Jeremiah and America’s fall

Jeremiah and America’s fall

There are many parallels between the United States today and Israel in the time of Jeremiah the prophet. Both nations were heavy into sin, and the sin...

May 14th, 2021 |  


Food for thought — and family

Food for thought — and family

Cooking continually goes through a myriad of changes, making cookbooks always in demand, from crock pot meals, stir fry specialties, baking and grilli...

May 14th, 2021 |  


Tap — the joyful art!

Tap — the joyful art!

Our daughter is a dancer. Oh, not professionally; Melissa works as an educator, teaching third graders. But at age 56, she continues to take tap dance...

May 13th, 2021 |  



A tale of scars and sacrifice

A tale of scars and sacrifice

The readily available DNA tests have led some Americans to purchase the kits, follow the directions, and wait anxiously for the results: Am I part Nat...

May 12th, 2021 |  


Abbottsville and Ithaca Cemeteries to hold Memorial Day Services

Abbottsville and Ithaca Cemeteries to hold Memorial Day Services

Van Buren Township Memorial Services will be held at the Abbottsville Cemetery on May 30, 2021, at 1 p.m. with the Greenville H.S.-NJROTC members and ...

May 11th, 2021 |  


Momma’s Day is here

Momma’s Day is here

Mother’s Day is upon us, and it is a shame that many think the woman’s Biblical role gives the picture of a caveman with a club dragging h...

May 7th, 2021 |  


Help and encouragement for widows

Help and encouragement for widows

Monday, May 3 was National Widows Day. The day eluded me until late Monday night when I read it from a Facebook post. Since entering widowhood slightl...

May 7th, 2021 |  


Art engages with the community — and connects!

Art engages with the community — and connects!

Last year, Mississinawa Valley art teacher Ashley Austerman applied to the Ohio Arts Council for a grant enabling her to bring a professional artist t...

May 6th, 2021 |  


A Mother’s Day story of hope

A Mother’s Day story of hope

Aryn Lockhart, 45 ?, of San Antonio, Texas, has a story that’s all tied up with the Vietnam War, immigration, activism, and much more.You might ...

May 5th, 2021 |  


A day that changed my eternity

A day that changed my eternity

This column looks at Christian living and occasionally a Christian view of current events. However, this week, I will get much more personal.I recentl...

April 30th, 2021 |