‘No room for self-pity’

‘No room for self-pity’

U.S. Air Force combat pilot Edward J. Machenbier and his navigator, Kevin McManus, were 30 miles northeast of Hanoi on June 14, 1967, when their F-4C,...

June 18th, 2019 |  


Feng Shui leads to better landscaping

Feng Shui leads to better landscaping

Regular readers of this column know that we are hard-headed realists when it comes to landscape design. “Form follows function” is our gui...

June 17th, 2019 |  


On the subject of moving…

On the subject of moving…

There are few things in life that bring me the joy that I find in moving all my possessions from one location to another. Among that list are root can...

June 17th, 2019 |  



Some things you don’t throw away

Some things you don’t throw away

To this day, my boys still complain about some calls I made when I umpired baseball. As a matter of fact, I still have some of their written remarks. ...

June 13th, 2019 |  


Search the Scriptures: The right thing is not always easy

Search the Scriptures: The right thing is not always easy

Hunger can be a powerful motivation. It compels us, and rightfully so, to work, so that we might have something to eat (cf. 2 Thessalonians 3:10). It ...

June 13th, 2019 |  


God’s Kids Korner: Looking ahead to Father’s Day

God’s Kids Korner: Looking ahead to Father’s Day

You probably realize that this Sunday is Father’s Day, right? Do you realize we all have two Fathers: God, our heavenly Father and our earthly F...

June 13th, 2019 |  


A Hunger for More: Jesus is the Great Enabler

A Hunger for More: Jesus is the Great Enabler

So much of Jesus’ heart could be seen in the fact that He compassionately intervened in the lives of those with whom the Father connected Him. M...

June 13th, 2019 |  


Cross Words: Go with Jesus over places

Cross Words: Go with Jesus over places

A few weeks ago, I found myself peddling the Walmart aisles for a graduation card. Honestly, I didn’t give it much effort. I knew my friend didn...

June 13th, 2019 |  


Reader is preserving a vanishing landscape

Dear Editor,I’ll be traveling through your county – (Gallia and Meigs counties) – in early October and I’d like to find an old...

June 12th, 2019 |  


Woman was in a hurry

Woman was in a hurry

It was one of those mornings. A morning when the slight, cool breeze humming through the bedroom window, turning into a whisper that softens the brow ...

June 12th, 2019 |