Category: Opinion

Traipsin’ Round Town

Lynn Cunningham Provides a view from the community. Cold temps have plagued us down here in the Southland for weeks now but we must admit it’s that time of year—hog killin’ time. Burst pipes

Rambling with Arlene Barrett

Rambling with Arlene Barrett Praise the Lord everyone.  What a beautiful day to serve the Lord.  The sun is shining.  The birds outside the window are jumping around and eating, and they look so happy and free.  Joe keeps them…

THE WAY WE WERE Nicknames

THE WAY WE WERE Nicknames It seems a generation ago in Louisville more people had interesting nicknames. A nickname was not a put-down. It was sort of a badge of honor, an indication that you were well-liked. Here are a…

Sharpen ‘the saw’ of a good marriage

As we begin the New Year, I want to ask you two questions: How healthy are you? How healthy is your marriage? Good physical health requires effort. Eating properly, getting enough rest, getting enough exercise, and practicing good hygiene are…

New Year and moving forward with the first of many new ideas

With every New Year comes resolutions and unlike many, I have never jumped on the band wagon by making a New Year’s resolution. This year, however, is going to be different. My New Year’s resolution is to publish a book.…

Prison time can be counterproductive for many

Opinion Last week, a legislative task force released a number of recommendations designed to be smarter about how Mississippi punishes adult offenders. With an incarceration rate that is more than 70 percent higher than the national average, it’s clear that…

Christmas is here to celebrate

It is Christmas day if you haven’t already figured that out.  All businesses, shops, banks, and even Wal-Mart is closed.  Yes, even Wal-Mart. It is hard to believe that Christmas is here.  I mean I wait all year long for…

Santa Claus and his part in Christmas

I received an e-mail this week from a colleague. It was titled “Why Santa is Evil.” I was a bit shocked. I am kind of fond of the jolly old fellow myself. It made me aware for the first time…

State squandering great opportunity

Opinion Mississippi’s own economists have said that the state is missing out on some 9,000 jobs by refusing to expand its Medicaid program to cover the working poor. A new study claims the forfeited jobs are more than double that…

Christ is the reason for Christmas

You will read an advertisement in this week’s Winston County Journal how Christmas has “no more spiritual significance than July Fourth or Labor Day.”  I invite readers to hear what I have to say on this matter. Jesus was born…