The Gift of Hope

A refrigerator.  Mattresses. 5 sheep. A washing machine. A television.  Heat.  Pillows. An oven.  Medical care. Clothing.  Formula. Removal of an infected tooth for little Bailsan.  Blankets. Shoes. Toys. Food. Cell phones. These are the items we have been able to purchase for Metheb, Amina, and their family. I will never forget standing in my … Continue reading The Gift of Hope

Minding Our Business

Mr. Stevens, I was greatly disappointed to read your editorial addressing “the James neighbors” and suggesting they “mind their own business” with regard to the proposed borehole project. Not only was the content frustrating, but the tone was rude and unprofessional. I would expect more from an editor of multiple newspapers. First, I think it … Continue reading Minding Our Business

Look for the Helpers

Years ago, I heard a quote by Mr. Rogers.  He said that when tragedy strikes and everything seems so dark, you should look for the helpers. The firemen running into burning buildings. The people opening their homes to strangers. The folks offering anything they can to help lighten the load.  It makes things a little … Continue reading Look for the Helpers