A Joyful Noise: CHALMERS AND IDOLS

“Bummy, we make lousy idols.” I paused. I was quietly reading the comic strips, waiting for Garfield to attack his food dish, when my friend...

A Joyful Noise … SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Someone should pass a law requiring stores like Lowe’s or Menards to play “O Come O Come Emmanuel” between March 20 and June 21. Such...

New Life candle fundraiser a success

New Life Christian School appreciates support from the community during the Yankee Candle Fund Raiser. The top seller received a $50 Walmart gift card....

A Joyful Noise … WHY PANIC?

Beware of Momo. She - or it - first appeared in mid 2018, articles state, and...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: AFTER JESUS CAME

A recent sermon about Jesus’ reaction to finding money changers in the Temple reminded me of something that many of us have experienced at...

A Joyful Noise … NATURE’S KING

NATURE’S KING According to the Federal Communications Commission, scammers and robocalls targeted 2.5 million people a month in 2017. They also conned Americans out of the...

Kelley is new minister at First Church of Christ

Brandon M. Kelley is the new preaching minister of the First Church of Christ in Bluffton, 909 W. Spring St. He began his service...

Time to Take a Devotional Break:

QUESTIONS WITH CONSEQUENCES Since the dawn of creation, mankind has been filled with curiosity...

New Life announces fundraiser winners

New Life Christian School recently had a Racing to Reading fundraiser. The boys in the top photo were the top two readers in the...

A Joyful Noise … REST AHEAD

REST AHEAD Rusty the cat inspires again. In November 2016, within weeks of her birth, Rusty climbed her first curtain. Still a novice, she wisely established base...