Features: Columns

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 07:42 PM

Keeping your life in balance

When the clothes in the washing machine are unevenly balanced, the machine will shake, rattle and make all kinds of noise. When your automobile tires are severely out of balance, the steering wheel will shake, eventually wearing out the tire tread. As proper balancing is required in some things of life, in much the same way, we need balance in our spiritual lives to survive.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

Pond management help available

Ponds are a thing of great beauty, and when you live in the country, having a pond to gaze upon is coveted by many, this writer included. However, if you speak to those who already have one, they may be tempted to describe it as a big hole in the ground into which you pour money.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

'You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught'

Sometimes truth crops up in the strangest places. I mean, you wouldn’t expect to find, amidst the frothy lightness of such songs as “We Ain’t Got Dames,” “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair” and “Honeybun,” the profound truth that prejudice is bred in us, not born in us. Yet, there it is, right in the middle of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

Pursue your purpose

Recently I begin to really wonder and meditate on what my purpose and existence in the earth realm was. I mean, why was I born? It is a question I’m sure many of us have pondered.


Jul. 14, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Jump-start your career before you graduate

Most college graduates find out that after they cross the stage with their degree, employers are looking for individuals with work experience. But how do you get work experience if no one will hire you?

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 09:06 AM

Keep plenty of water available for pets

With the rise in temperatures, pets and livestock will need access to plenty of clean, fresh water. That helps them beat the heat and prevents them from dehydrating in the hot weather. 

Jun. 27, 2014 @ 08:56 PM

Be vessels of God's free grace

Jesus told a story known as the parable of the prodigal son. However, I think the title that Sinclair Ferguson gave it is a better description of what Jesus intended. He calls it the parable of the free grace father.

Jun. 23, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Children need their fathers

During the month of June we celebrate Father’s Day. Father’s Day for many children is not a happy time.

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Separating fact from fiction

Recently a dear friend of mine posted an article on her social media page which claimed that a certain agricultural chemical was wreaking havoc on human health. It was quite a fantastic claim, one I immediately knew was false. But in practice, separating fact from fiction and proven from highly speculative can be difficult.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 08:20 PM

Lessons from Randy

There’s nothing good about a phone call in the middle of the night. Still half-asleep, I could hear my wife, “Who? Oh no! What happened?” After a long pause her tone changed from shock to condolence, “I’m so sorry. He’ll be right over. We will be in prayer.” I thought I heard the name Randy, but still unsure, I asked, “Who is it?” She confirmed, “Randy Reagle just died in a car accident.”