Holiday your way

Holiday your way

Coloring book, crayons and pegs from the Battleship game strewn across the green shag carpet, smell of turkey roasting and Andy Williams singing, R...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Paying attention to matters small and great

Paying attention to matters small and great

“Straining at gnats,” is a figure of speech which denotes being overly picky and concerned about details. Most often, when people use the ...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Forgo running the rat-race

Forgo running the rat-race

“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upo...

November 30th, 2017 |  



Air up the deflatables

Air up the deflatables

Our son, Keithen, and daughter-in-law, Jessica, have perhaps gone overboard with a new-found passion. They have become big-time fans of inflatable Chr...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Advent is coming!

Advent is coming!

This coming Sunday, December 3rd is the start of something special – a special time of the year called Advent. Advent is the four weeks before C...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Live from acceptance, not to acceptance

Live from acceptance, not to acceptance

I’m only seventeen. So many things I’ve yet to experience. Much of life is still an imagination. But, thank God, I know Jesus Christ.Looki...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Reader asks to turn down the volume

Dear Editor,The Christmas Parade in Pomeroy on Sunday was a wonderful parade. Lots of folks participating, the Community Band was entertaining us, the...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Patience and the perfect cinnamon roll

Patience and the perfect cinnamon roll

While the Rockettes kicked and Sponge Bob Square Pants soared high above the streets of New York, I settled into the couch and ate a Pillsbury cinnamo...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Two sides of a cultural coin

Two sides of a cultural coin

Couldn’t help noticing that two deaths making headlines in the past week represented such seriously opposite ends of American society during the...

November 25th, 2017 |  


The people in the pictures

The people in the pictures

Have you ever found an old photograph with familiar looking strangers looking back at you, and had the thought, “if ___ were alive, they would k...

November 25th, 2017 |