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Tell Me a Story, Grandpa

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Hear this, you elders; give ear, all inhabitants of the land! Has such a thing happened in your days, or in the days of your fathers? Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation. (Joel 1:2-3) Just when you thought it was safe to go into the wheat field… LOCUSTS! Okay, maybe it will not be a blockbuster thriller hitting the big screen anytime soon, but in ancient Palestine an… Read More »Tell Me a Story, Grandpa

Satisfaction Guaranteed

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Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil. Psalm 90:14-15 The hit song by the Rolling Stones, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” showed how a catchy tune along with an outstanding performance could overcome even the worst grammar. It also resonated a truth that we find inescapable… Read More »Satisfaction Guaranteed

Biblical Math

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Biblical Math Dear Editor, I have subscribed to the newspaper for nearly 30 years. Though I have enjoyed your news and editorial content, I have noticed a disturbing trend in the obituaries. In years past, this column was predominantly filled with memorials to old people; however, in recent years it has been filled with people my own age. Anything you can do to rectify this unsettling trend would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Ole Coot The tongue-in-cheek sentiment of this fictional… Read More »Biblical Math