SJR 9 is just plain bad for West Virginia

SJR 9 is just plain bad for West Virginia

The West Virginia Senate, in an attempt to spur economic growth and attract manufacturing jobs to West Virginia, has introduced two misguided pieces o...

February 21st, 2020 |  


Do not give up on God

Do not give up on God

“Preacher, I just do not have confidence in God anymore.”It has been close to thirty years ago, but I have not forgotten the sound of pain...

February 20th, 2020 |  


A few political comments

A few political comments

As members of my family and I were discussing politics this weekend, my son Lance said, “I had never considered that.”His statement was in...

February 19th, 2020 |  



Take time to share good news

Take time to share good news

It all started on the first day of 2020. I received an e-mail from Mary Rose, and she had listed three things that were good news.She said she had: &#...

February 19th, 2020 |  


Humbled by a guitar master

Humbled by a guitar master

When it comes time to regenerate, I usually head south. Nashville or the Smokeys are my usual destinations. Last weekend we headed to Nashville. It ha...

February 17th, 2020 |  


I cook best when we eat out

I cook best when we eat out

I used to be a terrible cook. Times were when Terry was unable to cook the daily meals, the boys absolutely dreaded it. They knew what was coming. The...

February 13th, 2020 |  


His rights are our rights

His rights are our rights

As a retiree, I was free to watch virtually all of the Trump impeachment debacle and its aftermath. Watching the supposed leaders from both parties be...

February 12th, 2020 |  


And the award goes to …

And the award goes to …

Surprisingly, this will be the second week in a row that I have started typing my column while watching television.Last week, everyone was anticipatin...

February 11th, 2020 |  


New meaning for Valentine’s Day

New meaning for Valentine’s Day

The festival of Lupercalia was a Roman celebration, and I am told that while it survived early Christianity, Pope Gelasius replaced it with St. Valent...

February 10th, 2020 |  


If playing church is OK for you, have fun while you can

If playing church is OK for you, have fun while you can

The one Psalmist does not use the term “playing church,” but what he wrote suggests it rather clearly. God gets weary of people attempting...

February 6th, 2020 |