Life HappensBeing thankful for guilty pleasures

Life HappensBeing thankful for guilty pleasures

From Polka music to Soap Operas … and everywhere in between.We all have them.By definition, a guilty pleasure is “something such as a film...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Daniel talks turkey

Daniel talks turkey

Editor’s Note: Gloria’s husband, Daniel, filled in this week. We’ll hear from Gloria next week.To all of you far and near, a lot of ...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Three ways to safely thaw and cook frozen turkey

Three ways to safely thaw and cook frozen turkey

It’s my first time hosting Thanksgiving, but I’m not sure when I should start thawing the turkey or even how to thaw it — what do I ...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Ready or not, here it comes

Ready or not, here it comes

The final countdown has begun. Now listen up, folks I’m serious. I’ve been at you for two weeks now with gentle and not-so-gentle reminder...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Mass incarceration is a women’s issue, too

Mass incarceration is a women’s issue, too

Over the last few years, our broken criminal justice system has become a national issue as horrific stories of victims of mass incarceration have made...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Trapped in ‘a man’s world’

Trapped in ‘a man’s world’

Things fall apart, the center cannot hold …The “man’s world” I grew up is shattering into fragments of shame, contrition and d...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Do you love the Lord? Do you, really?

Do you love the Lord? Do you, really?

As I was thinking about what to write for this week, I thought about this: how many times do we make a decision on Sunday morning not to go to church?...

November 16th, 2017 |  


As the cookie crumbles, so do my excuses

As the cookie crumbles, so do my excuses

Several weeks ago, I was at home alone when the doorbell rang. I answered the door to find representatives from a local Girl Scout troop doing what th...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Replace the Pledge with something better

Replace the Pledge with something better

If our national civic religion is Patriotism, then our scriptures are the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Our saints are Washington,...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Protecting the pensions Ohio retirees earned

Protecting the pensions Ohio retirees earned

Right now, the pension plans of thousands of Ohioans are at risk of massive cuts if Congress doesn’t act soon.It’s bad enough that Wall St...

November 15th, 2017 |