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Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails

“Love never fails.” (1 Corinthians 13:8a, NKJV) There is one word that will offer help and healing to your most important relationships: Love. Love is relational dynamite that obliterates all obstacles in…

It’s Snowing!

It’s Snowing!

All my life I’ve heard about the snow of 1940.  I can truthfully say that this was before my time. Apparently, there are still many Virginia folks around who remember…

Learning to Soar the Hard Way

Learning to Soar the Hard Way

If you can’t soar with the eagles, float with the buzzards. I wanted to fly all of my life. I remember my birthday, 1955. They cleaned me up, gave me…

Springing up Before Spring

Springing up Before Spring

It’s beautiful as it falls; it’s a pain when it accumulates to six inches on the ground. It’s so pristine, all that white; it’s a checkerboard of tracks after New…

I Shouldn’t Feel this Way

I Shouldn’t Feel this Way

Many therapy sessions begin with a person, in obvious pain, saying I shouldn’t feel this way.  I shouldn’t be grieving.  I shouldn’t have low self-esteem.  I shouldn’t worry.  I shouldn’t…

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The audience sits in darkness eagerly anticipating the opening scene of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  As the first few strains of the haunting music made famous…

Letters to the Editor

There’s A New Kid On The Block! Dear Editor: We have a “New Kid on the Block”!  The Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia has renovated the old…

Everything’s Against the Law in Sneezeville

Everything’s Against the Law in Sneezeville

Sneezeville is in an uproar. All those big-shots up in Richtown have been trying to pass a law that makes baggy pants with underwear showing illegal. There is even talk…

Religion: The Forbidden Topic

I’ve been told that religion and politics are two topics that should never be discussed and especially should never be the topic for an editorial.  I believe both are topics…

It’s a Miracle Nobody was Killed: Mother Thankful Family Safe After Wreck

Editor’s Note: This story is being rerun to include additional information. On the Friday of February 6th, Beth Anne Jackson was driving through Keysville just as she has done hundreds…