Valentine

By Sean Dietrich She has a box of to-go food in her hands. I overhear the man at the barbecue joint counter say she is missing two pounds of brisket. The man apologizes to the people in line, then he tells her it will be coming right up. “Don’t forget extra sauce,”...

Love Is A Choice

By Lauren Cantanese “The pastor told us, “Love is not a feeling; feelings change periodically. Love is a choice. And when you make that choice to choose love, even if you don’t feel like loving, you are choosing to love unconditionally. You recognize that we are all flawed creations, created...
By Myrna Conrad We often start each New Year with commitments (New Year’s resolutions) to do things differently. We commit to eat less, work out more, spend less, travel more, step out of our comfort zone more, love more, stress less, and numerous other grand aspirations to start the year...

Dear Sean

By Sean Dietrich DEAR SEAN: I don’t think my school is going to have prom for 2021, everyone is guessing this is the case. We don’t know yet, but it’s probably not happening. It just sucks that we might not get to do this because we have nothing to look forward...
By Dave Holland My mother says I was born 40 years old, a quiet and serious child. Expressing emotions has always been difficult. So, I have to work at showing love. When I became a Christian, I considered my sober demeanor to be a godly, sort of a gift from...

Thank You, Ryan

By Matthew Vanderford,Claimology I was just on the phone with an amazing local contractor, Ryan Simas. Ryan’s one of those people that when you’re with them, you feel fortunate to have come to know who they are as a person. I first met Ryan after I saw a Remodeling and Maintenance...

The Value of a Moment

By Matthew Vanderford, Claimology Today was one of those days that just needed to happen. It was one of those days filled with duties and responsibility. But instead of hopping out of bed early, I decided I needed 15 more minutes, which turned into 30. After finally coaxing myself out of...
By David Saviola, Arborbrook Financial I can still remember the looks on people’s faces like it was yesterday. If they said anything to us at all, it was usually “uh, no thanks” with a perplexed look. Most folks just looked at us as if we were crazy and kept walking,...

The Tree

By Sean Dietrich My wife is putting up the Christmas tree and we haven’t even rounded the corner toward Thanksgiving yet. But then, this holiday season can’t arrive quickly enough for us. My wife is ready to get this show on the road. After a long year of sheltering in place,...
By Pastor Dave Holland Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand… On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone— while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? —Job 38:4-7 (NIV) In the beginning of time there was a Singer. He sang a...

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