St. Mary’s News: That wasn’t so bad

St. Mary’s News: That wasn’t so bad

There is one thing that I can say about the first half of December. It certainly has been eventful. In the first 13 days of the month, we have had Fir...

December 20th, 2018 |  


Back Around the House II: Someone really important

Back Around the House II: Someone really important

The bad news this year was that one of our sons and his wife moved to Alabama. It’s not that I have anything against Alabama. It’s just th...

December 19th, 2018 |  


A Grandparent’s Voice: This is the season

A Grandparent’s Voice: This is the season

A Jewish baby was born in a manger to an unwed mother and an adopting father. Contrary to what is celebrated, this baby was born in the warm months of...

December 19th, 2018 |  



The empty chair

The empty chair

As the holiday season arrives, all of us have that empty chair at the dining room table: a parent, a sibling, a child, a friend. If you will be patien...

December 19th, 2018 |  


Amish Cook: Adoption saga: Part II

Amish Cook: Adoption saga: Part II

We bade the birth parents farewell. The door shut behind them. Could it be true? We looked at each other, then at our darling children. Would they rea...

December 18th, 2018 |  


New Madison News: Remember when

New Madison News: Remember when

Remember when mail boxes were stuffed with Christmas cards? Now there are those from distant family and friends and “older family and friends...

December 18th, 2018 |  


Virtue & Mischief: College girl

Virtue & Mischief: College girl

Abby, our 17-year-old daughter, is a Junior in High School now. Accordingly, she is beginning to think more about her future. This is a salutary devel...

December 18th, 2018 |  


Arcanum News: Second annual Christmas in the Park and Horse Parade a huge success

Arcanum News: Second annual Christmas in the Park and Horse Parade a huge success

The Arcanum Business Association and the Arcanum Athletic Boosters would like to extend a big thank you to all of the companies that sponsored the sec...

December 17th, 2018 |  


Preacher’s Point: Mary

Preacher’s Point: Mary

With Christmas rapidly approaching it is difficult to go through the season without thinking of Mary, the mother of Jesus.The Scripture gives us insig...

December 14th, 2018 |  


Versailles News: Hope should be your superpower

Versailles News: Hope should be your superpower

Christmas is the season of great hope. But there are those of us who do not find hope or joy in the season. Some of us are suffering from despair. Des...

December 14th, 2018 |