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West Virginia offers more than we think

September 6, 2015 West Virginia is an interesting state, carved out of conflict with a wide array of backgrounds, industries and hopes for the future. more »»

The basics of spiritual growth

September 6, 2015 School has started once again, and for many parents it is a relief! But as you have prepared your children to go back to school, have you noticed how much they have grown? Maybe as you took your... more »»

Resting on this Labor Day weekend

September 6, 2015 On this Labor Day weekend, I’m resting, still catching my breath from having had a houseful of company the previous weekend that included a repeat visit from my oldest sister, Linda, and her husband... more »»

Great to see fall event happening

September 6, 2015 It was great to see the two blocks of Main Street closed off and teaming with people for the Smithfield Fireman’s Festival on Aug. 2. more »»

Is there such a thing as too many cats?

September 5, 2015 I am trying to convince the Long Suffering Husband to let me have another kitten. It’s not working out well. more »»

Sometimes making a change is needed

August 30, 2015 I’ve never liked change. Little things, like adjusting a schedule or trying something new are fine, but it’s the big things that cause me problems. more »»

Making the most of a new school year

August 30, 2015 As students across our state return to school, it is important to have a fresh focus on the year that lies ahea. more »»

How a day of dusting can make you cry

August 30, 2015 I don’t usually cry when I’m dusting. But then I’m not one for much crying period, given I don’t like the whole bleary eyes and runny nose scene. more »»

Sharing impressions from the fair

August 30, 2015 Greetings to all who attended the Jefferson County Fair and those who love fairs but could not make it this year. more »»

Only nine more months of school to go

August 29, 2015 School started, and I am tired. We haven't even really got into the swing of things yet. We are still in the eye of the storm, so to speak. All summer, I slept in until 7 a.. more »»

Random thoughts from recent events

August 23, 2015 Friday’s Marland Heights 5K seemed to have been a success. more »»

Work for the food that endures

August 23, 2015 Dr. William H. Willimon tells of a Rabbi who died in England. more »»

Working to protect public meeting prayer

August 23, 2015 Nearly 400 years ago, a small band of men and women set out across the Atlantic Ocean to create a place where they could freely express their faith without fear of government intervention or... more »»

Tough on toasters and coffee machines

August 23, 2015 In my house, we’re tough on toasters and coffee machines. It seems as though sooner than later, we’re always in the market for one of the two must-have, can’t-live-without kitchen appliances. more »»

A busy and memorable fair week

August 23, 2015 Well here it is the last day of the 144th Jefferson County Fair. more »»

New school year means clothes shopping

August 22, 2015 We went school shopping. Last year, we took Grandmama, and she took my Sassy Saint’s side in every single argument over clothing. more »»

Sometimes, students need to be heard

August 16, 2015 Each year, the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce organizes its Youth Leadership Weirton program, which is open to incoming sophomores from our four high schools in Hancock and Brooke countie. more »»

The ‘back-lash’ of unresolved anger

August 16, 2015 James 1:19, 20, "This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of Go. more »»

Defending the Rule of Law

August 16, 2015 John Adams once coined a phrase which perhaps best personifies the American form of order: "A government of laws, and not of men." His meaning behind this phrase was quite clear. more »»

A banner year for carrots in the ears

August 16, 2015 I’m not sure what the problem is, if Better Half and I are growing a banner crop of carrots in our ears or what, but our communication ways of late seem to be waning. more »»

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