Age 81, of Spencer, West Virginia died December 15, 2017 at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

You really never know how things are going to play out.

The Friday before the opening day of buck season for 2017 was the day I learned the property where my kids and I have hunted for the past 15 years would not be available….

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first flight of an airplane at Kitty Hawk. Wilbur rushed to the telegraph office to send their sister the following message, “We have flown for 12 seconds.

We will be home for Christmas.” She shared it with the editor of the newspaper. We might live confidently and fearlessly in a world where death is prominent and unpredictable, not in our own righteousness and accomplishments, but in Christ’s.

It now looks like the Trump administration’s repeal of Obama-era guidelines allowing transgender students to use the school bathroom of their preference was just the beginning of a long list of regulatory reversals including efforts to ensure school discipline practices don’t discriminate against students by race or disability and disproportionally push students into a school-to-prison pipeline….

As the recent event in New York and other attacks around the globe have shown, we face a constant threat from terrorists.

Two days later, the local paper reportedly placed the following headline on Page 6, “Wright Brothers Home for Christmas.” The most important story of the year - man’s first flight — and the editor missed it. If you get this, here’s the beautiful guarantee - in the hustle and bustle of the holiday - you won’t miss Christmas 2017.

As a local pastor, my biggest fear for you is that you’ll miss Christmas this year. have to complete my shopping list, attend two more parties, make our annual pilgrimage to Candy Cane Lane, bake, and…” That’s right. Because of Christ’s incarnation, sinless life, substitutionary death for you and me, and glorious resurrection; we can replace our fear of death with a strong assurance that death is not final (John ); that it frees us from all physical pain and anguish (Revelation 2:1-4), and that it will someday be destroyed (1 Corinthians -55). Someone once said, “You’re not truly ready to live until you’re truly ready to die.“ The good news is that by placing your trust in the risen Christ you can be. Environmentalists have reached an agreement with Antero Treatment that calls for monitoring for radioactivity and bromide around its landfill in northern West Virginia that takes the waste from recycled groundwater used in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas….

Apple i Phone owners from several states are suing the tech giant for not disclosing sooner that it had issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer…