He really liked telling the story

He really liked telling the story

My younger brother, Chris, has been in the hospital lately in Martinsburg, W.Va.Since my oldest son, Ron, lives just outside of Martinsburg, I called ...

January 28th, 2016 |  


Ditch the device, grab a sled

Ditch the device, grab a sled

Editor’s note: Listen to the audio version of this column.A giggling bunch of girls go sledding past my window and down the small hill on the re...

January 25th, 2016 |  


Truth is absolute in spiritual matters

Truth is absolute in spiritual matters

Generally, a personal goal for me is to not waste paper and ink by writing mere opinion (no matter how good an opinion I have of my own opinions). Ins...

January 21st, 2016 |  



Just what the doctor ordered

Just what the doctor ordered

We often hear someone say, “That was just what the doctor ordered.” What do they mean?They usually mean that something happened that was e...

January 21st, 2016 |  


‘We’ means ‘me’ won’t work with God

‘We’ means ‘me’ won’t work with God

My wife, Terry, is truly an impressive person as far as I am concerned.She is harmless as a dove, but wise as a serpent. She is subtle in a delicate a...

January 21st, 2016 |  


Work toward a successful life

Work toward a successful life

What makes a life successful?Is it dying while in possession of a great deal of money? Is it having a large family at your bedside in your final momen...

January 21st, 2016 |  


Don’t allow past associations dictate attitude

Don’t allow past associations dictate attitude

Editor’s note: Listen to the audio version of this column.I can still see the miniature farm scene on my eighth birthday cake — the barn, ...

January 18th, 2016 |  


God will judge the soul who sins

God will judge the soul who sins

It is surprising how often it happens. A conversation turns to matters of faith and religion, and there is general agreement that it is a good thing t...

January 14th, 2016 |  


Prints in snow-covered cemetery told compelling story

Prints in snow-covered cemetery told compelling story

It proved to be a long, arduous trip home. Snow had fallen all afternoon, but it was coming to an end. Several inches had accumulated. The road was sl...

January 14th, 2016 |  


It’s never too late for new beginnings

It’s never too late for new beginnings

This is an exciting time. It is the beginning of a brand new year — 2016.Some people like to make New Year’s resolutions or promises to th...

January 14th, 2016 |