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Living the humbled life

Living the humbled life

In Luke 15:11-24, we read what Charles Dickens said is “the greatest short story in history.” Even if you don’t …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Where do the ideas for paintings come from?

Where do the ideas for paintings come from?

When I started painting, I drew my subject matter from nature but I thought of nature in a very broad …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Jay Ambrose: GOP dropouts needed

Jay Ambrose: GOP dropouts needed

If you look at America and what it needs and doesn’t need in its next president and you see Donald …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Summer break shouldn’t mean going hungry for Ohio children

Summer break shouldn’t mean going hungry for Ohio children

Last week, I outlined my top priorities for the upcoming year — and I am getting to work immediately on …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Candied bacon makes a great appetizer

Candied bacon makes a great appetizer

“Old habits die hard!” Nowhere is that more true than in the kitchen. From the home cook who fries everything …

January 30th, 2016 |  

Living the honorable life

Living the honorable life

I heard about the 92-year-old man who wasn’t feeling well so he went to the doctor for a check-up. A …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Aiming at Ohio’s Opioid epidemic

Aiming at Ohio’s Opioid epidemic

Everywhere I go in Ohio, I hear about the drug epidemic that is gripping our state. From mothers, fathers, sisters, …

January 28th, 2016 |  

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

Jan. 28, 1916 Madison County Democrat — The following officers were elected at the First Baptist Church, Sunday: Clerk, Quinn …

January 28th, 2016 |  

Painting pictures as a form of worship

Painting pictures as a form of worship

In most of our churches, we hear the Word of God preached from the pulpit. Also during the service, we …

January 28th, 2016 |  

Battling the ‘Pink Tax’

Battling the ‘Pink Tax’

Most people are familiar with the problem of gender pay inequality; when women in the same job as a male …

January 27th, 2016 |  

A busy year ahead

A busy year ahead

In his final State of the Union address last week, President Obama said that “the future we want — opportunity …

January 27th, 2016 |  

Making America safer, stronger

Making America safer, stronger

America is facing a number of challenges, both at home and abroad. We need to have a comprehensive strategy to …

January 25th, 2016 |  

Brighten up winter meals with yummy sides

Brighten up winter meals with yummy sides

It’s natural for a cook to focus on the entrée when planning dinner. The question, “What’s for dinner?” is seldom …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

Living the happy life

Living the happy life

Two weeks ago, I wrote that as a Christian, there are two extremes that we can face as we live …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

Art helps tell a lot of stories

Art helps tell a lot of stories

The written word was not the first means of communication. First there were grunts and groans that told of pleasure …

January 20th, 2016 |  

At ‘peak celebrity,’ deaths are now a matter of math

At ‘peak celebrity,’ deaths are now a matter of math

To millions, David Bowie was the sexiest man alive, even when parading across the stage in a silk bathrobe or …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Sometimes, it’s OK to cry

Sometimes, it’s OK to cry

She was sitting in the shadows on the far side of the life squad. As I approached, she lifted her …

January 18th, 2016 |  

Meet Gloria’s youngest sister, Keturah

Meet Gloria’s youngest sister, Keturah

Dear Friends, How about getting to know some of my family members? I would like to introduce you to my …

January 15th, 2016 |  

This Monday is MLK Day National Day of Service

This Monday is MLK Day National Day of Service

Monday, Jan. 18 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day — an opportunity for us to reflect on the life …

January 15th, 2016 |  

It’s not a backlog, it’s a lack of concern for rape victims

It’s not a backlog, it’s a lack of concern for rape victims

According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), an American is sexually assaulted every 107 seconds. “Rape kit” …

January 15th, 2016 |  

Warm up with French Toast for brunch

Warm up with French Toast for brunch

I am a reader. I always have been, since I was old enough to hold a book in two hands. …

January 15th, 2016 |  

Think long and hard before choosing raw milk

Think long and hard before choosing raw milk

What are the risks and benefits of raw milk? If you ask proponents of raw milk, the product offers a …

January 15th, 2016 |  

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