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As an eighteen-year-old, I was about to embark on my first secretarial interview and typing test. I felt pretty confident in my typing abilities, but I had learned on a manual and was not prepared to be tested on an electric typewriter.

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The true story is told of an early 1960s University of Florida football team in the midst of practice. Jack Katz, a large lineman, had proven himself to be the fastest lineman on the team. One day, Katz walked up to Coach Ray Graves and asked if he could run sprints with the faster running b…

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Deaan Grimmette was born to Cheyanne and William Grimmette of Wauchula, Florida at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. He was 6 pounds, 4 ounces and 17.75 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tena and Mike McCallister. Paternal grandmother is Lois Grimmette.

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Q: We have a boy, 6, and a girl, 9, who fight constantly about everything under the sun. My husband and I have a good marriage. We hardly ever have a serious disagreement about anything, so it’s hard for us to understand what has led to our kids’ inability to get along. In any case, their fi…

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Today’s headlines often carry an overwhelming amount of bad news. Whether your information is coming from TV news, your local paper, the Internet or conversations with friends, odds are good that most isn’t good news.

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As we journey through the valley of the shadow of death, we seek answers. We quest, we strive, we strain to discern the truth about the death of our loved one, yet the wisdom of grief teaches us that God alone understands the mystery of life and death. According to Soren Kierkegaard, Danish …

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Now, since I'm not a minister, we are going to do things a little different today. I would like everyone to look at the back of their left hand. Now, turn your hand over and look at the palm of your hand. Now, I would like to see everyone who saw some germs on your hand to raise their hand -…

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SEBRING — Julia Mercer, marketing director at The Palms of Sebring, went to her doctor to find out why she was feeling so run down; the answer she received was, “You need to go to the emergency room.”

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“What is that in your hand?” Moses was asked by God. The conversation between Moses and God continues in Exodus 4: 2 – 4, NLT.

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More than 100 adults and children came together Aug. 4 at Sebring Church of the Brethren to help mark the return to school for the students. School started Aug. 13. Co-hosting the event was 1RA Iglesia Hispana Asambleas DE Dios. The churches hosted the celebration at 700 S. Pine St.

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I received a reader response to my column on grief and healing. Obviously, this person is suffering from the depths of their soul, and they were questioning God’s existence as well as his presence when needed the most. The letter ended, “God left me when I needed him the most…”

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SARASOTA — Melissa Rego earned a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida in August 2018.

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Makenzie Rose Pacheco was born at 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 to Ashley Jager and Nelson Pacheco III of Sebring at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. She was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Candace and Cory Bowles and George Watts. Paternal gr…

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A column of mine that originally appeared in January of 2017 has been circulating on the internet ever since, accumulating over a million hits to date. In a nutshell, its message is simply that parents, not children, are the most important people in a family and the husband-wife relationship…

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The very grandest part of grandparenting is the reason there is such a title. That reason is the children. They are the heart of why grandparenting is such a phenomenal role we get to embrace.

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The story is told of an evil man who died and went to torment. Upon arrival, he was told that he had the choice of entering one of six closed doors that would lead him to his eternal punishment. He put his ear to the first door and heard horrible shrieks of pain and agony. Obviously disturbe…

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