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  • Editorial Cartoon Jan. 27, 2011
  • Letters to the Editor Jan. 20, 2011


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  • Editorial Cartoon Jan. 20, 2011
  • Spiritually Speaking

    We are answerable for our decisions


    Are some things as confusing to you as they are to me? I am referring to a commercial I saw, especially over the holidays. There was no way I could bring the two thoughts together and make any sense out of them. It was a false misleading message. The commercial was advertising a non intoxicating beverage.

  • Faithful Words

      Why and how do we choose a church?


    “And Jesus said unto them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men’” (See Mark 1:9-20 , RSV).

  • On Higher Ground

    Opportunities to share the faith come at unexpected times


    But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you (1 Peter 3:15).

    Scripture exhorts us to be ready anytime to speak our faith with others because we cannot always see the Divine appointments the Lord arranges for us.

  • From a Mother's Heart

    The Power of Encouragement


    The writer of Hebrews said, “Encourage one another daily” (3:13, NIV). The apostle Paul said, “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4, NIV. The word encourage means “to inspire with hope or confidence.” We should all find ways to exercise the power of encouragement.

  • How easy is it to veer off course?

       How do seemingly good people cross the line into criminal behavior?  That question crossed my mind on Monday as I sat in criminal court.

    Watching as one by one the defendants made their way to the bench, they appeared to be the standard batch of offenders with the exception of two- former LaFollette Police Officer Tony Rucker and former director of schools Dr. Michael Martin.