Decompressing for return to normalcy
November 2, 2014 I don’t depart from routine all that much, but when I do, the return to normalcy requires some decompressing. I’m back on the job and back in today’s spot after a whirlwind trip to Wilmington, N.C. more »»
Are we ready for the next space age?
November 2, 2014 For the last few years, we’ve been hearing about private attempts by several groups to construct their own vehicles capable of traveling into, and returning from, the Earth’s outer orbits. more »»
‘Straight from the Heart’ wellness
November 2, 2014 Learning about health issues in a fun atmosphere with a great bunch of ladies was on the program last month when the women’s committees of Jefferson, Harrison, Carroll and Tuscarawas counties put... more »»
Answer the bell and fight!
November 2, 2014 Jude 1:3 "Beloved…it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. more »»
We all get into the Halloween spirit
November 1, 2014 My sister, Foo-Dog, and I took Grandmama to trunk or treat. Correction: We took the kids to trunk or treat. Grandmama came along for the ride and we spent more time wrangling her than anything else. more »»
Where does God want to live?
October 26, 2014 I heard a young preacher recently say that God, who created the universe and everything in it, could build the most magnificent building or temple of worship, or whatever edifice He wanted to live in. more »»
Autumn brings banquets and apples
October 26, 2014 Two things that happen for certain in the autumn are the 4-H adviser and recognition banquet, arriving as activities close down for the year and in observance of Ohio 4-H Week, and the 36th-annual... more »»
Paws off! New kittens a handful
October 25, 2014 Our new kittens are jerks. And I think the fluffy one may have eaten paint chips or something, because it isn't the brightest bulb in the bunch. It spends a lot of time staring into space. more »»
There’s no excuse for us not to vote
October 19, 2014 One of the biggest things that sets our culture apart from other parts of the world is the opportunity to have a voice and participate in how our nation is run. more »»
Your vote is a prophetic witness
October 19, 2014 "Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by Go. more »»
The first of many homecomings
October 18, 2014 It was homecoming weekend, and we had a busy one. I need a weekend to recover from this past weekend. I spent two hours curling Sass' hair, while using copious amounts of bobby pins and hairspray. more »»
Catching up on some special e-mails
October 12, 2014 This will be a column to get many clippings and e-mails out of my file and into print. I kept these because they are meaningful to me. See if some catch your attentio. more »»
I have a hero, and His name is ...
October 12, 2014 Well, welcome to October. When I was a little boy, I wanted to be like Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke." He always got the bad guy and could overcome any circumstanc. more »»
My own ‘tail’ of two kitties
October 11, 2014 "What do you want for your birthday, Sass?" I asked. Our Sassy Saint is turning 15. "A kitten!" Sass always asks for a kitten — for every holiday, every year for the past 10 years. more »»