Today's Opinions

  • Some things you just can’t plan

    I’ve always been a planner. I have a precise schedule in my head, a physical copy in a spiral-bound book and several alarms set in my phone. I guess you could call it a control problem, but I would call it preparedness.

    I plan down to the minute of my day.

    This is when I have to be at work. This is when I eat. This is when I go to the gym. This is when I go to sleep.

    I even plan in my personal life. A phone call goes out to my mom at 5 p.m., my best friend at 6 p.m., dinner with friends at 7 p.m., favorite show at 8 p.m.

  • 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.  

  • Letter to the Editor - Oct. 1, 2015

     Thanks for support

    On behalf of the South Oldham Rotary Club, the 21 vendors who participated, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens and the various charities who are benefiting, 

  • 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.