Limbaugh’s words hurt conservative cause

The language wasn’t the worst part about Rush Limbaugh’s tirade last week, in which he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” because she wants contraception to be a requirement of health insurance. Limbaugh’s decision to target a private citizen, rather than, say, President Obama who has championed the idea, wasn’t […]

Words of advice offered in tough times

President Carter’s reign was called the time of malaise, defined as a feeling of discomfort. Present times might be described as a time of anxiety. Still hopeful, but with very little trust in the people we put in office. The recession has hit everybody and each of us has to find a way to get […]

Penmanship fading art form

No matter how old we get, most of us still appreciate the cards, letters, and calls we receive from friends and relatives during the holidays. For some reason, we don’t communicate with many of them during the year, thus, we really enjoy hearing from them about the year’s happenings. This year, the woman from Ima […]

Every trick in the book: Five ways to inspire your children to read

Paula Sirois Beside the proud and vocal parent who shares how great of a reader her child is (so much so that she can barely keep up with the insatiable demand for books, books, books) is the regular mom who cringes as she considers how her kid not only doesn’t read but hates reading and […]

Actions express love better than words

Leonard Lauriault During the movie “On the Waterfront” (1954), Edie Doyle says to Terry Malloy, “I didn’t say I didn’t love you. I said to stay away from me.” Then there’s this guy whose wife complained that he never said he loved her. His response was that he’d told her he loved her when they […]

Jesus’ name comes with guidelines

Leonard Lauriault I noticed an interesting combination of words and symbols on the back of another car while sitting at a red light recently. First, the words “Flex Fuel” were prominently displayed indicating that the car’s engine can run on fuel containing from 0 to 85% ethanol (E85), with the remainder being gasoline. While these […]

Easter time to meditate on God’s words

Debra Whittington: The Church Lady “The angel answered and said … Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen…” — Matthew 28: 5-6

There is more than just the definition of words in dictionaries

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Those of us who enjoy playing with words rely heavily on our dictionaries and usually have at least one within reach. On that note, you can imagine the mental upheaval that occurred recently when I read that published dictionaries are going to be history in a very short time.I grabbed […]

Recipe of God’s words bring balanced diet

By Debra Whittington Train up a child in the way he should go… Proverbs 22:6 In the 1960’s the toy market jumped on the bandwagon of young girls imitating their mothers with the Easy Bake oven. When I saw one in a store last week, memories transported me back in time. For those who never […]

Words, not pictures, show real person

By Debra Whittington …Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Mark 8:34