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Seek best ways to be patient

"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:14 What does it mean to wait? For some of us, this means biding our time until something we desire presents itself to us. It could be as simple as staring at a microwave while your leftover spaghetti warms up. And ...

A call to action for all West Virginians

We are in a crisis — one that can only be solved with a great deal of hard work and engagement from citizens across our state. Opioid addiction continues to decimate West Virginia, reducing our workforce, tearing apart families and ultimately, claiming lives day after day. This reminds me ...

Some things I’ve finally grown out of

It doesn’t bother me any more. I can be a passenger in the back seat and not feel the urge to hurl, pardon the descriptive terminology or the visual on this Sunday morning. This occurred to me on a recent family fishing outing. Better Half and Adam were sitting up front because that’s ...

Hall of Fame preserves our history

This afternoon, four individuals will join the roster of those inducted as members of the Weirton Hall of Fame. Members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2017 are Dr. J.K. Luthra, Marvin Levendorf, Markos Apesos and Norman Ferrari Jr. They officially will be inducted during a dinner held today at ...

Resting within Jesus Christ

Have you even ben to a truck and tractor pull? If you haven't, allow me to explain it. Basically, heavy weights are added to a weight box on a sled. The sled is hitched to the truck or tractor. As the sled is pulled forward, the weight box slides up the rails of the sled, thus transferring the ...

Be informed about the health care debate

Like many of you, I have been following closely the national dialogue about healthcare which has occupied the Senate throughout these summer months. We are witnessing one of the greatest debates of our time going on in Washington, D.C. as our elected representatives try to address the problem ...

On a mission for a little bit of meatloaf

This is a column about many things. Meatloaf. Cravings. My failure as a cook. My inability to put dinner on the table even once or twice a week when two or more plan to gather. My ability to “bring home the bacon” — at least a few strips anyway — only to cook it, sad to say, to a ...

Sarcasm and the presidency don’t mix

Comedy has its place. It’s not in the middle of a presidential press conference. The other day, during a short press event while on his “working vacation,” President Trump was asked about the decision by the Russian government to cut the U.S. diplomatic staff working in that country ...

Seeking guidance from the Holy Spirit in your prayer

Today we will go over a study in the Book of Ecclesiastes. This book was written by King Solomon, King David's son. Remember to ask God to guide you by the Holy Spirit in your prayer. When did you last walk through a graveyard? Were you there for a funeral, or were you returning to visit a ...

Taking a ‘trip’ to drink in some nature

One day this past week on my way to the coffee station in the office — a place for caffeine infusions for those of us who still do the morning cup of joe, high test, beverage thing — I took a “trip.” My foot connected with something other than the office carpet, and I did one of those ...