• How you choose to live determines how you take dying

     Over the years of my ministry some of the most meaningful moments have been when I have been by the bedside of the dying. Their thoughts about life always seem more profound from this perspective.  

  • #Hudson Charles

       Hudson Charles is the quintessential seven-year-old boy.  Inquisitive and observant, he makes a “healthy” snack by wrapping lettuce around a Dorito, and calls his notebook and pencil a “writing app.” 

    On Facebook, I regularly post the funny and insightful things he says, and he has garnered quite a fan base.  

  • Moments of Grace

     When someone picks up the tab at a restaurant for me, or when a driver allows me into the lane on the expressway, I am reminded of the many surprising graces in my life.  

  • God speaks in a gentle whisper or a burning bush

     Through the years I have written about listening to the gentle whisper of God.  

    This comes from Elijah’s experience at the mountain when he is trying to understand why God used him to win the great bull burning contest (I Kings 18), but then the evil Queen Jezebel responded by sending her army to kill Elijah.  He wants to know where God is as he is running for his life. He has been obedient, and it has gotten him in trouble.  

  • 529 plans help save for college expenses

     By Chris Duncan

    As many parents of college students will tell you, the cost of their child’s education may be more than they originally planned. Higher education costs continue to rise, leaving many of us wishing we had a secret nest egg or an additional savings account just for college expenses.

  • Healthy choices for kids

    By Karen Wyatt

     September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their children’s habits with the ultimate goal of improving health. 

  • Mornings at Grandma’s

     I was lying in bed in that state just before full awareness and had the distinct sensation of being at my grandma’s house. It lasted only a few seconds, but it felt so good that I closed my eyes and tried to imagine it again.

    Listening carefully, I breathed in deeply and tried to determine what had caused my brain to momentarily transport me to the most comforting place of my childhood.

  • Improving your self-esteem takes work

     Years ago when I was a chaplain for an all-girls high school, I was amazed that often the most talented, gifted and beautiful girls had the lowest self-esteem.  It made me realize that reasonable self-esteem has much to do with one’s overall happiness in life and that it is important for our achievement and success.  

    Various psychological studies show that self-esteem is a key factor in a wide range of emotional problems.

  • Is it worth something?

    By Tom McShane
    There are so many old musical instruments that are found in attics, closets or old estates, or some that have been hidden there for generations. These relics pop up during routine housecleanings, relocations, estate liquidations, flea markets and yard sales everywhere. Most of these instruments are, to say the least, not in very good playing condition; some have almost completely disintegrated over time.

  • Do you know GMOs?

    By Chris Name
    Oldham County Extension
    A lot of confusing terminology surrounds genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs, and other methods of food biotechnology. Some basic information can help you as a consumer make informed decisions about the kinds of foods that are best for your family.