Don’t be bruised by broken promises

Don’t be bruised by broken promises

Given the grim realities that are facing Americans today, one might be led to believe that he or she is not so much living in the “land of promi...

January 7th, 2016 updated: January 7th, 2016. |  


Lollygagging to save the world

Lollygagging to save the world

Editor’s Note: Listen to the audio version of this column.“Don’t go lollygagging and keep me waiting all day, dear,” Grandma w...

January 4th, 2016 updated: January 4th, 2016. |  


Honor the past this new year

Honor the past this new year

I grew up on a three-legged stool — a solid foundation of church, family, and school. Each leg was part of a patriotic nationalism that espoused...

January 4th, 2016 |  



Got Fascism? 1942 Norwegian Teachers’ Nonviolent Resistance to Nazis has answers

With bigotry and hatred on the rise in the United States and politicians like Donald Trump giving everyone the nightmares of an American Hitler and Na...

January 4th, 2016 |  


‘A Winter Queen’s Tea’ will host Miss Ohio USA

‘A Winter Queen’s Tea’ will host Miss Ohio USA

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — Author C.S. Lewis.Bossard Library will pair the lo...

January 2nd, 2016 |  


Combating drug abuse on multiple fronts

Combating drug abuse on multiple fronts

West Virginia’s deadly addiction to opioid drugs gained national attention in 2015, and as the state looks toward a new year my office seeks to ...

January 1st, 2016 |  


God’s love can thaw a frozen heart

God’s love can thaw a frozen heart

Well, so far it’s not been much of a “wintry” winter, at least not here in southern Ohio.We are hearing, of course, of real winter w...

December 31st, 2015 |  


You can always in Jesus in God’s house

You can always in Jesus in God’s house

Happy New Year! Have you ever misplaced something? Of course, you have. We have all done that, haven’t we?Perhaps we were reading a book and put...

December 31st, 2015 |  


Are Republicans dying off?

In 2004, Republican popular vote totals for president peaked — at 62,040,610 votes for George W. Bush.They have been down ever since.59,948,323 ...

December 29th, 2015 |  


Beware of bells that don’t serve you

Beware of bells that don’t serve you

Beware of bells that don’t serve you.The song Silver Bells, serves me. It transports me back to my childhood Christmas faster than my stepmother...

December 28th, 2015 updated: December 28th, 2015. |