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Each morning I stand before a large map on my study wall to pray a brief prayer from the Old Testament known as the prayer of Jabez. It’s been my daily practice since sometime in the 1970s, when I first truly took notice of this prayer sticking out like the proverbial sore thumb amidst the f…

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I received a visit from a group of friends from the Tampa area this past Sunday. We spent the night in the building that was designated for a place of worship but was denied to us by county commissioners. The next morning about 4:30 a.m., one by one the travelers woke up and prepared themsel…

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I am a proud naturalized Hoosier. Although I was born and raised in Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!), I’ve lived in Indiana for over a decade. If I’ve learned one thing during my time here, it’s this: Indiana loves corn. As a Midwesterner, I have an intense fondness for corn dogs, cornucopias, popc…

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There’s talk in Arcadia about this newspaper. Talk being social media, where complainers flock like birds. The talk in this case is about our newspaper’s coverage of local sports. About how the newspaper is cheating kids by limiting stories printed about them. The information on this scandal…