In many cases when we suffer we do not know the reason why. Sometimes God reveals the purpose of our suffering at a later time and sometimes He never lets us know why we had to suffer. But by reading the Scriptures, we can glean some general reasons for human suffering. Suffering is always at variance with our human will and desire. If we had a choice, we would never willingly choose to suffer. But when we do suffer, it is comforting at least to know the reason why. Knowing why adds a measure...
It’s always good to know when a public official has been cleared of any possible criminal wrong-doing. Somehow, that reminds me of the Southern West Virginia politician who ran for re-election to the legislature. In his advertising, he noted that he had “Never been CONVICTED of a felony.” That was so reassuring, voters in his district sent him back to Charleston. Later, he WAS, in fact, CONVICTED of a felony but later ran again and won another election. A second felony convi...
(MCT) The federal government in the form of the Department of Health and Human Services has decided to cut funding for coal miners suffering from black lung disease by 35 percent.The seven black lung clinics in the state — Princeton, Whitesville, Oceana, Montcalm, Rainelle, Meadow Bridge and Scarbro — last year received $1.4 million in funding. This year, a cap has been put in place to reduce that funding to $900,000 a year.Rightly so, West Virginia miners an...
Let’s talk about abortion. Apparently, that’s the only thing state Republicans have on their agenda in 2014.Months ago, I wrote that West Virginia Free, the pro-choice group, would do better politically to stick to their concerns about clean, safe drinking water. I still believe that.
December 11, 1919 ~ March 30, 2014June I. Eddy was born December 11, 1919, and died on March 30, 2014. Graveside Visitation at Price Cemetery, Lower Rock Creek, Danville, West Virigina will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014 with Graveside Service to follow at 2 p.m. with Reverend John Barker officiating.
If the choice is God or bikini-clad females, I’ll take the skimpy bathing suits every time.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Matt and Chester were outside doing target practice while Miss Kitty prepared beans and stewed greens on the wood-fired stove. Doc Adams was taking a day off from medical practice to catch some fish in a nearby pond while … wait a minute, WRONG Marshal; wrong ranch.
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