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The bigger they are, the harder they fall

on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Battles in life are something that we all have in common. They may not be the exact same battles, but battles none the less. Sometimes we are equipped and other times we are caught off guard and unprepared. Father God knew we would encounter such adversit

A lesson in appreciation

on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“I can’t wait until this thing is over and we can get back to normal.” How many times have you overheard someone say this during the past few weeks? How many times have you found yourself saying those same words, either to someone or mumbling them to your

The danger zone

on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

While doing a little last minute run to the grocery store, I ran into several acquaintances who were so intense about their shopping. I heard one say that she had never in her 55 years of life gone through anything remotely like what we are facing curren

Golf a grand way to avoid coronavirus?

on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As if all the duffers and hackers out there need another reason to grab their clubs and make a b-line for the nearest links. It appears the game of golf may be just the thing to escape the coronavirus madness that has staked its claim to our sanity. Accor

God did it again

on Tuesday, 17 March 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Many of you are aware that there are more than the sixty-six books in the Bible. Several books were removed but were referenced in the King James version. One of those books is called the book of Jasher (Yasher) that is referred to in Joshua 10:13. You ca

A column offering food for thought

on Tuesday, 17 March 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Editor’s Note: As of Sunday, these events were still scheduled to take place. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, many events have been cancelled. Please check with the sponsoring organization of each event. If you’ve got a hankering for some great BBQ and

Remembering Jim Faile: One of the good ones

on Tuesday, 10 March 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

My friend and co-worker Jim Faile was a man of few words, except when it came to reporting the news. Jim didn’t talk much. He preferred to measure his words, which is a wise practice by any measure. When he did speak it was often a well thought out questi

Expectation vs. hope

on Tuesday, 03 March 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Although our winter was relatively mild, most of us are anxiously awaiting a peek of spring. I just told my husband that there is something about a nice, warm day that makes you want to take a ride somewhere. Now you and I both know that was a hint and I

Getting a REAL ID is going to be a REAL pain

on Tuesday, 03 March 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

No one, I mean no one, likes going to the department of motor vehicles. If they say they do, they are either lying or something is very, very wrong with them. For those wishing to travel by plane or visit a military installation after October, a quick (Ha

When it doesn’t make sense

on Tuesday, 25 February 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Abraham was given specific instructions to leave his family and familiar surroundings to go to a place that he had never been. Although Abraham had a relationship with Yah (God), I can imagine he did have some questions. When he went to tell his family to

SLOAN COLUMN Ponderings on what to give up for Lent

on Tuesday, 25 February 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent within the Christian church. With it comes the marking of a multitude of foreheads with ashes and vows to “fast” from something until Easter Sunday. Lent, a time of reflection and repentance leading up to t

Face your storm

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Opinions

I had the pleasure of having a delightful lunch with a dear friend of mine the other day at a very nice restaurant. We had the best time chit-chatting and sharing things that were on our hearts. Not only did we enjoy a great meal, but just relaxing and e

Remembering Toufie’s Auto Lunch

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

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Distractions are not decisions

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

One thing we must understand and that is the enemy doesn’t want the believer to win. A dear friend of mine once told me that, “If you want to know why and how the adversary is fighting you, think like he thinks”. In other words, begin to say within yourse

Bouncing excursion does not end in ER

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

No broken bones. Check. No sprains. Check. No twists, tears or ruptures. Check. This old man’s trip to DEFY Trampoline Park with his grandkids was a rousing success from a medical standpoint. Aside from a few sore muscles, the 58-year-old frame came out n
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