Patti Richter, On Faith: Echoing Their Joyous Strains—Glory in the Highest

Patti Richter, On Faith: Echoing Their Joyous Strains—Glory in the Highest

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 19, 2022) We live in an age of skepticism. If the news commentators pitch a scenario in a light we don’t appreciate, we turn them off.  Even so, people fall to the left and right for all manner of scams and half-truths. Clearly, we want to believe the things we hope are […]

Kudzu and that other creeping threat

Kudzu and that other creeping threat

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 27, 2022) Horror films are not my genre, though, in my youth, I relished the Friday night “Chiller” feature on TV. Old movies like “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” and “The Wolf Man” were part of my coming-of-age repertoire. One night many full moons ago, all alone in the house, I stayed up late to […]

Patti Richter, On Faith | In Autumn and Beyond: Reasons To Be Glad

Patti Richter, On Faith | In Autumn and Beyond: Reasons To Be Glad

At summer’s end, we might hear someone express the sentiment, “Fall is my favorite season.” Many of us will agree. The abbreviated hours of heat and dialed-down humidity bring us relief. The mosquitoes have mostly perished, and we enjoy more time outside. The kids will do more cartwheels, and we’ll leap along with them—at least […]

Patti Richter, On Faith: God’s Great Big, Wonderful World

Patti Richter, On Faith: God’s Great Big, Wonderful World

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Sept. 26, 2022) Kids returning to school will no doubt learn some amazing things their parents never knew or else have forgotten. Some of us could benefit from studying along with them, suspending part of our daily grind in exchange for a bit of amazement over this big world. History’s appeal increases […]

On Faith: In a Dry and Thirsty Land

On Faith: In a Dry and Thirsty Land

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 2, 2022) So, this is drought. Some of us have never really seen one except for scenes in the world news and photos published by relief organizations. The drought, along with a heat wave (minus the breeze that usually comes with a wave) has been life-threatening, especially to livestock and poor creatures […]

Rockwall YMCA Teacher Prayer Breakfast focuses on faith, mental health and well-being of educators

Rockwall YMCA Teacher Prayer Breakfast focuses on faith, mental health and well-being of educators

ROCKWALL, TX (July 27, 2022) During this morning’s Teacher Prayer Breakfast hosted by the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, Rockwall ISD Behavior Specialist Lauren Atkins Bovie addressed some of the challenges educators face and offered tips for teachers to help preserve their mental health. By sharing her personal struggles and faith in God, she emphasized […]

Patti Richter, On Faith: Good reasons to honor our parents

Patti Richter, On Faith: Good reasons to honor our parents

ROCKWALL, TX (May 5, 2022) The events of births decreased while the numbers of deaths climbed during our pandemic years. And many of us attended more funerals than weddings. Yet we have none other than King Solomon to tell us, “It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the […]

Patti Richter, On Faith: Like Thanksgiving without the Turkey

Patti Richter, On Faith: Like Thanksgiving without the Turkey

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 15, 2021) Some memories stand out within the annals of holidays past—for better or worse reasons. I recall my first Thanksgiving holiday away from home due to threatening weather. My college friend and housemate, Rhonda, could not drive the distance to join her family either, so we hatched a plan for our […]

Patti Richter, On Faith | Speak of the Devil: ‘He Has No Claim on Me’

Patti Richter, On Faith | Speak of the Devil: ‘He Has No Claim on Me’

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 18, 2021) I once stood face to face with the devil, and I didn’t like the looks of him. I suspected the figure in red was really the boy down the street. He only demanded candy, yet a slight shiver ran down my juvenile spine at the sight of his pointed tail […]

Rockwall resident uses her late years to encourage and challenge ‘Boomers and Beyond’

Rockwall resident uses her late years to encourage and challenge ‘Boomers and Beyond’

UPDATE (Sept. 11, 2021) The Good Morning Texas segment has been rescheduled to Wed. Sept. 15. ROCKWALL, TX (September 7, 2021) Rockwall’s Missy Buchanan is still surprised at how her life has unfolded since 2008. She never planned to be using her own late years to encourage and challenge older adults on the journey aging. Even […]

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