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Pilgrim reflections: A Kodak Moment

Apr 26, 2016 12:54pm

Three simple words.

“God bless you.”

Such were the words I whispered in the old man’s ears last week while attending a meeting in Miami. We were visiting the Holocaust memorial there...

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Sandra Renner: Fueling our kids and the future: School lunch

Dec 08, 2015 9:36am

In the past three decades, much has changed in our food system and society. Schools aren’t purchasing as many fresh foods, yet they have more nutrition requirements to fill. Schools got away from...

Pilgrim Reflections: Thanksgiving indigestion

Nov 30, 2015 9:24pm

“That’s mine! I’ll take it!!”

Those were the words my wife, Debbie, heard last Thursday night—Thanksgiving night—as she stood in line at a local Wal-Mart store to check out. She wasn’t there...

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...