Spiritual encouragement undergirds the new year

Spiritual encouragement undergirds the new year

It takes no small amount of intestinal fortitude to face the year ahead with positive expectations without giving in to perpetual discouragement and s...

December 28th, 2017 |  


Read the Bible for yourself

Read the Bible for yourself

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is reading more. When I say “reading,” you likely think of novels, biographies, and m...

December 28th, 2017 |  


The big and bold change West Virginia needs

The big and bold change West Virginia needs

Whether I’m at a roundtable discussion or the grocery store, so many West Virginians have shared with me what tax reform would mean for them and...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Be alert : ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’

Be alert : ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’

It was December 24, 1960 when my Dad and I started on the trip from Charles Town, W.Va. to Charleston, W.Va. The purpose was to make a Christmas visit...

December 21st, 2017 |  


The truth of the good news

The truth of the good news

The apostle Paul proclaimed, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” (Romans 1:16)John Mark, at the front of his recording of th...

December 21st, 2017 |  


The Prince of Peace

The Prince of Peace

Well, we have made it to the fourth and final week of Advent. Just like the Wisemen, we have followed the star as we approach the birth of Baby Jesus....

December 21st, 2017 |  


Follow the light

Follow the light

Much better than in many places in the world is the view that we have of the night sky in southeastern Ohio. Wide open countryside provides a much bet...

December 21st, 2017 |  


What’s happening in Mary’s heart?

What’s happening in Mary’s heart?

It’s a question I have concerning the Christmas story.The Bible says, “All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary ...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Light the pilgrimage to your potential

Light the pilgrimage to your potential

Before technology made it possible for an entire set of lights to stay lit when a single bulb burned out, my uncle spent hours trying to find that one...

December 18th, 2017 |  


Get into the spirit of the thing

Get into the spirit of the thing

Okay, so what do you do with a cat that climbs your Christmas tree?Patches, the Calico we obtained from a well-known local feline rescuer some months ...

December 15th, 2017 |