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Columns

  • Paths to tranquility

     How can you find tranquility in your life?  Here are eleven paths everyone can take to find such harmony.

  • Mother’s Day Thoughts About Love

     A little girl is sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly notices that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast to her brunette hair. She looks at her mother and inquisitively asks, “Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?”

    Her mother replied “Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.”

  • Gratitude and affirmation

     So often our minds want to focus on what’s missing, what’s wrong, what we don’t want.  How can we expect to make positive changes if our minds are constantly glued to the negative?

  • Leaving your worries behind

    By Mark Hoard

     As one of those fidgety travelers who always wants to be on the go whenever I take a trip, the stay-in-one-place model of an all-inclusive resort didn’t really strike my fancy.

  • Saying goodbye to Simba

    By Ginger Lumpkin

     My cat died today.  I have started this article 20 different ways in an attempt to be more elegant, more worthy of the emotions my household is feeling right now.  

  • Judas, Hated and Scorned
  • Going back home

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    Having my childhood and early adult life pretty evenly split between Indiana and Tennessee, I find that my allegiance is often torn.  There are so many things I love about the Hoosier State; the first signs of spring after a long, hard winter, pork tenderloin sandwiches bigger than the hog they came from, and some of the kindest, most friendly people you could ever hope to meet.  

  • Reach out to the lonely

     I’ve never met a stranger and I consider it a privilege to speak to everyone I’m introduced to.  You see, I’m homegrown.  I was born in Louisville and have always felt we possess good Southern hospitality.

  • Do you desire more knowledge of God?

     We read in II Peter 1:3, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (NIV) These words got me to thinking about how we know who God is.  I don’t doubt God has made himself known to us, but in the day-to-day life of most people this seems to be an elusive knowledge.  

  • A PSA for your health

    By Ginger Lumpkin