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Pilgrim Reflections: True Love

Feb 08, 2016 3:22pm

They practiced what they preached.

Four chaplains.

That’s how many were aboard the U.S.A.T. Dorchester on February 2, 1943 when two torpedoes from a German U-boat crashed into the ship...

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Brenda Miles: Twice Upon a Christmas, Part I; A hectic day, a chance encounter

Nov 29, 2015 1:48pm

Editor’s note: Brenda Miles, the award winning columnist and writer from Hot Springs Village, has written a Christmas serial that begins this week. The four-part serial, titled “Twice Upon a...

Elisha Smith: Thankful for the little things

Nov 24, 2015 8:06am

I don’t usually reflect much on the abundant amenities of where I live. Generally I take the wide open spaces, fresh air, breathtaking sunsets and a myriad of other things for granted.

But a...

Pilgrim Reflections: In Everything? By Tom Smith

Nov 23, 2015 5:04pm


Quite often when we hear this word, pictures of family gatherings, stuffed turkey and dressing, ham, candied yams, pumpkin pie, etc., comes to mind. It’s also likely football...

Pilgrim Reflections: Wherever, Whenever

Nov 17, 2015 8:58am

It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re going through. It’s always “in season.”


When you hear the word, it’s possible your mind pictures a stately cathedral somewhere...

Bob Stallman: Young American farmers brim with optimism

Nov 10, 2015 2:43pm

Each year, the American Farm Bureau Federation surveys about 1,000 young farmers and ranchers from across the country. The 22nd annual survey found that 91 percent of young people in agriculture...

Pilgrim Reflections: Thank You

Nov 10, 2015 2:43pm

You’ll never know what those two words mean.

Such simple, single-syllable words. No frills. No sensational superlatives. No flowery adjectives or adverbs.

But, oh, the impact they make...

Monica Braun: Women-owned businesses flourish

Nov 09, 2015 5:06pm

Women-owned businesses are gaining economic impact and clout.

A National Women’s Business Council analysis of U.S. Census data from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners shows significant...

Pilgrim Reflections: Just Jack, Jesus and Me

Nov 03, 2015 3:39pm

Thank God for memories, those cherished “windows of light for the soul.”

It seems the older I get the more I catch myself reminiscing on “the good, ‘ole days.” Those days of going out...

Wyatt Fraas Farming fits veterans and veterans fit farming

Nov 03, 2015 8:13am

The Center for Rural Affairs has worked to support and assist beginning farmers and ranchers for over 25 years. And increasingly, beginning farmer and rancher inquiries come from military veterans...

Pilgrim Reflections: Just as I am

Oct 27, 2015 12:49pm

Once we realize this, it makes all the difference in the world.

Without a doubt, one of the most powerful invitational hymns ever written is “Just As I Am.” Written by Charlotte Elliott in...