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Today's Opinions

  • Dealing with emptiness

    My goal in life with my work at Hosparus and in my ministry projects is to care for others with great conviction and passion. But sometimes I have to be reminded by my dear wife to take care of myself. Sometimes I have to tell other hospice workers and ministers to take care of themselves.

    Many of us who are care providers are far more anxious about having to confront whatever will come up in the empty space, when we are quiet and alone. Who knows what terror lurks in the anonymous solitude? What voices will arise in the silence?

  • Midlife letter to Santa

    Dear Santa,

  • Ask the Expert: Arthritis

    Ed. note: Ask the Expert is a column submitted by the Oldham County Chamber. The question and answers are solicited by them.

    QUESTION: My arthritis is worse in cold-weather months. Tips on how I can manage this?

    ANSWER: “Many people experience a worsening of arthritis symptoms in cold, wet months during the fall and winter,” shared Jeremy Statton, MD, who is with Baptist Northeast Orthopedics, part of Baptist Health La Grange. “The arthritis itself isn’t worse but the pain associated with arthritis is often more intense.

  • Let God use you in a miracle

    I don’t know where this story came from, but I love the way an unsuspecting traveler finds himself in the middle of a miracle. Jerry is on his way to Chicago on business and prays, “Please God, do me a favor. Let there be an empty seat next to mine, I don’t need any distractions.” Instead, he is seated next to a young boy named Michael, who is traveling unattended and he is scared. As the jet prepares for takeoff Jerry says to Michael, “Right about now, I usually say a prayer. I ask God to keep the plane safe and to send angels to protect us.”

  • From the peaceful nativity to the Lion of Judah

    The prophet Isaiah writes, “This is what the LORD says to me: “As a lion growls, a great lion over its prey - and though a whole band of shepherds is called together against it, it is not frightened by their shouts or disturbed by their clamor - so the LORD Almighty will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights” (Isaiah 31:4). Who is this great lion, the Lord God Almighty, who fights these great battles?

  • Santa Letters

    Dear Santa,

    How are you doing? My neam is Abigail. I am six. I am a stdut at Harmony Elementary. How are the effs? I wot a love dog for Christmas. I dzrv it bkuss I do the deshis. I wil lev you six ceoos. Medre Christmas.

    Love, Abigail

    Dear Santa,

    How are you doing? My nam is Laurel. I am five yers old. I am a kid at Harmony Elementary. How are your elfs? I want a zmre for Chismas. I dzf it becuz I hlp my momy in the kihn. I like it whn you brg the paznts. Santa I wil giv you three coces with milk. Merry Crismas.

    Love, Laurel

  • Holidays a great time to start better habits

    The holidays are just around the corner, bringing many joyous gatherings and heaps of delicious treats that show up everywhere. Often, we resign ourselves to the many weeks of inevitable indulgence and resolve to get back on track after ringing in the New Year. This year, why not make a resolution now to adopt some healthier habits through the holidays?

  • Letters to the Editor: Dec. 18

    Disappointed in Light Up