Life’s Lessons

Until my family moved to the county home where our parents became superintendent and matron, we lived on a 40-acre farm on North 20 east of Oakshade. ...

January 31st, 2019 |  


Love your neighbor as yourself

When I bought my home three years ago this spring, I had no idea who my next door neighbors were. Just by looking around, I knew the people on one sid...

January 26th, 2019 |  


Life’s Lessons

The invitation to spend four, and possibly more, two-day time periods working in a mission field within a short drive from home went out to people alr...

January 17th, 2019 |  



Life’s Lessons

With the sale of the beloved Sacred Heart Home, an Oregon, Ohio, nursing home Kelly and I have visited regularly, spirits of residents, employees, and...

January 9th, 2019 |  


Life’s Lessons

We have been volunteers and casual friends at the same institution for about five years. We were the kind of friends you relate to, visit with on a ve...

January 4th, 2019 |  


Life’s Lessons

With Christmas past, the celebration of the old and new years lies on our doorstep.I think it most difficult to end the year without mentally taking i...

December 27th, 2018 |  


Fighting for Ohio GM workers

Fighting for Ohio GM workers

If you love this country, you fight for the people who make it work — people like the workers at Lordstown.That’s why Senator Portman and ...

December 22nd, 2018 |  


Life’s Lessons

Reminiscing and Christmas – they seem to go together!The farmhouse that was our home had a coal burning furnace in the basement that required be...

December 22nd, 2018 |  


Life’s Lessons

Even as children, we didn’t live close to each other, but the summer visits when we stayed for a week with the other cousins developed long-last...

December 14th, 2018 |  


Life’s Lessons

Don’t ask me how it happened but the discussion arose in Sunday School class. Our teacher looked at me and said, “I know you worked in a p...

November 29th, 2018 |