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Shrimp Linguine makes a special meal

Shrimp Linguine makes a special meal

Regardless of other gifts one receives for a birthday, I believe everyone should have what he or she wants to …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Exercise important, but calories count more

Exercise important, but calories count more

I have been doing more walking and other exercise since the first of the year, but I haven’t been losing …

February 6th, 2016 |  

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 |  

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