Madison Press- RSS OPINION Feed http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:57:24 EST 1800 Letter: Government leaders should follow the law http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/150685856/Government-leaders-should-follow-the-law Dear Editor,Citizens: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:02:16 EST Dancing deficit no waltz in the park http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150609688/Dancing-deficit-no-waltz-in-the-park When elements come together at a specific time and something happens, it's often referred to as “a perfect storm.” We all know, for the most part, storms are no fun. With the events of this week, I can say I'm in the midst of... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:46:16 EST There’s a skunk in the courthouse http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/150648448/Theres-a-skunk-in-the-courthouse It was about 5:45 a.m. Monday when my husband sent me a text message asking me to button down the hot tub cover in the backyard in anticipation of the wind storm forecasted for that afternoon. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:52:06 EST So are we forgiven or not? http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150683996/So-are-we-forgiven-or-not The Bible says in Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Notice the fifth word: “no.” Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST A visit to the Holy Land The Pursuit of Truth and Belief in GodThe Pursuit of Truth and Belief in God http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150683383/A-visit-to-the-Holy-Land-The-Pursuit-of-Truth-and-Belief-in-GodThe-Pursuit-of-Truth-and-Belief-in-God Reading the Scriptures in the Holy Land deepens our appreciation for the context of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. On pilgrimage we walk over the same ground where he walked. The experience brings you closer to him. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST Letter: London residents, open your wallets http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/150676954/London-residents-open-your-wallets Dear Editor,The London Board of Public Utilities is preparing to take a big chunk of your money. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:18:06 EST 100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/150303341/100-Years-Ago-With-Charlie-Miller Nov. 27, 1914The Madison Press — The following poem was written and read by Mrs. Henrietta Chenos, Class of 1912, at the 1965 West Jefferson High School Alumni Association Banquet. She... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:58:06 EST What’s wrong with starting Christmas? http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150627500/Whats-wrong-with-starting-Christmas I love Christmas. It can't come too soon each year for me. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:02:03 EST A sandwich and a side of kindness http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/150627353/A-sandwich-and-a-side-of-kindness My heart sank as I slowly realized I'd left my money at home. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:33:08 EST Dairy dilemmas fueled by headlines http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/150622746/Dairy-dilemmas-fueled-by-headlines I've seen friends post information on social media saying dairy foods are bad for you. Is this hype or for real? Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:48:09 EST Dorcas is filling in for Gloria http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/150608104/Dorcas-is-filling-in-for-Gloria Hello everyone from our home to yours. It's a very Novemberish day: cool, cloudy and gray. It's a perfect day to stay inside and sip on a cup of coffee as I write. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST Letter: Can they work together? http://madison-press.com/news/letters-opinion/150623063/Can-they-work-together Dear Editor,Now with the elections all over, let's hope the new senate and house members can work with our president in his final two years.I think deep down it will be one side against the other. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:31:15 EST Holiday mishaps are good for a giggle http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/150608022/Holiday-mishaps-are-good-for-a-giggle Isn't it great when everything comes together for a holiday meal? Whether you and your family make nearly everything from scratch, as we do, arrange to have the whole thing catered, make or buy a simple two- or three-dish dinner, or go to... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:31:12 EST Getting into the Christmas spirit (or not) http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150607926/Getting-into-the-Christmas-spirit-(or-not) About two weeks ago, I was annoyed that as soon as the last piece of Trick-or-Treat candy was popped into our mouths, the retailers were thrusting Christmas trees down our throats. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:46:05 EST What’s on your mind? http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150605816/Whats-on-your-mind How many times have you been asked “What's on your mind today?” There's two logical responses. We either say, “nothing” or we take the next 15 minutes and share what is on our minds. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:31:08 EST Render unto Caesar … The Pursuit of Truth and Belief in GodThe Pursuit of Truth and Belief in God http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150592507/Render-unto-Caesar--The-Pursuit-of-Truth-and-Belief-in-GodThe-Pursuit-of-Truth-and-Belief-in-God The Pharisees colluded with the Herodians to trap Jesus with a political question. Jesus used the Roman coin to make his reply “render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's.” Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST ‏Pushing the arts out of schools http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/150661161/Pushing-the-arts-out-of-schools This most recent push of eliminating the arts in schools is nothing new. I have seen this cycle several times during my lifetime. When push comes to shove, the arts gets shoved out the window. I hate to see this happen because art helped keep me in... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:59:05 EST 100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/150303294/100-Years-Ago-With-Charlie-Miller Nov. 20, 1914Madison County Democrat — A yield of 143.5 bushels of shelled corn from one acre by Merle May, a 14-year-old boy of Auglaize County, promises to prove the record yield of... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:03:07 EST Addressing infant mortality http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150575013/Addressing-infant-mortality The birth of a child is a cause for celebration. For most families, a new baby brings feelings of excitement and anticipation for the future. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST ‏My eye and heart moves with the brush http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/150590195/My-eye-and-heart-moves-with-the-brush As I get older, my paintings become less realistic and more interpretive. I see what is there then I ask myself, how do I feel about it. I see less and I feel more. 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