What’s up with the hurricane names?

What’s up with the hurricane names?

Although the two recent hurricanes have passed into meteorological history, millions in Texas, Florida and elsewhere are still dealing with the misery...

September 16th, 2017 |  


‘Celebrate Ag’ – hissy fits no, skills yes

‘Celebrate Ag’ – hissy fits no, skills yes

There is no reason, no reason at all, to suspect that an event called “Celebrating Agriculture” would hold any allure for me. On the surfa...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Amos — the farmer-prophet

Amos — the farmer-prophet

One of the most colorful minor prophets in the Old Testament was the prophet Amos. Amos admitted to the palace court in Israel that he was just a shep...

September 15th, 2017 |  


What’s the best QB class ever?

What’s the best QB class ever?

With the NFL season now underway, my mind drifts to football.ESPN had a feature last week about a bumper crop of good college quarterbacks coming up. ...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Our own kids are ‘Dreamers,’ too

Our own kids are ‘Dreamers,’ too

I don’t want to get into a big debate about how great the so-called “Dreamers” are, the young people in the Deferred Action for Chil...

September 9th, 2017 |  


The prophecy of Nahum – take God seriously

The prophecy of Nahum – take God seriously

The story of ancient Ninevah, according to the commentary by Matthew Henry, was a magnificent display of God’s judgment and mercy, his sovereign...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Childhood cancer, ‘Shake it off’

Childhood cancer, ‘Shake it off’

On April 25, 2017, I breathed in the smell of Tatyana’s hair for the last time. She died early that morning after battling brain cancer for thre...

September 8th, 2017 |  


City could learn from the movies

City could learn from the movies

I was at a school board meeting Tuesday night when my phone quietly buzzed.I discreetly checked my screen to see a message from a friend that the city...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Spike in gas prices fueling disgust

Spike in gas prices fueling disgust

Every time there’s a natural disaster — such as Hurricane Harvey at present — it brings out both the best and worst of humanity, and...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Jonah – the reluctant prophet

Jonah – the reluctant prophet

Of all of the prophets in the Old Testament, Jonah has probably been one of the most colorful and adventurous. No other prophet could boast about surv...

September 1st, 2017 |