Today's Opinions

  • Giving vs. getting
  • Letter to the Editor - Aug. 27, 2015

    Thank God for Donald Trump!
    He is the most qualified person to be the president of the United States because he has not held an elected position before where he had to accept the money of certain interests to pay back by doing their bidding later on!

  • Couples praying for and with one another

    I was running hard and mad. My wife had made me really angry, and I just put on my running gear and headed down the road. I was praying the whole time, and my prayers were for God to fix my wife.
    I told God all about all the crazy things she had said or done. Today I can’t remember even what the fight was about. All I remember was when I got quiet, and decided to listen for God’s gentle whisper to speak to me.

  • My cousin's weddin'

    This coming weekend, my cousin is getting married.  I don’t get to see that branch of the family very often, so I am considering driving to St. Louis for the ceremony.  I mentioned the possibility to my 8-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son.  

    Phoebe was, of course, very excited and immediately began discussing what she should wear.  This is a child after my own shallow heart.  She knows wearing just the right outfit can make or break any event. 

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  • Time is a great teacher, but kills all its pupils
  • Use summer veggies at their peak

    My mother was German-Irish and she loved to cook cabbage. You will find cabbage dishes in every part of the country and in every culture. Like many vegetables, there are 100 ways to prepare and eat it. All cabbage types, if fresh, are a high and inexpensive source for Vitamin C.
    Eighteenth century uses of cabbage combined food with medicine. The Dutch thought it was good medicine for a cold in the chest. The Dutch way was to simmer cabbage in butter and oil, water and vinegar seasoned with onion, pepper and salt to make a hot slaw.

  • Psychic sales clerk

    “How are you today?” the sales clerk asked.
    I offered the standard, “I’m fine, how are you?”
    “I’m hanging in there,” she replied.
    “Okay, to be honest, I’m barely hanging in there myself. This has been a really crappy week,” I divulged.
    She came around the counter, and took both of my hands in hers. “Do you mind if I do this?”
    Given my strong Christian upbringing and background, I thought she was going to pray with me. “I don’t mind,” I replied. “I welcome it.”