Child Sense: Helping your child learn the basics of organization

Priscilla J. Dunstan Teaching our kids how to be organized starts at an early age. The habits that will aid them as they move through life start when they are young with simple systems learned at home and in their own space. Even when they are young, they can learn how to put away their […]

Christians should be neighborly

Leonard Lauriault Recently, I wrote on a few points one of my friends had made in a sermon about what Christianity does. The focus of that article was that Christianity makes one honest and that being forgiven and being forgiving is a matter of honesty. That is, to be forgiven, we must honestly recognize our […]

Change not always popular

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who have been around for a couple of days have formed a few habits, most of which are rather hard to break. For instance, we rather enjoy reading the morning paper while we have breakfast and beginning the day with a collection of items about which to think. Well, […]

Opportunities to minister can arise when lease expected

By Debra Whittington For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 I strive to read my Bible each […]

Namesakes are keepsakes

By Lynn Moncus Life never ceases to amaze this woman from Ima. I can just sit quietly on this corner and suddenly become involved in rather unique experiences. For instance, someone knocked on the door Sunday morning, and when I opened it, a young woman introduced herself as Mary Lynn Hodges. To say I was […]

Elections now not like the past

Lynn Moncus Most people I have listened to of late have stated rather strongly that they will be pleased when the election is over because they are tired of hearing all the mudslinging and even more tired of the many phone calls that have interrupted their lives. Maybe just those of us who are over […]

Student behavior nonpluses author

Lynn Moncus The more I hear about behavior today, the happier I am to have been born when I was. In the dim, distant past, our parents and teachers knew we were trainable even when we tried to be a bit rebellious. They didn’t bother with lengthy discussions about our short comings; they simply took […]