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Molding or molting?

I’ve gotten old. Funny how it crept up slowly, yet arrived suddenly.

The proof is in the pudding

There’s an old saying, “the proof is in the pudding.” The expression means the quality or benefit of something is determined by trying it, and then evaluating the results.

A day of wonder to be remembered

What a day to be remembered! When I first heard about the eclipse, I pictured something like the one we had seven years ago. As the days came close I thought of the nearby towns flooded with thousands and even millions of people. Though I knew better, I imagined what it would be like, should there have been a mistake and no eclipse would come to capture the attention of spectators across the line of fire.

Lost and found

Have you ever lost your wallet? I have.

The light shines in the darkness

Did you see the solar eclipse this week? Really remarkable. The effect this phenomenon had on people varied greatly. Some were elated and cheered like it was a game-winning home run. Others were subdued, reflective, and even emotionally tearful. Many stood with mouths agape, dumbfounded, without words to describe the marvel of the moment. Some found it to be a spiritual epiphany. And there were throngs entrenched in busyness, unable to observe the enormity of our massive sun being masked by the earth’s little lunar sphere.

What does Easter mean to you?

Last Sunday was Easter, which, next to Christmas, is the second most attended church service annually. For many, these two holidays are the only Sundays frequented at church each year. These twice-a-year parishioners are sometimes referred to as Chreasters.

Awe and dread: How religions have responded to total solar eclipses over the centuries

Throughout history, solar eclipses have had profound impact on adherents of various religions around the world. They were viewed as messages from God or spiritual forces, inducing emotions ranging from dread to wonder.

Walsh named new pastor at Daystar First Church of God

Seth Walsh has been named the new pastor at Daystar First Church of God, located at 405 E. Center St. in Blanchester.

Wilmington Seventh-Day Adventist Church to hold creation seminar

On March 8-9, the Wilmington Seventh-Day Adventist Church will be hosting Dr. Jiri Moskala, who will be doing three presentations on the following topics: the Genesis view of creation, the flood, and the question of how can a loving God seemingly allow suffering among His creation?

A meditation: I Thessalonians 5:18, ‘In all things give thanks’

While growing up in Minnesota, I loved the changing of the seasons – and I think I would say as a child I appreciated the uniqueness that came along with each one.