Understanding diabetes

Understanding diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 30 million people have diabetes. That’s one out of every ten, with one out of four undiagnose...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Magic of old movie houses

Magic of old movie houses

A couple of columns ago I mentioned coming across a photo of the Gallipolis Theater during the great flood of 1937. My love of old movies spurred me t...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Manna: God’s bread

Manna: God’s bread

The Bible has two parts of the same book: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament tells the story of God’s people before Jesu...

September 21st, 2017 |  


The dual divinity and humanity of Jesus

The dual divinity and humanity of Jesus

One of the great “mysteries” of Christianity is the dual divinity and humanity of Jesus the Christ. The New Testament is quite forward in ...

September 21st, 2017 |  


We are too quick to call foul

We are too quick to call foul

Charlie Burgoyne of Franklin, West Virginia, is the father of our daughter-in-law, Holly Branch. Charlie is really a great guy. As an avocation, he se...

September 21st, 2017 |  


It’s a heart workout

It’s a heart workout

The heart is a muscle. When’s the last time you worked out your heart?The stronger your heart, the better prepared you are when difficulty comes...

September 21st, 2017 |  


God both knows and cares about your needs

God both knows and cares about your needs

Every so often, I will have a conversation with someone who is especially frustrated with financial struggles and is not afraid to say so. It is not h...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Thrill of letting go

Thrill of letting go

My harness strapped around my torso, I leaned back onto my heels, gripped the handle above my head and looked across the horizon of New River Gorge to...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Celebrating diverse ideas

Celebrating diverse ideas

Two local gatherings that wrap up Sunday have a common basis in history, but celebrate widely different ideas and thought in our society. Not a bad th...

September 16th, 2017 |  


New Medicare Cards are coming

New Medicare Cards are coming

We recently received some helpful information from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) about new Medicare cards that will be...

September 16th, 2017 |