Days in a one-room schoolhouse were treasured

Today I’ll tell you about my days of teaching in a one-room school in the Kentucky mountains. Those were interesting days.Restrooms were actuall...

January 14th, 2021 |  


Moving forward from tough year

Moving forward from tough year

I think we are all ready for 2020 to be over. It’s been a tough year.The health care and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have ch...

January 5th, 2021 |  


Year has highs, lows, but Christ is a constant

As we look back at 2020, we see what was outstanding to us personally – whether losing a loved one, COVID-19 or celebrating the birth of an infa...

December 30th, 2020 |  



Protecting patients from surprise medical bills

Protecting patients from surprise medical bills

Last week, we secured a bipartisan agreement that would finally protect patients from out-of-control, surprise medical bills. We pushed Congressional ...

December 25th, 2020 |  


Memorable Christmases are never about the gifts

What are some of your memorable Christmases? My first one was the Christmas I turned six years old. Mom’s side of the family had been in our hom...

December 24th, 2020 |  


Supporting communities during pandemic

Supporting communities during pandemic

All across Ohio, we are watching hospitals fill up – yet again. Our health care system is getting overwhelmed. Small businesses and local govern...

December 11th, 2020 |  


Preparing for Christmas

Many people, including many of my readers, had their Christmas shopping done even before Thanksgiving, I’m sure. In fact, except for a couple sm...

December 10th, 2020 |  


What’s the news?

Well, with COVID-19 turning our lives upside down, sometimes it seems next to impossible to get the usual stuff to fall into line. But this is a bit u...

December 3rd, 2020 |  


Supporting veterans’ mental health needs

Supporting veterans’ mental health needs

This month’s virtual and socially distanced Veterans Day celebrations around Ohio serve as a reminder not only of the sacrifices veterans make f...

November 26th, 2020 |  


What is Thanksgiving really about?

When I was in elementary school, we lived on a small farm near the Chesterfield-Dover School. We three kids attended the school and Dad was a bus driv...

November 25th, 2020 |