God has beat us to the punch

God has beat us to the punch

It was a calm Christmas night in the Branch house. Christmas activities went according to plan for Terry and me. I had concocted a delightful scheme.A...

December 27th, 2018 |  


Teen testimony: Roots and resolutions

Teen testimony: Roots and resolutions

I had my wisdom teeth removed last week. The surgical crew took me to a room. They discussed the procedure. I gave my consent in the form of a patheti...

December 27th, 2018 updated: December 27th, 2018. |  


God’s Kids Korner: Lost and found

God’s Kids Korner: Lost and found

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 it down and th...

December 27th, 2018 |  



A Hunger for More: Real change in 2019 is possible

A Hunger for More: Real change in 2019 is possible

At least in one respect, the turning of the calendar page from one year to the next is not as positive an experience as we would like it to be. For on...

December 27th, 2018 |  


You can’t always get what you want

You can’t always get what you want

Very rarely in this life have I gotten what I wanted.Almost without fail, however, I’ve gotten what I’ve needed.Some how, some way, whatev...

December 26th, 2018 |  


Remembering pets during this time

Remembering pets during this time

Kids dressed in fur — is what I, and many other animal lovers call our much-loved pets. They jump for joy to greet us when we enter the door. Th...

December 26th, 2018 |  


Remembering our Executive Director, Pamela K. Matura

Remembering our Executive Director, Pamela K. Matura

Our Agency family is mourning the loss of our Executive Director, Pamela K. Matura. Pam joined the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) as Executive...

December 22nd, 2018 |  


Meigs Health Matters: You Only Get One Pair and No Spare!

Meigs Health Matters: You Only Get One Pair and No Spare!

I want you to take a moment to reflect on this motto from Prevent Blindness Ohio, “You only get one pair and no spare!” To what am I refer...

December 22nd, 2018 |  


The magic of Christmas

The magic of Christmas comes in many shapes and forms. I remember the shiny gloss of a purple-and-white J.C. Higgins bicycle at age 8. The next year w...

December 22nd, 2018 |  


‘The Table,’ a Christmas tale

‘The Table,’ a Christmas tale

“It is in giving that we receive.”At the time, I did not realize it would become my most memorable Christmas. I was ten, it was December 2...

December 22nd, 2018 |