A column full of (helpful) microaggressions

A column full of (helpful) microaggressions

I am, quite bluntly, worried that America is losing her collective mind.The latest news story to confirm my suspicion is one in which groups at major ...

July 8th, 2016 |  


Deceit is greatest threat to God’s truth

Deceit is greatest threat to God’s truth

If there is anything that is especially challenging to a material-minded civilization such as the one in which we live, it is the inescapable fact tha...

July 7th, 2016 |  


Who is our neighbor?

Who is our neighbor?

Our Bible lesson today is found in Luke 10: 25-37. It is the story of the Good Samaritan.The Samaritans and the Jews were not friends at all, but read...

July 7th, 2016 |  



Preacher’s wife goes for roll in front of Branch house

Preacher’s wife goes for roll in front of Branch house

Terry likes her flowers. It is not a sophisticated collection, but the blooms she gets and the plants she raises make her heart smile, she says.She ta...

July 7th, 2016 |  


Authentic Christianity not found in the buffet

Authentic Christianity not found in the buffet

Many Americans think they love Chinese food.All you have to do is ask them, “Do you like Chinese food,” to which they will reply, “Y...

July 7th, 2016 |  


Water presents its trials and tribulations

Water presents its trials and tribulations

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.My heart remains planted in the hills of West Virginia even though I’ve lived in Ohio ...

July 5th, 2016 |  


It’s time to make crochet ‘great’ again

It’s time to make crochet ‘great’ again

Hello, again my friends. As we can see, the last chills of winter have left us, and the warm air of summer is rushing our way.The world is turning gre...

July 5th, 2016 |  


Marshall hosts month-long health care experience

Marshall hosts month-long health care experience

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — More than two dozen high school students from West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio began a four-week immersion experience this w...

July 1st, 2016 |  


Working together to secure today, tomorrow

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Your first job is a landmark occasion. You’re meeting new people, making professional connections, and probably cashing...

July 1st, 2016 |  


A citizen’s prayer to get through dark times

A citizen’s prayer to get through dark times

He had arrived in country 69 years ago — and not willingly.He was now an old man, an octogenarian at the very least. Where had the years gone? H...

July 1st, 2016 |