Author Archives: steve roark

Cold Love

Cold Love By Steve Roark   With winter weather there are two distinct camps of people: those that love it and those that do not. You may have picked up in past articles that I am in the love winter … Continue reading

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Snow Stuff

Snow Stuff By: Steve Roark I have never outgrown my love of a fresh snowfall, which takes a bleak winter scene and transforms it into a wonderland.  The quiet a snow brings is both eerie and wonderful, and a walk … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tradition of Advent

The Christmas Tradition of Advent By Steve Roark My church celebrated the beginning of Advent December 1st by carrying out the “hanging of the green” tradition of decorating the church sanctuary for the Christmas season.   Our pastor explained the meaning … Continue reading

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The Roots of Thanksgiving

The Roots of Thanksgiving By Steve Roark Thanksgiving is one of the high holidays of the US, involving traditions of being with family, eating a bountiful meal of traditional foods, and hopefully taking time to give thanks for what we … Continue reading

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A Spooky Tale: The Deathwatch Beetle

A Spooky Tale: The Deathwatch Beetle By Steve Roark With a nod to the season of Halloween, I would like to share a tale about something that has creeped people out for centuries. A superstition that came across with settlers … Continue reading

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Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder Bugs By: Steve Roark Boxelder bugs can make a nuisance of themselves by gathering around the house in large numbers.  They usually do this in the autumn in preparation to move into protected areas to over-winter.  While they do … Continue reading

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Plants That Use Dinner Bells

Plants That Use Dinner Bells By Steve Roark It’s nice to think that plants produce fruit for our pleasure and that of other creatures.  They do want us to eat them but have an ulterior motive of getting their seeds … Continue reading

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