Drown Me in Your Glory

Though the summer season heralds  more pleasant weather, it can also brings storms and droughts. Here is a song for those times.   Verse 1 I prayed...

God and stubborn children

If you’ve ever questioned the tremendous patience God shows in dealing with His human creation, read the story of Moses’ call to service in...

Passover vacation niche grows to dozens of new destinations

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Most Jews around the world say the traditional “Next year in Jerusalem” at the end of the...

Loosening our grasp

One of my favorite Old Testament stories is that of Leah, unloved sister-wife to Jacob. Jacob had worked for his Uncle Laban for seven years...

Just like me

It has become much more common to see stories about tragic life experiences on social media these days. Whether through an online fundraiser set...

Bible readers needed for  marathon at courthouse

By DAVE SCHULTZ The annual Bible-reading marathon on the plaza of the Wells County Courthouse could be at a crossroads. The annual effort, slated this year...

First UM starts senior ministry

The First United Methodist Church is starting a new ministry with retired and empty nesters. The first meeting of the new program, “Friends Together,” is...

Competing nations, religions can’t agree on camera issue

By KARIN LAUB and JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Video surveillance of Jerusalem’s holiest site was meant to be a quick fix to lower...

N-B sets Holy Week information deadline of Wednesday, March 16

The News-Banner will publish a roundup of Holy Week services — Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter — on Friday, March 18. The deadline for...

Potato bar, Christian comedy show set April 23

A potato bar and the Christian comedy show “Wives! We are Now Disciples!” will be presented Saturday, April 23, at the Ossian United Methodist...