Never forget 9/11

There are many numbers to remember on Friday, the most solemn of days in America for nearly a decade and a half, but there is only one you really need...

September 11th, 2015 |  


Change is always possible for salvation

Change is always possible for salvation

Though the world often does not like to hear words of condemnation and disapproval, God’s word makes it clear that there are certain activities ...

September 10th, 2015 |  


We’re taking our grandchildren with us

We’re taking our grandchildren with us

Our second son, Keithen, and family recently moved to Paducah, Ky. It is a bit further than their previous residence, so Terry and I were glad when Je...

September 10th, 2015 |  



God’s light shines through his ‘lighthouses’

God’s light shines through his ‘lighthouses’

As my family and I stood on the deck of the boat operated by the Virginia Aquarium, watching for the fins and flippers of dolphins off the sands of Vi...

September 10th, 2015 |  


Do your work to honor God’s labor

Do your work to honor God’s labor

We celebrated Labor Day last Monday. The word labor means work. Many people did not have to work that day, and you had a day off from school, too.Labo...

September 10th, 2015 |  


Lakin decision a pleasant surprise to all

We were just as surprised as the Mason County (W.Va.) Commission — and pretty much everyone else — last week when it was announced that no...

September 8th, 2015 updated: September 8th, 2015. |  


Growing culture of contempt against police must end

Another police officer is gunned down, the eighth victim of cold brutality in the past month.We should feel numb. We should feel angry.Many do, and th...

September 7th, 2015 |  


Social Security brings much to the table

Take a day to enjoy a fun summer picnic! Whether you plan one for the whole neighborhood, or a quiet day for two, you’ll need to bring a basket ...

September 4th, 2015 |  


Things won’t end well without Jesus on your ship

Things won’t end well without Jesus on your ship

Once, a family was sailing on the ocean, not far off shore, in their yacht. Though having information about an approaching storm, they waited too long...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Psalm 23 most beloved of them all

Psalm 23 most beloved of them all

I know most of you have heard Psalm 23. It is probably the best known and most beloved of the Psalms.It was written by King David. When he was a boy, ...

September 3rd, 2015 |