Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Rain Please

Written on June 19, 2018 at 3:50 pm, by

This weather! Need I say more? It seems like I always have something to say about the weather or how fast time goes. It was not too long ago, on April 1, that we experienced a cold, snowy Easter. Then April was an unusually cold month. I now am thinking that we need a wet […]

THE GRAND STORY: The Accusers and the Confessers 

Written on June 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm, by

As hard as one tries, the Christian religion has severe clogging of the faith arteries. Those who are burdened with guilt struggle to feel secure in their oh-I-hope-I-am-saved. Those who live critical of any other sinner are guilty of a most grievous sin themselves; denial of their own blatant violations toward God. The Accusers — […]

On a Human Scale

Written on June 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, with an account of this week’s happenings at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Northeast Missouri. It’s hot here; the sort of heat that boils the motivation out of my blood. Somehow, the air is extremely humid, but the soil is dry to the point of forming fissures. At this point, if you’ve been […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on June 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm, by

John and Sue Guio and Joe Forrester came for Bernice Forrester’s funeral. Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to LaGrange for Travis Wagy’s baseball game. Jenny and Randy Walker and Penny Hustead and grandsons, Will and Waid, celebrated their mother’s, Reva Hustead, birthday (June 19), along with Martin Guinn, at a restaurant in Palmyra. Neta […]

Hallowed Ground

Written on June 19, 2018 at 11:51 am, by

It had been several weeks since I last visited a favorite hunting area. It was early spring, and the new growth had just started coming up. I tried to get an early start on upkeep by weed-eating around the barn and down a rarely used road that led up the hill. I was hoping to […]

Embracing Change

Written on June 12, 2018 at 11:09 am, by

Some folks embrace change, some avoid it at all costs. I’m somewhere in the middle. Liz here, with the latest from last week at Dancing Rabbit. I’m fully in the flow this spring and summer cooking for the visitor sessions, two so far, and cooking breakfast for workshops at the Mercantile, six so far this […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on June 12, 2018 at 10:42 am, by

Reminder: Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge will be going to Maxwell’s at Kirksville on Thursday, June 21, 2018.  We are to be there at 11:00 a.m.  We will meet at Zimmerman’s at 9:30 a.m. Larry and Deanna Hubbard had visitors for the week and weekend.  Visitors include Ted and Alice Tiller from Washington, IL, Marci […]

Need-Based Patterns

Written on June 12, 2018 at 10:20 am, by

Deer give us a great example of how patterns change according to one’s needs. Right now, in many parts of the country, we are seeing a changing pattern. I always break these down into three periods; early spring through late summer, late summer through fall, and winter. Let me explain. In the early spring through […]

Design Your Own Judgment Day

Written on June 12, 2018 at 10:13 am, by

This is what we do. Jesus is quite clear on this matter. How we treat others–how we assess others–will be the guideline for our judgment/assessment in the Big Day. This, therefore, is a rather significant issue, would you think? Significant? It’s a matter of eternal life or eternal death. The Bible offers out-of-this-world directives for […]

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Written on June 5, 2018 at 1:57 pm, by

As the title of this particular Dancing Rabbit update might suggest, I sometimes struggle  with falling behind the curve of work and expectations. This has been such a week (month?) and consequently I’m finding I need to let go of some of the smaller things and reset my target threshold for what is good enough […]