When you have God, you have all you need

When you have God, you have all you need

Our boys were wrestlers in the day.Terry and I sat through a lot of pee wee wrestling tournaments watching them compete. I can remember that it took K...

March 31st, 2016 |  


Knowing God will expel dangers within one’s heart

Knowing God will expel dangers within one’s heart

Of the many dangers in the world, there are many that lurk within our own hearts.Wily and deadly, these “creatures” dwell inside us, dorma...

March 31st, 2016 |  


The sticky sound I can’t shake

The sticky sound I can’t shake

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.A spring storm rumbles across the sky, but behind the dark clouds and thunder-claps, a vastn...

March 28th, 2016 |  



The last woman to leave the cross

The last woman to leave the cross

I am angry to this day at my council colleagues for calling that meeting so hastily in the middle of the night.Nicodemus somehow learned about the pla...

March 24th, 2016 |  


To know God is to know peace

To know God is to know peace

A friend of mine referred an expression to me that he felt was “great” and “worth passing on”, although neither of us is certa...

March 24th, 2016 |  


The case of the empty tomb

The case of the empty tomb

Do you like mystery stories? When I was a kid, I loved to read mystery books.My favorite were Nancy Drew books. My friends and I would collect them an...

March 24th, 2016 |  


What man sees are only appearances

What man sees are only appearances

Jesus taught his followers, “Do not judge according to appearances, but judge with a righteous judgment.” (John 7:24)In our previous artic...

March 24th, 2016 |  


Outside counsel policy ends cronyism, saves millions

Outside counsel policy ends cronyism, saves millions

West Virginia taxpayers deserve transparency, competitive bidding and millions of dollars in cost savings, all of which my administration delivered wi...

March 21st, 2016 |  


Salty pie and laughter are no mistake

Salty pie and laughter are no mistake

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.Two thousand dollars! That’s what the clerk at the bank’s drive-through window h...

March 21st, 2016 |  


‘God works in mysterious ways’ adage is full of truth

‘God works in mysterious ways’ adage is full of truth

Although I had been a Christian since I was a much younger child, I was confronted with one of the most important Christian questions with which we mu...

March 17th, 2016 |