Today's Opinions

  • C.S. Lewis and the Lion

    Early one Saturday morning I was on the treadmill at the gym watching “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” on the TV in front of me.

    TLWW is the first of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia allegorical series about a wonderland that’s taken hostage by an evil witch.

    In the part of the movie that caught my attention, the boy Edmund finds himself in Narnia, in the snow, shivering in his p.j.s, robe and slippers.

  • Reader supports Magistrate Hamilton

    Once again I would like to applaud Nolan Hamilton for his stand against the Sunday sale of wine. He is serving the county well. After attending the court meeting the other day I feel like most of the county is against this ordinance. I saw people from different parts of the county. I have come to realize the only thing left to do is at the ballot box. So, friends, be sure to vote in the next election. We must do all we can to stand against things like this.
    Timothy Schermer
    Milton Ky.

  • When school gets tough...

    If I had a nickel for every time my grandfather prompted me with the rhetorical question, “when the going gets tough?” . . . well, let’s just say that I wouldn’t be driving a 10 year old Volkswagen.  If you were reared as I was, the CORRECT answer was, “the tough get going.”  It seems that these days, the answer is often to simply throw in the towel.

  • Mental health issues challenge state, federal governments

    “Thou great I AM,” the Puritans wrote in “The Valley of Vision,” “I acknowledge and confess that all things come of Thee — life, breath, happiness, advancement, sight, touch, hearing, goodness, truth, beauty — all that makes existence amiable.”

    Thou truly are a great and gracious God who has been truly good to me.

    Thank you, Lord, for the pleasures of life, for work and sleep, for irritants that refine my rough edges, for hard times that make me tough and good times that make me smile.

  • Nation has much for which to be thankful

    As we take time out of our schedule this week to enjoy the kick-off to the holiday season, I want to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

    We are now just one decade away from the 400th anniversary of that famous feast enjoyed by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans who helped them weather especially tough times.

    Though that harvest meal is the foundation for the holiday, it didn’t settle into its familiar place on the calendar until nearly 150 years ago, when President Lincoln declared it should be held on the last Thursday of November.

  • Thanksgiving in America: How the holiday has evolved

    The Thanksgiving Day holiday is an American tradition dating to the time of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Mass., in the early 17th century. What was once a singular occurrence of thankfulness among a colony of strangers in a new land for the blessings of Providence in their first year in New England has since evolved through multiple cultural changes as each new generation survived the last to become akin to a bridesmaid in the shadow of the commercially popular Christmas holiday season.

  • Faith in God vs. faith in faith

    I recently watched an episode of “Our America with Lisa Ling” about a faith healing ministry in Fort Mill, S.C.

    Ling, a television journalist, took a camera crew to document the very Pentecostal healing meetings to which hundreds of people came, some traveling hundreds of miles.

    Two sisters came with their mother who had terminal cancer, as did Steve, a man in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down.