Terra Brantley is using her story to teach, inspire others

About 130 women filled the dining hall but you could have heard a pin drop. Terra Brantley, 54, is known perhaps in equal parts for...

2,400-mile road trip to sunny south Florida

It’s always enjoyable to make a short trip in the middle of what still feels like an Indiana winter to spend some time in...

The quest for excellence is a marvelous journey

The next time my wife makes meatloaf, it should be excellent. We were sitting in the living room the other day and a thought crossed...

Ernie Pyle gets his day, and it’s about time

There is a convergence of things here, it seems. The media has been under fire for at least a couple years now. “Fake news” and...

Living healthy (the really easy way)

I was feeling rather tired of sitting around all the time, waiting for my first heart attack, when the thought struck me that perhaps...

Highway anniversary neglected

Most, like Angelkeep, spent April 1 searching for jelly beans, and Easter worshipping, forgetting altogether the fact that it was also April Fool’s Day. A...

The shortest (perhaps) Easter sermon ever

It occurred to me this week that while I have written innumerable columns about Christmas, I’ve never tackled the other major event in the...

Look! Up in the sky! It’s Chinese fireworks!

So, this weekend a now defunct Chinese space station is destined to fall down to earth. The only problem is, nobody knows exactly where...

Grow or else: A challenge for anyone who cares

It is pretty obvious to this writer — and I would bet the vast majority of those reading this — why Bluffton and Wells...

Golgotha — Hickory and Osage

Maundy Thursday — today — is the modern observance of the maundy, the washing of feet, what scripture notes the Master did for His...