I prefer to have hope

I prefer to have hope

The one calming factor on the uncertainties of life is hope.One day, Billy Joe Bryan and I decided to do some spelunking in a large cave near our home...

March 17th, 2016 |  


What God sees is unlike that of man

What God sees is unlike that of man

When God wanted the prophet Samuel to anoint a new king for Israel, He told him to go to the house of Jesse, who had several sons. (cf. 1 Samuel 16:1)...

March 17th, 2016 |  


Marilyn J. Davis

CROWN CITY, Ohio — Marilyn J. Davis, 76, of Crown City, died Thursday, March 10, 2016. Services will be 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016, at the ...

March 14th, 2016 |  



I’d rather eat pig’s blood than Irish grass

I’d rather eat pig’s blood than Irish grass

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.Kissing the Blarney stone and seeing a fairy or two were on my wish-list when I visited Irel...

March 14th, 2016 |  


Filing taxes just got a little easier

Now that it’s March, your annual tax filing deadline is fast approaching. If you receive Social Security benefits, one of the documents you need...

March 12th, 2016 |  


Crochet art

Crochet art

Yes, spring is trying to show its face telling us it’s time to “refresh our nests” in our own way.Please, let me encourage you to go...

March 12th, 2016 |  


Learning to obey God, earthly elders

Learning to obey God, earthly elders

God gives children a responsibility. He expects them to learn to obey.One of the Ten Commandments was, “Honor your father and your mother, that ...

March 10th, 2016 |  


God will take care of the talkers

God will take care of the talkers

In a southern cemetery, a certain epitaph on a grave stone reads, “Beneath this elm in the south, lies the busy body Aribella Routh, who on the ...

March 10th, 2016 |  


God is a beacon during dark, scary times

God is a beacon during dark, scary times

Several years ago, as some have heard me tell the story, I had the opportunity to go with several teams of college students to the Middle East to do s...

March 10th, 2016 |  


The best gift was costly one for Jesus

The best gift was costly one for Jesus

We read in John 12: 1-8 that one day Jesus went to the city of Bethany.That was the city where a man named Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dea...

March 10th, 2016 |