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Thoughts from Paul

Slow Food or Fast Food

A casualty of our modern pace of living is the way we often eat dinner (supper). We live with so much pressure on our time and emotions that the evening meal is often compressed and fragmented. In more relaxed times, the basic elements of most

Carriage Rides at Whitestone Country Inn

  For 15 years beautiful horses have pulled our white carriage on tours around Whitestone Country Inn. They deliver brides to the chapel. Sometimes the brides exit the chapel or the heart-shaped gas-lit marble courtyard in the carriage. Several times every week couples choose a

100th Anniversary of Mother’s Day

Anna Jarvis originated the concept of Mother's Day in 1908 to honor her deceased mother. She had promoted the day to the extent that by 1914 Woodrow Wilson made the second Sunday in May a national holiday. Anna then spent the next 12 years vigorously

What Was I Thinking?!

"I know what I was feeling, but what was I thinking?" by Dierks Bentley. This country song tells of a country boy who said thinking wisely "crossed my mind a little too late." A prayer I've prayed often is "God give me wisdom." I don't

Big Bad Billy and His Boat Starring Russell Crowe

    I took the two oldest grandchildren to see "God's Not Dead." It was sold out and the next show with seats available was a mega-hit ($44,000,000 in revenue last weekend) about a man who heard the "Creator" communicate with him about saving all

Is It Expensive To Go To Whitestone Country Inn?

    A typical motel room. Cheap or expensive is relative to the reason you came. The cost is relative. Examples: If you are driving from Michigan to Florida and you need a place to sleep from 11pm to 7am, Whitestone is expensive. Maybe you

You Should Not Set An “Alarm” Clock

    It's amazing to me how we name things incorrectly! Like calling the instrument that makes an irritating, obnoxious noise and alerts  us to the start of our day an "alarm" clock. It just doesn't see right to greet the new day "alarmed." The