I recently attended a Celebration of Life service for a friend who made a decision to take her own life. Unfortunately this has become way too common of an occurrence in our small rural community as darkness, depression and hopelessness has enveloped so many people regardless of age, religio…

The last week of May and the month of June are always full of celebrations, graduations from nursery school to many levels of college degrees, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and births. What a wonderful time for family and friends. Let’s not forget sports events like soap box derbies and…

At the beginning of each new year, Americans spend a lot of time trying to eat better, exercise more and drop bad habits in an effort to get in shape and develop stronger, healthier bodies.

A late Sunday supper of roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy or a pot roast with carrots and potatoes sounds really scrumptious, doesn’t it? The weather is damp and cold and the hungry family is on the way home. Opening the door to the sweet smells of a roast beef dinner ensures everyon…

Super Bowl excitement is mounting as the Patriots and Rams get ready to face off Feb. 3 in Atlanta. Family and friends will gather for this big once-a-year sports event. The adults, both men and women, are planning the menu and deciding who is making which dish. Chili seems to be a favorite,…

The Hebrew Scriptures in the book of Ecclesiastes teaches us there is a time for all things under the sun. If that is true, and I believe it is, then this is certainly a time for prayer. There is so much happening around us that if ever there was a time to pray, that time is now.