A brief overview of one mother

A brief overview of one mother

At holidays, I miss my mother. Opal Moore Adams Bowling was overweight, sloppy in her appearance, and never saw a household task she was eager to take...

January 14th, 2020 |  


Resolve to get involved in kids’ education

Resolve to get involved in kids’ education

A brand-new year has begun, and we all thought about, or even announced out loud to those closest to us, our good intentions for 2020.Even the most di...

January 14th, 2020 |  


Kids say the darndest things

Kids say the darndest things

I’ve always heard the phrase “out of the mouths of babes,” but I was reminded of the truth it holds during a recent Wednesday evenin...

January 13th, 2020 |  



Don’t be a ‘floppy’ on being Godly

Don’t be a ‘floppy’ on being Godly

It is the tragic experience of the Church at large that many who demonstrate initial Christian potential wind up being a tremendous spiritual flop.The...

January 9th, 2020 |  


Making plans to un-decorate

Making plans to un-decorate

Our bout with the flu certainly did slow things down around here. I found that a poster I first noticed years ago was true again. It said, “Work...

January 8th, 2020 |  


Get ready — it really is winter

Get ready — it really is winter

Back in November, I wore a winter coat because it was cold outside.Since then, it has been around 45 degrees almost every day. I wore a light sweater ...

January 8th, 2020 |  


Stepping back into the past

Stepping back into the past

When my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told him I wanted to go up to Galion, Ohio, to see the house I had lived in before my family m...

January 8th, 2020 |  


In Recovery: Part Two

Are you addicted to drugs or alcohol or both? Are you or a family member or friend sliding into full-blown addiction? Perhaps you’re in recovery...

January 7th, 2020 |  


The fleecing of the flock

The fleecing of the flock

Each Sunday morning just before morning worship at our church, the children march around and through the congregation to the tune of Father Abraham, c...

January 6th, 2020 |  


Parenting matters … a lot

Parenting matters … a lot

For decades now, politicians have pushed the false narrative that our children’s development begins when they enter school, and that, if we just...

January 3rd, 2020 |