Police and skunks deserve admiration

Police and skunks deserve admiration

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.You reach into a bag of apples often enough and you eventually will pull out a rotting one. ...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Respect for men, women in blue

Respect for men, women in blue

Emotion and writing is such a volatile mixture.Succumb fully to emotion and writing becomes ranting; squelch all emotion and writing becomes a barren ...

September 26th, 2016 |  


With God, things are always as they seem

With God, things are always as they seem

Currents of popular opinion sweep about us like whitewater waves swirling down the narrow ravine of everyday living.They threaten to sweep us off our ...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Are we building up or tearing down?

Are we building up or tearing down?

One of the values of the wonderful book of Proverbs is that the inspired wisdom within often hits quite close to home. We do well to reflect upon the ...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Don’t place trust in wrongful things

Don’t place trust in wrongful things

Have you ever wished you could trade places with someone? If you could trade places with anyone you want, who would you choose?Maybe a movie star or f...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Grass growth is as sneaky as sin

Grass growth is as sneaky as sin

Even though it has not rained much lately, I still have to often mow the grass in my yard. I mowed grass last Saturday, and this following Tuesday had...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Protecting students, taxpayers from charter school fraud

Protecting students, taxpayers from charter school fraud

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education answered my call to strengthen oversight of Ohio’s charter schools and ensure that our tax dollars a...

September 21st, 2016 |  


How to smoke out negative vibes

How to smoke out negative vibes

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.Sitting around a campfire, you may hear someone say, “Smoke follows beauty.”It m...

September 19th, 2016 updated: September 19th, 2016. |  


Faulty meme logic is dangerous

Faulty meme logic is dangerous

My phone chirped letting me know someone had sent me a text. As is usually the case it was one of my amazing church members.The text read, “Hey ...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Some words just not very useful

Some words just not very useful

Readers probably haven’t seen one particular word in this newspaper very often? It’s a pet peeve of mine. Every time I see it, I delete it...

September 17th, 2016 updated: September 18th, 2016. |