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The die has been cast, let the battle begin

July 24, 2016 The Republican National Convention has come to an end, and the Democratic National Convention will be held this week. more »»

Humility receives grace, pride receives opposition

July 24, 2016 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. more »»

Four things that have startled me

July 24, 2016 And the burning question is — what do Tony Bennett, a skunk, a steak knife and a car parked where it doesn’t belong all have in common? I’ll tell you. more »»

Vacation and planning for the future

July 23, 2016 Did anyone miss me while I was gone? Don’t answer that. Don’t tell me whether you enjoyed the syndicated columnist better when I was gone, eithe. more »»

Use common sense while catching ‘em all

July 17, 2016 Pokemon fever is once again spreading across the country. This time, instead of a regular video game, it has come in the form of an augmented reality smartphone application called Pokemon G. more »»

Confessions of a former news junkie

July 17, 2016 Last week I spent more time watching the news than I did reading the Word of God or praying. The results were predictable and hideously ugly and shameful. I take no joy in sharing this confessi. more »»

Focusing on long-term recovery following floods

July 17, 2016 Just over three short weeks ago, our state was hit by severe, widespread, historic flooding. Twenty-three people lost their lives. Homes and businesses were destroyed. Communities were devastated. more »»

What bothers me bothers no one else

July 17, 2016 What bothers me doesn’t necessarily rattle other people and vice versa. more »»

Harrison County Fair reflections

July 17, 2016 There have been so many hard-working Harrison County 4-H and Future Farmers of America members who put out their best efforts and were rewarded with scholarships or livestock championships that it i... more »»

On sleeping with the horses ... sort of

July 10, 2016 I finally put two Christmas presents to use in recent weeks. One of them was riding on an English saddle given to me by “Santa Claus” i.e., my daughter Sara. more »»

Is the United States beyond repair?

July 10, 2016 Two hundred and forty years ago, citizens of 13 British colonies came together with a common purpose, fought back against their ancestral homeland and eventually created their own nation. more »»

A picture review of the work week

July 10, 2016 It was an historic, happy and wet Fourth of July weekend. more »»

Stand united to get through the storm

July 10, 2016 Acts 27:29 "Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon the rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day." Life's storms can come from anywhere. more »»

Negotiating over the magical bread

July 9, 2016 I don't know how the children and I fell into the habit of calling tsoureki “magic bread,” but I think that anyone would admit it is at least a little bit magical after tasting it. more »»

West Virginians show their resiliency

July 3, 2016 A little more than a week ago, portions of southern West Virginia were hit by one of the largest and most damaging rain storms in the state’s recording histor. more »»

The hope of freedom

July 3, 2016 Romans 15:13, says, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Greek word for hope is, Elpis. more »»

Farewell to the ‘nerds of the insect world’

July 3, 2016 I stood outside the other day and heard the strangest sound — silence! The siege of the 17-year cicadas, I do believe, has officially ended. more »»

It’s time for the Harrison County fair

July 3, 2016 If July is here, could the Harrison County fair be far away? Actually the junior fair segment starts Monday with all livestock weighed in starting at 8 a.m. more »»

Rushing around for absolutely nothing

July 2, 2016 Sassy Saint and I were lolling around the house, because the Long Suffering Husband and Professor had gone off to Boy Scout camp to learn about first aid and finding your way through the woods with ... more »»

New ways to encourage entrepreneurship

June 26, 2016 We often hear about residents of our area wishing there were more businesses from which to choose, whether they be locally owned or a franchise of some national chain. more »»

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