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.

  • A parable of exhaustion
  • Reducing Stress

     Years ago I had the opportunity to hear Mother Teresa speak at Bellarmine College in Louisville.  Someone in the audience asked Mother Teresa how she could keep such a busy schedule.  He said, “You crisscross the country and the world.  How do you do it? Aren’t you exhausted?  Your schedule would drive me crazy!” 

  • Learning in the Dominican

       Last week I had the privilege of tagging along on a friend’s business trip to the Dominican Republic.  I had never been to the Dominican before, and was excited to experience the culture as well as gain a new stamp on my passport.  My traveling has been limited these days, and it felt good to once again venture outside of the U.S. 

  • Letter to the Editor - Oct. 8, 2015

     Gas Prices

    I would like to point out some gas prices for our area. I got this information from GasBuddy.com. These prices were listed as of October 1, 2015.

    Eminence: $2.07

    Pendleton: $2.28

  • 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.