My tree and me, growing sunward

My tree and me, growing sunward

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.When no one’s looking, I sometimes pick my teeth, especially if I’ve just eaten ...

October 17th, 2016 |  


Flower in the field makes selfless choice

Flower in the field makes selfless choice

John 15:13 says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”But sometimes important Biblical conce...

October 17th, 2016 |  


Cole, Justice fail to move needle at second debate

Democrat Jim Justice and Republican Bill Cole, West Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates, conducted their second and final debate Oct. 11 in Char...

October 14th, 2016 |  



Keep your ship of spirituality on course

Keep your ship of spirituality on course

One night, when I was wakened in the middle of the night by the rushing sound of branches being tossed in the wind, I found within myself a stirring o...

October 13th, 2016 |  


No double standards with God

No double standards with God

Men often have double standards.You can see this at play during election season pretty clearly. Side A looks at the misdeeds of the candidate of Side ...

October 13th, 2016 |  


Never give up on the Lord

Never give up on the Lord

Can you remember a time when you wanted something?I mean REALLY wanted something so much that you thought you could not live without it? It might have...

October 13th, 2016 |  


Too many sleepers in the church

Too many sleepers in the church

Over the years, I have noted several sleepers in the church.The first one I encountered was Mr. Bassinger. I started singing in the choir at Southside...

October 13th, 2016 |  


It’s all about the hunt, not the kill

It’s all about the hunt, not the kill

Any time the topic of hunting comes up around a non-hunter or anti-hunter, their first line of argument is usually that hunters are just out to kill s...

October 12th, 2016 |  


Gallia band wins international award

Gallia band wins international award

GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County musical group brought home the hardware during the weekend from an awards ceremony in Tennessee.Gallipolis-based Op...

October 10th, 2016 |  


Appetite for living doesn’t include constant noise

Appetite for living doesn’t include constant noise

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.I plopped into my seat at a popular chain restaurant, eager to catch up with the family memb...

October 10th, 2016 |