Thank you for your support

On behalf of the Madison-Plains Board of Education I would like to take this opportunity to thank our voters for their support of Madison-Plains levy. We are very excited about the future of Madison-Plains and we believe the district can be a force for good to our entire community. In addition to our overarching goal of providing a quality education, we also want to be a district that positively affects property values for everyone while being good stewards of your hard earned tax dollars. The levy campaign provided us with the opportunity to hear direct input from many of the different stakeholders in the district. We will strive to do the very best for each and every student at MP and look forward to the bright future of all students. Again, thank you for your support and Go Eagles!

Good simple pot roast

If you cook for long enough sooner or later something will go wrong. The Hollandaise sauce will break or the famous “Nanna candy” will break and ooze butter. The list of what can happen is almost endless.

Evolution of religion

Science answers many questions but not of morality or wisdom. Human judgment is responsible there.

Presidential nuclear nonsense

The Reagan Administration’s 1980s crazy talk of “winning” nuclear war with “only” 20 million US dead produced a lot of anti-nuclear activism — all over the world. In Europe, hundreds of thousands marched against the placement of US Cruise and Pershing II missiles in NATO countries.

Lie and deny

It is difficult to keep my head from exploding with each new day’s political developments. So now Rod Rosenstein is quitting or may be fired, leaving Mueller’s Russia investigation in grave jeopardy. Or maybe not. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces an increasing number of allegations of sexual misbehavior which may derail his nomination to the high court. Or maybe not. Trump addresses the United Nations and gravely blames all the world’s ills on Iran. Sounds like a recipe for a Trumped-up invasion/October surprise. Or maybe not. In any case the waves of breaking news wash over us with relentless ferocity, keeping us locked in hypnotic distraction.

Yoder’s go camping

We’re actually settled into our new home, and yes we love it. Okay, I can’t say that I don’t have some things that need to be organized yet, like the armoire for example. When my mom needed something in it, I told her, “Get it with your eyes shut!” Of course she knew how I meant it, it simply takes time to get all these corners done.

Wake up Ohio

Over the last four months, I’ve been traveling the highways and byways of District 74, getting to know people and places, listening, knocking on doors, and making phone calls alone and with my team.

When children leave the nest

It’s been said that it takes 21 days to form a habit. That’s always seemed reasonable to me. It does make me wonder, though how long does it take to undo the habit?

Stromboli ushers in chilly weather

The trick-or-treaters lucked out on Halloween this year. In a period of cooler than usual weather, a couple of warmer days allowed them to scurry from door to door and show off their costumes without bundling up in winter coats (as long as they carried umbrellas).

Gloria on a roll

Good morning, the children are all sleeping so I’m seizing some quiet moments to get in touch with you. I’m writing in response to Norma, from London, Ohio, who wrote that she would be interested in hearing how I began my walk with the Lord.