Reflect, Repent, Renew

Lent begins next week as Christians look forward to Easter

Subscriber onlyThe season of Lent for Christians of the West begins next week with the penitential day of Ash Wednesday. Continue reading...

U.S. bishops: La Santa Muerte dangerous

Subscriber onlyBishops in the United States are denouncing the skeleton folk saint known as La Santa Muerte -- a figure Roman Catholic leaders in Mexico routinely have attacked for the deity's connection to violence and the illicit drug trade. Continue reading...

Torahs find new temples

Subscriber onlyTemple Anshe Emeth in Pine Bluff closed its doors in June after almost 150 years as the spiritual home of the city's Jewish community, but the congregation's legacy will live on through the gifts of two Torah scrolls. Continue reading...

Hacksaw Ridge subject insisted God was the star

Subscriber onlyFacing a wall of flames and shell fire, Army medic Desmond Doss had to make an agonizing decision -- retreat with his 77th Infantry Division or stay behind to save the wounded. Continue reading...

Religion calendar

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Oppression is topic for interfaith panel

Subscriber onlyThe Interfaith Center in Little Rock is sponsoring an interfaith discussion at 5:30 p.m. March 5 at Temple B'nai Israel, 3700 N. Rodney Parham Road. The program, "Honest Together, Stronger Together: Christians, Jews and Muslims in Conversation," will begin with registration at 5:15 p.m. Continue reading...

Getting hygge in the home

Almost as hard to pronounce as it is to define, Danish concept is about creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere

Subscriber onlyEvery Friday morning, Cynthia Sanford gets to work early. She's not there to sell more '50s Danish furniture -- although that's what shoppers can find at the Kensington, Md., branch of Modern Mobler, where Sanford is store manager. Instead, she enjoys some quiet time with a friend before opening up for the day. They drink coffee and knit among handcrafted teak sideboards, splayed-leg coffee tables and never-let-you-go lounge chairs. Continue reading...

Breaking ground

Subscriber onlyMARCH Spring is definitely in the air -- and visible in our gardens. We are a good two weeks or more ahead of schedule. Continue reading...

Tools & toys

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Personal Space

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IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ Is it too early to put a three-in-one insect, disease and pest control product on my Knockout roses? They have the beginnings of some new growth at this time. Continue reading...

Arkansas holds sweet spot in M&M’s colorful history

Subscriber onlyDear Otus, My 4-year-old daughter is convinced that there are such things as giant talking M&M's. She saw them on TV and obsesses over the yellow one. She says he's "troubled." Continue reading...

CAR TALK

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAR TALK: I have a 1999 S-10 Chevy Blazer with four-wheel drive. I wish I had found one without the 4WD. I never use the 4WD, and it simply uses up gasoline due to the added weight and the added friction. How difficult and expensive would it be to remove all of that weight-and-resistance-generating stuff from a Blazer, and turn it into a rear-wheel-drive-only Blazer? (I know you're gonna tell me to go buy a new front-wheel-drive something instead ... please don't!) Continue reading...

Refresh bathroom with easy accents

Subscriber onlyNot everyone can have a sprawling bathroom with floor-to-ceiling marble tiles, extra-wide soaking tubs, and roaring fireplaces. But everyone can have a bathroom that feels luxe, no matter how old or small. A bathroom renovation could be out of reach, or your rental may have been renovated in the '70s, but with a few small accents, you can take your space from plain to polished with minimal effort. Continue reading...

'She Sheds' a space for fun, creativity and a little escape

Subscriber onlySACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sometimes, you just want to get away. You crave a little personal space, a place you can relax, work, get creative and make a mess without guilt. Continue reading...

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