Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:59:23 EST 1800 November a busy time http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150586545/November-a-busy-time I have come across quite a mystery. Perhaps you can help. Does anyone know what happened to the first half of November? I am sure it was just yesterday my students were painting spiders and jack-o'lanterns to decorate our room. This week, I sent... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:13:06 EST Preparing for the feast http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150636711/Preparing-for-the-feast What a sharp of changing seasons! The blast of cold was bad here, but all of that snow in the northern part of our state is serious. And with the flirtatious Mother Nature, the temperatures could rise enough to bring a new worry by the time this... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:47:05 EST The mother tongue http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150652449/The-mother-tongue This past weekend Krista and I enjoyed 48 hours alone at a relatively quiet spot in central Ohio, thanks to the beneficence of an extraordinary octogenarian whose code-name is “grandma.” Sadly, Krista was afflicted with a nasty cold... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:44:04 EST Happy Thanksgiving! http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150624242/Happy-Thanksgiving The beauty of the Lord is that, he gives even without being asked, helps without being seen, and stays even when we forget to say thank you. I take this day to thank you God for everything. May you also have plenty of reasons to thank God. Happy... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:01:10 EST Republican landslide and the Bible http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150595734/Republican-landslide-and-the-Bible If you decided to read this column because of the title expecting a chapter and verse relating to our nation's recent Election Day; you won't find it. What you will find here is what the Bible says about the future, America's role in... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:18:11 EST Thanksgiving — He keeps blessing us http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150576357/Thanksgiving--He-keeps-blessing-us It had been a hard winter in the Appalachian area. The snow had piled up deeper and deeper, the mercury dropped, rivers froze, people suffered. The Red Cross used helicopters to fly in supplies. One crew had been working day after day — long... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:48:10 EST Thanksgiving spelled out http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150594359/Thanksgiving-spelled-out The celebration of Thanksgiving is upon us. Thanksgiving is absolutely one of my favorite days … this special time set aside to give thanks to our God for His marvelous blessings and to relax & enjoy a wonderful meal with family and... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:16:09 EST Appreciating life, all it has to offer http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150533506/Appreciating-life-all-it-has-to-offer We should express our appreciation every day for all the blessings we have received. On the front page today, I went through Facebook to get comments from friends on what they are most thankful for, and I got lots of... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:46:13 EST Winterizing you, your car http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150610261/Winterizing-you-your-car Old man winter gave us a taste of his abilities, which has been a good reality check of what is coming. Listen to winter forecasts and most are saying 2-1 it will be a harsh winter, regardless of who is right we now know it's time to get ready... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:28:08 EST Let the good times roll http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150611530/Let-the-good-times-roll Darke County Center for the Arts' mission to culturally enrich our community through the arts is achieved with each and every Arts In Education program it presents to local students. Many lofty goals are reached through taking artists to the... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:39:03 EST The quiet is so loud http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150519842/The-quiet-is-so-loud Have you ever been alone in a house or even a room? Have you ever been alone with no children, or people, with no TV, or radio? The quiet can become so loud that you can actually hear the quiet. You can hear it in the walls and everything around you. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:19:13 EST Just in time for Thanksgiving http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150602376/Just-in-time-for-Thanksgiving Hello everyone from our home to yours! It's a very November-ish day: cool, cloudy and gray. It's a perfect day to stay inside and sip on a cup of coffee as I write. I am Dorcas Raber, mother of Gloria Yoder. I will be filling in for her as... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:50:03 EST My humble roots showed me love http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150559201/My-humble-roots-showed-me-love The holiday season is knocking on the door. Along with the tinsel and wish list comes the recognition that there are many who have very little. It is the season of giving. It is the season of receiving. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:32:05 EST Winter sneaked in http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150559161/Winter-sneaked-in Winter sneaked in last Saturday and caught me with my good intentions down. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:24:10 EST Vocabulary lessons http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150567933/Vocabulary-lessons During my daily commute to work I usually listen to sports radio stations. This habit of mine constitutes the very definition of “mindless”, for I often check out for long stretches at a time and find myself wondering—as I wait for a... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:31:08 EST Community service approaching http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150559176/Community-service-approaching Snowflakes! Ready or not, winter is sending its message — I am on my way! Brisk temperatures make us get those sweaters and scarves ready to wear. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:27:09 EST Thank you for the support http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/150499603/Thank-you-for-the-support Editor: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:22:02 EST Kudos to Dick Brown http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/150531255/Kudos-to-Dick-Brown Editor: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:02:04 EST Thank you, Arcanum-Butler School community! http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150540382/Thank-you-Arcanum-Butler-School-community The results of Arcanum-Butler School's renewal of the five-year 0.75 percent income tax levy for school district operating expenses passed by a 57 percent margin. The Arcanum-Butler Local School Board of Education, students, and staff of our... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:11:03 EST Thanks to the voters http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/150556397/Thanks-to-the-voters Editor: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:44:11 EST