Enjoy some peace and a routine Christmas

It’s easy to get tired of the same routine. We bring out the same old Christmas tree, same decorations and with almost the same holiday schedule...

December 8th, 2016 |  


A time for dreams

A time for dreams

There is a nighttime sweetness and hope that hovers over us this time of year here at home. This is a time for summing up and looking ahead … an...

December 8th, 2016 |  


The ‘real’ election of the President has not yet happened

The ‘real’ election of the President has not yet happened

Those who understand the Constitution know that the election of the president does not actually happen until December, this year the 19th, and never i...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Jobs needed, not student loan forgiveness

President Barack Obama has decided to leave a lasting impression before he exists office. Obama has put in place a student debt forgiveness program wh...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Washington can help to make coal cleaner

As the recent election cycle demonstrated, American politics is beset with a number of polarizing issues. Among the most obvious has been the debate o...

December 5th, 2016 |  


The blessing of being a cheerful giver

The blessing of being a cheerful giver

Every year at Christmas time, it’s common to see the bell ringers all over town standing at the red kettles of the Salvation Army. Recently, I h...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Called to Love

Called to Love

Every one of us has a friend or a family member with quirks that drive us crazy in one way or another. Likewise, each one of us probably has quirks th...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Badger hunting

Badger hunting

My first wife came from a ranching family way back up in the hills of central California and had a cousin, Ted, who was a hounddog man. This made him ...

December 1st, 2016 |  


Counting blessings during ‘Thanks-Giving’

Counting blessings during ‘Thanks-Giving’

For the past several years I have exercised the practice of writing “Thanks-Givings” in this column through the fall season. It has been a...

November 27th, 2016 |  


Let us exalt his name together

Let us exalt his name together

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we are grateful for all that God has done and aware that He has provided abundant blessings throughout the year. Even ...

November 27th, 2016 |