denison Dam. Most years, it is a carpet of royal blue that takes my breath away no matter how many times I see it.
After several of our grandchildren visited during spring break, I find my heart to be overjoyed that they were here and overjoyed they are gone. While I consider these tiny, and not so tiny, souls to be our greatest blessings, I also find they come with challenges.
As Texans, we have a strong heritage of independence.
I've been working at my church a little bit at night lately because we're having a change in pastor's. Our long-time pastor Rev. Jimmy Tarrant has retired and moved to Greenville and our church has yet to find a new pastor. So, I'm trying to make sure my areas of responsibility are in order before we have a new leader.
I heard a persistent chirping outside my kitchen window. It wasn't the normal bird sounds I often hear. This one seemed to be in distress.
Today The Herald Democrat bids adieu to another long time and valued employee as Judy Wines makes her final walk through our doors as a working stiff and begins her tenure as a relaxed do-what-you-want-to-do-any-time stiff.
I was aimlessly surfing the Internet recently and found a few interesting things to share that I'll be most of us didn't know before this illuminating post.
I've heard it said many times, I'll just be happy when Christmas is over, and I confess, I've had that feeling before.