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Find the spirit of unity for our nation

February 14, 2016 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3) We walk in peace to keep us bound together united in Christ. more »»

Enough of that Valentine’s Day stuff

February 14, 2016 Better Half threatened me in recent days. He had looked at the month of February, keenly aware that “the day” was nearin. more »»

Of Valentines, games and winters

February 14, 2016 Doesn’t the thought of this being Valentine’s Day make you feel just a bit happier? With a little song in your heart? It’s a day when nothing more is expected of you than to give a bit of happines... more »»

A nick-of-time birthday gift save

February 13, 2016 All the Heathenish wanted for his birthday was a particular video game. He tempers his wish lists, so I wanted to make sure he got it. “Are we going to go and buy it?” My Little Professor asked. more »»

Thinking about some weekend adventures

February 7, 2016 I realize it’s still winter, and there is still the possibility we will see our share of snow in the next couple of months, but recent weather has got me thinking about the possibility of taking a... more »»

Persistence, patience, perseverance in prayer

February 7, 2016 As Christian people, we need to have faith that God will always act in our best interest. more »»

Time for a new alarming alarm clock

February 7, 2016 I bought myself a new bedside alarm clock the other day. The electric one I had still told time, but the alarm part of it decided it was time to retire or quit without further notice. more »»

Remembering Ozzie, not ‘just a dog’

February 7, 2016 Today I feel a sadness I didn’t know I could experience. But there is a wealth of happy memories to recall and some so funny that I walk around with a silly grin on my face sometime. more »»

Becoming the embarrassing aunt

February 6, 2016 I’ve failed on the embarrassing parent front. I realized this recently while swanning around the high school — supposedly working — and all of my Sassy Saint’s friends were flagging me down for hug. more »»

Do your own research for election

January 31, 2016 The presidential election is in full swing, with the Iowa Caucus set for Monday. Closer to home, the filing period for West Virginia’s primary concluded Saturday. more »»

The importance of prayer

January 31, 2016 If I could choose one thing to do very well; I would choose prayer. more »»

Working together to create a skilled workforce

January 31, 2016 Since becoming your governor, preparing our state's workforce to meet the long-term needs of business and industry operating in West Virginia has been one of my top priorities. more »»

Funny what thoughts pop into your head

January 31, 2016 Funny what thoughts pop into your head. Better Half and I were eating dippy eggs and toast last Saturday morning when I started wondering aloud about the incredible, edible egg. more »»

February brings special observances

January 31, 2016 Tomorrow is the start of a month that is busy with special days or designations. February is Heart Month. If you haven’t started before this, start looking into clean eatin. more »»

Who vacations in a snowstorm?

January 30, 2016 My parents go to Atlantic City to celebrate their anniversary. more »»

Forming the bonds of future leaders

January 24, 2016 As you may have read on the front page of today’s edition, this weekend saw the kickoff of the 24th class of the Leadership Weirton program. more »»

The anchor of stability

January 24, 2016 Acts 27:29 "Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon the rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day. more »»

Strengthening West Virginia’s education system

January 24, 2016 Five years ago, when I became governor, we started down a path to strengthen and improve West Virginia's education syste. more »»

Some calendar interpretation debated

January 24, 2016 This past week served as affirmation — or maybe reaffirmation — that Better Half and I interpret things differently. more »»

Recognition for volunteers, workers

January 24, 2016 Reading is an excellent way to pass the time on wintry days when the temperature dances around zero. more »»

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