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Opinion

  • By Thomas Massie

  •  Do you have any shattered dreams?  

  •  Do you have any shattered dreams?  

  • We have all been injured emotionally at one time or another, in one way of another – hurt by family, friends, business colleagues, news media, politicians or whatever – and the bitter urge to strike back becomes our first reaction.

  • By Zack Van Zant

    After a child is born, he or she progresses through an infinite number of “firsts.” First breath. First cry. First laugh. First tooth. First steps. What about first investment?

  •  Why don’t I feel good?  

    When will I get where I want to be?  

    Did I do the right thing?  

    Why am I not understood, and why can’t I be more understanding?  

    How do I make the right decision?  

    How do I overcome my fear?  

    What if I don’t fit in?  

    Am I good enough?  

    What if I end up all alone?

  •  Perhaps you had a late night when you were on a date and found yourself on lover’s lane. There is kissing and maybe touching. You wonder how far this is going to go.  What was your greatest fear?  

    Most people would say it was getting caught. What if someone recognized the car you were in?  What if blue lights started flashing? What if someone you knew, like your dad, showed up to shine a light in the car and see what was going on? What does God think?

  • Slowly but surely, I am making progress on the unpacking of my new house. Because the packing was done quickly, there isn’t much rhyme or reason to the contents of many of the boxes. A left shoe here, a random charger for some electronic gadget there, it’s all rather hodge podge.

  • Appreciation takes courage and resolve. It’s the high road and not everyone is willing to take it. When you choose thoughts of valuing and gratitude as your primary way of being, you are turning off the road well traveled. You are saying no to blame, to resentment, to revenge, to violence in any form, from bad-mouthing others, to kicking the dog, to berating a person. You are saying no to victim-hood, to martyrdom, to passing the buck, to criticism and to demeaning yourself or others.

  • In our home of 15 years we have an acre of grass and vegetation which I love tending. It’s my therapy and I learn a great deal from the yard I manage.
    Each season, grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees let a part of themselves go in the form of seed, every one of which is a point of life containing the full potential of the parent. In the quest to find a rooting spot, they are buffeted by winds, parched by the sun and soaked by rain. And they often encounter cement or stone rather than fertile soil.

  • Last week I got to experience one of the great adventures in my life.
    I was able to take my boy scouts on a 120-mile canoe trip on the Au Sable River in Michigan. Scouting has allowed me to travel all over this country to experience the most amazing adventures.

  •   For the past ten days, Australian Sam’s mum and friend Leah have been visiting us from down under.  Sam will be with us for six more weeks, but the others began their journey back to the other side of the world yesterday. 

  •  Displeased with building

    When Southeast Christian Church moved into, and eventually bought, Crestwood Station, I was very impressed with the many changes they made, both aesthetically and structurally.  

    When they began the marvelous renovation of the storefronts across from the church property I was equally impressed.  

  • By Thomas Massie, U. S. Congressman

     At a recent House Rules committee hearing, one of my colleagues from New York declared that the potholes in the roads in her district are so bad, “you can lose your car in them.”  Kentuckians and Americans from all over the country agree. It is long past time that something was done to address the deplorable state of the highways and infrastructure in this country. 

  •  Growing up as a Baptist preacher’s daughter had its ups and downs.  Everything they say about preachers’ kids is true.  We really are getting into trouble all the time, and doing things we shouldn’t.  But it’s only because we spend so much time playing with the deacons’ kids.

  •  If you have started a garden I hope you included squash.  

    They are easy to grow, very hardy, and prolific.  There are many varieties, two main categories are summer and winter squash.  They both include many colors and shapes.  

  •  Thankful to hospital staff

    I recently spent three months in the hospital and six weeks of that time I was in the rehabilitation section of Baptist Health Hospital in La Grange. 

    I would highly recommend this facility to anyone needing that help. The doctors, nurses, aides and staff are very knowledgeable and kind. 

  • Two little boys were walking home from Sunday School where the lesson had been on the Devil and one asked the other “What do you think of this Devil business?”
    “Well,” replied the other boy. “You know how Santa Claus turned out--it’s either your mother or your father.”