|'A cheerful heart is
|In her article "Mental illness and places of worship," ("Your story matters," The Nugget, January 31, page 7) Audry Van Houweling makes some valid points. |
Throughout history, the mentally ill typically have not been able to find refuge in places of worship and have instead been faced with shame at their presumed lack of faith or pressure to put on a happy face despite their internal turmoil. However, I thank Ms. Van Houweling for noting that many churches now "recognize the prevalence and impact of mental illness" and are doing something about it. Yes, giving each other grace is crucial.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
|Our seven-month-old puppy is afraid of the vacuum cleaner. Our barely ambling older dog, Alfie, walks by it like it isn't there.|
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
|The Russians won in 2016|
|General Michael Flynn's guilty plea for lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak is a major step forward in an investigation that will lead to the impeachment of President Donald Trump.|
Or it's not. In fact, it's a sign that Robert Mueller's investigation is running out of steam.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
|A newspaper's enduring legacy|
|I felt sadness and pride when Kiki Dolson told me she'd sold The Nugget Newspaper. |
Sadness because my family owned The Nugget for nearly 40 years.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017