Legislative update from Delegate Butler

Legislative update from Delegate Butler

(Editor’s note: This column was originally submitted for publication consideration on Jan. 23 and discusses issues prior to that date.)The West ...

February 1st, 2019 |  


Search the Scriptures: Putting forth the effort

Search the Scriptures: Putting forth the effort

Have you ever wondered why the apostles often seemed to have more than one name?Let’s take the apostle Peter, for example. He is sometimes in th...

January 31st, 2019 |  


God is good at being merciful

God is good at being merciful

When you consider the meaning of mercy, you can understand why God is good at being merciful. Simply put, mercy is not receiving what we deserve. We d...

January 31st, 2019 |  



A Hunger for More: Receiving that ‘love letter’

A Hunger for More: Receiving that ‘love letter’

Receiving a personal letter from an old friend is always a treat for me. You remember those, right? The kind you get in the mail? Well, of course, the...

January 31st, 2019 |  


God’s Kids Korner: God calls Jeremiah

God’s Kids Korner: God calls Jeremiah

Our lesson this week comes from the Old Testament in the book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah was a prophet – a person that tells the will of God. He wrot...

January 31st, 2019 |  


Cross Words: I almost quit

Cross Words: I almost quit

It caught me off guard. I was on my way to school. Jamming to some rap. Feeling pretty good. When all of a sudden, a warning came across my dashboard:...

January 31st, 2019 |  


‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let it Snow!’

‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let it Snow!’

Some people may think I’m a little crazy, but I like snow! As long as I can remember, I have very fond memories of snow. It seems like, when we ...

January 31st, 2019 |  


Turn snow drifts into sand castles

Turn snow drifts into sand castles

Maybe it was shoveling the snow again Saturday morning, after having to move the giant drifts last weekend.Perhaps it was dealing with school delays o...

January 30th, 2019 |  


When ordinary becomes exciting

When ordinary becomes exciting

A popular quote from Henry Thoreau reads: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”Perspective changes ever...

January 30th, 2019 |  


Joy in a 2,495-game losing streak

Joy in a 2,495-game losing streak

Born to lose.What do a goose and a meadowlark have in common? More than you think — if you are a Harlem Globetrotter fan.Reece “Goose̶...

January 29th, 2019 |