My grandparents, on my mother’s side were George & Carrie. They were childhood sweethearts. And when I say childhood sweethearts, my grandmother was the caregiver for all the children, even though she was a child herself, while all the adults worked in the fields. And one of her tougher … Read more

The Book “The Night” is written by Eliezer Wiesel, a holocaust survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp & a Nobel Prize winner. Read more

FAITH JOURNEYS

Matthew 26:13: Truly I tell you, wherever this good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her. Read more

LOCAL PERSPECTIVES

“Back to school” efforts have been intensified and complicated given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

FAITH JOURNEYS

I don’t know if you have noticed it or not but that darn COVID-19 is still here and it is still causing all kinds of problems and disruptions in all of our lives. Read more

LOCAL PERSPECTIVES

Collaborations are always a good sign that a community wants to move forward. And, in the case of our new COVID normal, they are going to be more important as time goes on. Read more

As I wrote about the coronavirus and its impact on us in last week’s column, I pointed out how it has led to some positive cultural trends. In addition to spending more time with family, many of us initially had more time to clean out the garage, reorganize the closet, complete the long-anti… Read more

LOCAL PERSPECTIVES

Some people may not remember but for a few years I was the director of the mission here in Marion County and before that I ran the mission in Clarksburg. Those 10 years, cumulative, taught me a few things I would like to share with you about folks we call “homeless”. Read more

FAITH JOURNEYS

“As it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah; A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths’“(Luke:3-4) Read more

LOCAL PERSPECTIVES

Typically, this is a busy time of year when school staff and various departments are in full swing preparing for the start of the school year. However, we realize that this year is unique in planning for “back to school.” Read more

As a member of the Sheriff’s Advisory Committee for several years, and being made an honorary deputy, I was asked to provide comments for the annual law enforcement appreciation dinner. Currently, with all the ugly and erroneous current accusations hurled against this much-needed and underap… Read more

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