Greene County Daily World blogs Recent blogs from the Greene County Daily World newspaper in Linton, Indiana en-us Start your engines! (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) 0400 – Landis Girls Residence No particular weekday Gentlemen, start your engines! (In our case, I guess I should say “ladies.”) These size 10s hit the floor, and my own personalized version of the Daytona 500 begins. Sliding out of bed, I immediately reach down to the floor to gather my purse and flowery catchall bag containing the fragments of my brain that no longer fit in my purse. With my free hands, I scoop up dirty clothes (my own and those of the... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:17:13 -0400 How about those Lady Miners! (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) This was not supposed to happen. Nobody expected the Linton-Stockton Lady Miners to beat the Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings and win Class 2A Volleyball Sectional 47 at North Knox. But they did. In their best collective effort of the season the Lady Miners shocked Barr-Reeve - and the world - knocking off the state’s third-ranked team in Class 2A. And as the old cliche goes, “That’s why they play the games.” ***** One who did believe was Lady Miners volleyball... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:51:09 -0400 Results of the pumpkin war (Andrew's Adventures by Andrew Christman) p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' span.s1 0.3px After making the mistake of writing a column about my disdain of most everything pumpkin spice, my family decided to retaliate in the only way they knew how: by sending me the strangest things they could find. It took a little over a month for the ideas to officially run out. However, it all started with a package of pumpkin spice Oreos from one of my aunts. Sure, I... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:06:22 -0400 STAY FOCUSED -THERE IS MUCH WORK TO DO (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) I’m sure you have noticed there is not a shortage of opinions about this election. Even Facebook is blowing up with our family and friends expressing their personal thoughts. It seems this election has not only revealed more about what we believe politically but it has also opened some new philosophical and religious views. I have wondered over the years just how many people actually have a clue about politics, (I do not) and the more I listen to the avalanche of viewpoints, the more... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:17:44 -0400 Age is just a number? (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) I can’t help but to cringe every time I am referred to as a ‘millennial.’ I decided to ask Google to provide me with a definition of what it means to be a millennial, and I was presented with this answer: “A person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000.” Ok. So I was born in 1993, making me seven years old at the turn of the 21st century. Digging a little deeper, I found that millennials are most often labeled as being born at the earliest in... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:20:42 -0400 Sweater weather is better weather (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) Finally, Fall! My favorite season for more than one reason (I am such a poet today!), Fall is the time of year for me when I am most comfortable, I get to wear layers, leaves crunch under my feet and I get older! Wait, that last part I’m not so fond of.......... I am, however, very fond of Halloween. It happens to be my wedding anniversary, costumes and makeup are encouraged for days long, and candy, candy everywhere! I’ve always loved the creativity of Halloween, in... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:25:39 -0400 I see tinfoil and that is a good thing (My World by Larry Vandeventer) A.J., who reads my column in the Linton Daily Citizen, recommended that I read an article on the Internet titled “10 things I will never eat and why.” It was written by a food expert who in my opinion has assumed the title. The author named several foods and places where he shall never eat. Buffets. There are times when I teeter on the brink of agreeing with him. He says there is an unacceptable level of uncleanliness involved in buffet eating such as how the food is prepared... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:08:07 -0400 Football program is about more than sports (Friday Night Insight by By Heidi Puckett) I grew up an Army brat in a small community near Fort Bragg, NC. Almost everyone around us had some sort of ties to the Army. Most of our parents were transplants from other states. So that meant most of our grandparents and family members were from out of state also. Sometimes all we had was each other. The bond we created as children remains strong today. In fact my first childhood friend from NC attended the football game at Lucas Oil earlier this year. She now proudly wears her Linton Miner... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:50:11 -0400 Adjusting to a large family (Sabrina Says by Sabrina Stockrahm) I’ve been a married woman for just over three months, and in that time frame I’ve been asked the same question dozens of times: “How is married life treating you?” I love that question, because I get the chance to brag on my husband. He works hard to provide for us, but even more he understands that my job is hard too -- albeit not physically. He constantly tells me how awesome and beautiful I am, which means more than he’ll ever know. But, one question I had... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:25:13 -0400 To never stop learning (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) For many years, many, I have been trying to learn how to play the guitar. I have had several in my possession, yet I couldn’t make a single one carry a tune other than ‘Smoke on the Water’ or ‘Happy Birthday’ on single strings. In an effort to accomplish this goal, my husband and I went to Bloomington one weekend with the intention of buying or renting an instrument or two. First, we went to Melody Music Shop, where we were encouraged to travel to... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:21:01 -0400 Communicating with a purpose (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) I have the opportunity to meet new people every week and I am grateful for this blessing. As I continue to pray for spiritual awareness, I realize the Lord has been patient with my own problems and has graciously allowed me to labor in the area of communication. When having a conversation with someone, listening intently is the key to recognizing what is on their mind and in particular to discern where they are in their relationship with God. Most of the time the average person will stay in the... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:22:55 -0400 Next Chamber meeting at YoDelicious (Linton-Stockton Chamber News by Cheryl Hamilton) Chamber members, our next meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at noon. We will be meeting at YoDelicious in downtown Linton. Catering will be provided by Trent Wilkes with Tastee Creations. Our speaker for October will be Congressman Larry Bucshon. Please mark your calendar now and plan to join us. This will be an opportunity to ask the Congressman questions concerning you and your businesses. Watch for additional details in the coming weeks. As a reminder this is open to all LSCC members... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:03:17 -0400 Investing in your future’s future (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) Perhaps you have heard it before, but perfect people don't go to heaven. In fact, perfect people don't even exist. I'm no minister and I'm certainly far from perfect--but I do plan on going to heaven once my time on Earth is up. Quite the opposite happens from what I have humbly concluded-- forgiven sinners go to heaven. And, we all are sinners. The key point being, forgiven. Think about it, (humor me at least), but when our time is up and the lights go out, nothing... Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Your worth to God is beyond measure (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) Sometimes we feel down and discouraged and if we continue down this path, we will start thinking that our life is not really worth much and no one really cares. These are times when negativity starts following us around, whispering painful suggestions and lies from the dark side. On a positive note, there is some very good news; the Bible is the highest standard of absolute truth and within these instructions of divine wisdom it is clearly explained that God sees you as the most valuable... Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:41:27 -0400 A great hunting dog is a treasure indeed (Jon's Journeys and Misadventures by Jon Swaby) Anyone who has hunted with dogs, be it pointers, hounds or retrievers can understand the statement laid out in the headline of this column. A great dog is more than a tool, a great dog is a companion. A barometer of successes and failures and a bragging point among friends. Recently, I hunted with Frank Lemaire. Frank’s best friend is a yellow lab, named Meaux, grizzled with age and hard of hearing. (What’s the old saying... a dog reflects traits of its owner, but I digress.... Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:35:28 -0400 Football is fun for the whole family (Friday Night Insight by By Heidi Puckett) One of the best things about watching Linton Miner football is watching it with my dad. I’ve always been a daddy’s girl. Don Woods was Mr. Baseball at Shakamak back in his high school days. I grew up watching him play softball in an Army League. I was raised on baseball and fishing. He taught me how to throw a baseball and bait my own hook. He taught me nothing about football. So he is learning along the way just like me. Daddy moved to Kentucky a couple of years ago after... Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:14:53 -0400 The real cost of not voting (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard my dad use that phrase. As I grew up, I received the message loud and clear. Voting was my personal responsibility and a valuable piece of my American heritage. As a teenager, I served as a page at the Indiana Legislature, and the experience further ingrained in me the value that I could bring to the political process. Representatives elected by fellow Hoosiers made decisions on... Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:30:58 -0400 Dot and Eugene: A solo exhibition () A solo art exhibition by Dr. Matthew A. Parmenter opens this Saturday in the South East Gallery at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center. The show is entitled “Dot and Eugene” in honor of his parents who were instrumental in his development and interest in painting. Matt says, “My mother had me take private oil lessons in the 7th and 8th grade as she felt I needed a little more ‘culture’ in my life.” Stating he has always been drawn to... Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:19:02 -0400 Mom can’t protect them on the football field (Friday Night Insight by By Heidi Puckett) Now that we’ve been through a few games I’m started to feel a bit more comfortable with football. But I still have that little pit in my stomach that tightens every time I see those boys make a play. I don’t think I breathe until the play is made and I can spot the man child get up safely. I’m pretty sure every parent feels the same way. What I am trying to understand is the whole moment in my brain that screams “TACKLE THEM, GET THEM, TAKE THEM... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:34:56 -0400 Hey, there’s a cross country meet this weekend! (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) For the past several years the Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference cross country scene has been highly competitive. Every year it seemed three of four teams had a legitimate shot at winning - for both the boys and the girls. And a bumper crop of individuals made the race to the top interesting. But with Alli Workman no longer around to dominate, and every boys team graduating its ace runner, there hasn’t been quite the buzz generated. Bloomfield’s Workman, of course is now... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:47:18 -0400 Faith: the journey that's as important as the destination (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) Driving through the winding roads on route to the Owensburg Baptist Church last Sunday, I reflected on my life thus far as the leaves started to fall. I felt the familiar butterflies in my stomach I normally might feel before giving a presentation in school, although these butterflies were a little more intense, almost like those I felt on my wedding day. I was on my way to becoming baptized by a Pastor who has been leading our church about every other Sunday, as we are currently in... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Eliminating squash bugs in the garden (Ask a Greene Gardener) Question: What can be done to eliminate squash bugs? I’ve tried Sevin, but it doesn’t seem to help. Answer: Adult squash bugs are difficult to eliminate with insecticides. From anecdotal reports and research, Sevin has limited effectiveness for this application. Since squash bugs can multiply rapidly, the best strategy is to tackle squash bugs at their earliest stage. The Master Gardener Demonstration Vegetable Garden was affected by squash bugs this year. Squash bugs... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:56:33 -0400 You've got a friend in me (Andrew's Adventures by Andrew Christman) There’s nothing better than spending time with a good friend. It’s even better when you get to see that friend after more than a year apart. The other week, I plotted with my best friend Alex’s wife, Jess, to come down and see the two of them. Alex had no idea I was going to visit, so the whole thing was supposed to be a surprised. Luckily, it stayed that way. The three of us were all pretty close in school, but after the two of them graduated I was rarely able to see... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:14:11 -0400 End of the Season Feelings (Greene Well Being by Mallory Rickbeil) I get the feeling that the last few weeks of our Greene County Farmers’ Markets are like the last few days of Summer Camp. What was once a fury of activities, things-to-do, and planning has suddenly subsided to a shell of what it once was- I’m now left suddenly look around with this semi-shocked look on my face as I try to recalibrate my brain to think like it did before the onset of the market season. As I begin to reflect upon the many mornings and afternoons at the markets, I... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:02:12 -0400 Chamber meeting to be held at Yo Delicious next month (Linton-Stockton Chamber News by Cheryl Hamilton) Thank you to everyone who joined us at our September Chamber meeting hosted by Autumn Trace of Greene County. Tammy Johnson and her staff gave our members a tour of the facility and answered questions regarding the amenities offered at Autumn Trace. A huge thank you to Tammy and the entire staff for accommodating our group. If you have not yet had an opportunity to visit Autumn Trace, please take an hour from your day and do so. Our next Chamber meeting will be on Tuesday, October 18 at... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:50:57 -0400 Here's to you, Greene County (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) At 23 years old I have lived in several different states, completed three years of my college education, gotten married, operated my own business and most importantly--I can say I absolutely love my job. I know I might be bragging, but I just can’t be quiet about it anymore. All of this can be attributed to the people around me. I know a lot of whimsical sayings might urge you to ‘look within’ for peace, but I think looking outward might help even more. After... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:25:08 -0400 An evening in very, very good company (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) Last week, I had the good fortune to be among some of the best people in Greene County. The Greene County Daily World held its inaugural “Difference Makers” awards banquet at Goose Pond Lodge & Retreat in Linton. In the weeks and months leading up to the big night, our newsroom and staff was busy, busy, busy, with researching, interviewing and writing about these wonderful people who make Greene County the place that it is. I remember thinking, as I was writing up the... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:16:00 -0400 Destiny awaits those who will persevere (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) Have you ever made plans to do something but it did not work out? I’m sure that most of us have. Disappointment is not a stranger, especially to those who are ambitious. In fact, they say the more a person tries to accomplish something, the more failures they will encounter. This does not mean that all the doors are locked forever, but included within the process of advancement, it’s necessary to learn self-control while experiencing frustration and distress. Sometimes our diligence... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:30:07 -0400 Its always an adventure on the river (Jon's Journeys and Misadventures by Jon Swaby) Summer isn’t complete for me until I have taken at least one float trip via canoe or kayak down the river. Whether a day trip or better yet an overnighter it doesn’t matter. So in line with tradition Buzzy, Ayrton and I went from Worthington to Newberry the last weekend of August. The trip had been planned for weeks, but it would seem every time a date was set another thunderstorm would dash our hopes of going. A similar storyline would play out the weekend that we went.... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:53:44 -0400 Caution: strong undercurrent ahead (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) The truth really is better than fiction… The year is 1503. The place is Florence, Italy. Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine statesman, has a front-row seat to the downfall of his beloved republic, threatened by internal rebellions and an ongoing war with its arch enemy, Pisa. Machiavelli sets out to conjure a big enough Italian boot to stamp out Pisa for good. Meanwhile, the Arno River flows through Pisa into Florentine, rendering Florentine a popular commerce stop but Pisa a wealthy... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:57:25 -0400 English is a crazy language (My World by Larry Vandeventer) It is said by many that the English language is very difficult to learn because of multiple meanings, nuances and slang. Example: The buck private paid a buck to watch a buck buck a cowboy off trying to buck public opinion by passing the buck and hiding his buck teeth. As he was riding in the hack he considered how easy it would be to hack through the jungle while trying to hack up something he had eaten as he mentally prepared the hack to improve the computer program he was developing to hack... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:39:29 -0400 A call to love and respect all people (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) We often hear about how far we have come in our political correctness, and this may be true in some areas, but when it comes to prejudice, I am sorry to say, we still have a long way to go. Each week, I have the privilege to associate with people of different ages, ethnic backgrounds, and religious preferences and sadly I must admit that in many cases, it usually does not take long before I notice subtle hints of prejudice. We realize the older generation absorbed much derogatory sarcasm from... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:34:54 -0400 ‘People and Their Cars’: A Monocromatic View () Old cars and people are the theme of the new art exhibit opening this Saturday in the South East Gallery at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center. Monocromatic tones takes one back in time and sets an ambiance of long ago. Jeff Thom has been painting for several years as well as being an accomplished interior wall treatment designer and artist. Stop by the Carnegie Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1-4 p.m., meet the artist and view a great show. Hope to see you there. The Carnegie... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:14:57 -0400 Book 2 Part 1: Peering darkly through the mirror (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) Author’s note: Parts 1 -6 of this narrative comprises the first book of this story. It was not until I finished the Part 6 last Friday evening when I decided this would be a conducive layout for this book/serialization/writing experiment. As with most works, this one in particular has taken a life of its own as it continued to grow and expand with each part/chapter. I don’t know what I expected when I started writing this more than five months ago, but from my perspective,... Fri, 09 Sep 2016 22:21:36 -0400 One life change at a time, please......... (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) So. I quit smoking. Couldn’t be happier about the benefits that go along with quitting, like sharper senses, a longer life, extra money. There is one common result, however, that I am less than thrilled with. Gaining weight (makes sad face, says boo). I am short for my weight, and have been since I had kids. Kinda runs in my family, the women have kids=get fat. But there have been periods of my life where I have been fit and quite a bit smaller. It’s probably just coincidence... Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:47:35 -0400 The tattoo stigma (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) I never planned on having tattoos. I wasn’t opposed to them, I just hadn’t had the opportunity or sudden will to get any. This was up until a few years ago, when I went under the needle for the first time. Now that I have had some for a few years, it feels like I was always going to have them on my skin, almost like I ‘grew’ into them, (pun intended, as a lot of my ink consists of plants). Which is the reason I can’t understand why stigmas are... Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:07:24 -0400 My cup runneth over with Miner Pride (Friday Night Insight by By Heidi Puckett) I have attended football games, watched online and listened to the games on the radio. But nothing compares to sitting right smack dab in the middle of the stands with the fans roaring around you. The noise makers, the cowbells, and the cheers coming from the cheerleaders. It's an intense feeling. Want to know what's even more intense? Seeing your own child run through that big inflatable helmet onto the field. There was no way I could tell which kid was mine, but... Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:50:58 -0400 Linton "with" North Vermillion, again (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) When it was announced this past spring Linton-Stockton and North Vermillion would meet of the field again - this time at Lucas Oil Stadium - Jim Gordillo of the Bloomington Herald-Times tweeted, "This is turning into quite the little rivalry, isn't it?" But it's not your typical rivalry. It isn't a bitter rivalry where there's no love lost between the two schools. These programs have the utmost respect for each other, on and off the gridiron. "This is not a backyard brawl like it is with... Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:58:24 -0400 Pumpkin if you do… pumpkant if you don’t (Greene Well Being by Mallory Rickbeil) It doesn’t seem like it, but pumpkins are surprisingly difficult to grow. Our autumnal spice conduit and Jack-O-Lantern canvases require a lot of consideration throughout the growing season. I should know: I tried to plant two in my home garden this year only to harvest a large paper sack full of rotten vines. I researched, planned, planted, dreamed, watered, monitored and searched for pests only to stand by powerlessly as my pampered plants ceased to exist in the span of a late in the... Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:46:35 -0400 Linton Miner Football - A band Of brothers (Kuhn's Korner by Debby Kuhn) In Linton, as with most schools, the football team is a close net group. They will fight with each other, defend each other, and hurt anyone who hurts their team mates. But for 10 boys on the team this year, it is really a band of brothers. This year Linton has a rare occurrence. We have four sets of brothers. AND one family has four boys on the team – Chance Howard, Chase Howard, Cash Howard, and Tyler Mongeau. The Clarks have Noah and Caleb. Along with theses, we have two sets of... Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:18:03 -0400 The worst taste of the year: pumpkin spice (Andrew's Adventures by Andrew Christman) It’s that time of the year again: fall. Perhaps one of the best seasons in my opinion, largely due to the fact that the sun will still be out and you won’t feel like melting. The trees will begin to change soon, giving us the absolute beauty that nature can provide with the leaves. Most of the annoying insects will be leaving, and the cooler weather will be perfect to sit outside with a book to just read and enjoy being out. However, there is just one thing I can never get the grasp... Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:34:01 -0400 Part 6: Carries a secret (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) How do you weigh a moment? Time passes, but not equally. The word "time" is merely a placeholder, which if you break it down, describes little and illuminates less. Einstein, when speaking on the principals of relativity, explained that time moves differently depending on the situation or our relative experience. Have you ever lived a moment when time ceased and became aware of every second and every heartbeat? There are two memorable points in my life when I felt time's wheels grind to a... Fri, 02 Sep 2016 23:10:10 -0400 On being a newlywed (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) Believe it or not, I was one of those people who said they would never get married. I remember telling my mother at my sister's wedding how she would have to wait awhile for the next one, when my younger sister would marry. Now that I have been married for a few months, it's hard to imagine I ever felt that way. I think I felt that way because I just hadn't found the right person, and I know it was because my faith hadn't matured enough just yet. It seemed like everything fell into place at... Fri, 02 Sep 2016 20:30:23 -0400 Bananas for apples (Greene Well Being by Mallory Rickbeil) I've got a serious case of apples on the mind as of late. To be fair, this is the season to be excited about apples, and the place with which to celebrate their significance. I get a sense of giddiness every time I drive under the Bloomfield Apple Festival Banners (which happens at least twice daily) as I count down the days until I can celebrate this iconic fruit with my fellow Hoosiers on Oct. 7 and 8. In the meantime, I'm doing everything I can to take full advantage of the apple harvest... Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:05:15 -0400 Trusting God when life becomes difficult (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) Sometimes life can be difficult and if we did not realize this at first, I'm sure we know it now. I have personally noticed a roller coaster effect where things seem to be going well and other times when I find myself struggling to make sense of it all. Within our journey, it's important to learn how to adapt and this will depend on how close we are to God. Faith is knowing that as long as we are holding His hand and trusting Him completely, we are inspired with hope and the blessed assurance... Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:01:20 -0400 When it's all said and done (The Write Difference by Janie Elliott) Heavy clouds cover the morning sky with darkness. Winds blow, clouds churn and rain pours. The umbrella turns upside down in the wind and eventually flies off into the storm. Really? But the weather reporter promised a beautiful day with the sun shining away the threat of bad weather. All the plans made have to be held for another day. Yet it seems to go on forever and ever. How long will this storm last? It seems there is no hope. Then when least expected, the rain stops. Clouds part and... Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:56:43 -0400 Part 5: Obscured by Clouds and Shadows (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) Sometimes I doubt these words. Everything is biased, and despite my best efforts for objectivity, what remains is tinted by the lens of the author. Being the author, I am not free from scrutiny, even if it is my own. As I think back to the Ambassador, Laura Spencer and the cast of characters which riddle this narrative, it is often hard to separate dreams from memory. The two converge and meld in the recesses of the past, each becoming more indistinguishable with time. But is it my past or a... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:24:36 -0400 'What business is it of yours?' (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) It reads awkwardly, doesn't it? The words seem out of order, disjointed. Yet, ask someone what it means, and they probably know, "It's none of your business." "What business is it of yours?" comes from German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), and belongs to the phrase, "If I love you, what business is it of yours?" I can't interpret Goethe, but he seems to be saying, "If I love you, that is my business. If you love me, that is your business." What Goethe applied to personal... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:22:38 -0400 The rewards of personal accountability (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) I was at my daughter's house the other day painting one of her bedrooms, (and yes, these are things that retired fathers are happy to do). She was in another room organizing a closet while listening to the radio and a very interesting song came on. I am not really familiar with a lot of pop music, but the Michael Jackson song, "The Man in the Mirror" was playing and I listened intently. Certain tunes from time to time have a tendency to stick in our head and throughout the afternoon I continued... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:02:32 -0400 Go the distance (The Write Difference by Janie Elliott) Don't you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! (1 Corinth 9:24) We all know that if we stop early, not going the full distance, we cannot win a race. But what is distance? To one it is several miles or to another just one step is great effort. Maybe it is a deadline or lessons unfinished for school the next morning. Maybe it is an early morning of detasseling corn but all that can be seen are fields with no end. With no stumbling blocks in... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:00:58 -0400