Don’t tell me what to do

Don’t tell me what to do

We humans are complex creatures. We want what we want, we want to do what we want to do, and we resist anything to the contrary.One of my grandchildre...

March 24th, 2020 |  


It’s still OK to smile

It’s still OK to smile

Fifty years ago — April 1970 — I put on my first lab coat, white shirt, white pants and shoes. My name tag read; “Randy Riley –...

March 23rd, 2020 |  


What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

As spring unfolds, the deep red blooms of red maple trees along the roadsides and in the woods really stand out. Withing days, the blooms fall onto th...

March 23rd, 2020 |  



Blessings and jars of pickles

Blessings and jars of pickles

How are you?My former boss, and general manager of The Daily Sentinel, Charlene Hoeflich, made a habit out of greeting visitors to her desk with that ...

March 20th, 2020 updated: March 21st, 2020. |  


Sharing a Bible-based view

Sharing a Bible-based view

Once again, God is trying to get our attention.We—-the people of the church, in particular—-need to be mindful of that. If you read the Bi...

March 19th, 2020 |  


Search the Scriptures: Of snakes and such

Search the Scriptures: Of snakes and such

There are some who think that faith in Christ demands that they handle snakes as part of their worship services. These individuals believe that if the...

March 19th, 2020 |  


Cross Words: Sovereign in the silence, V

Cross Words: Sovereign in the silence, V

Some might think Esther is a book without God. After all, God’s name has yet to be mentioned in the text. And it never will be. Instead, there&#...

March 19th, 2020 |  


A Hunger for More: Love others as Jesus has loved you

A Hunger for More: Love others as Jesus has loved you

Nothing shows us what is really important in life as does an imminent tragedy. Nor is there anything that show us what is really true about ourselves ...

March 19th, 2020 |  


God’s Kids Korner: When we are afraid or worried

God’s Kids Korner: When we are afraid or worried

I know this last week has had many changes for you that you may not completely understand. That is OK because we adults have also had many changes we ...

March 19th, 2020 |  


School disruption leads to party times

School disruption leads to party times

With the schools closed and students having online instruction and the Covid-19 virus causing so much schedule disruption I naturally turned my though...

March 18th, 2020 |