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By Sigrid Fowler All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. ​Though eternal realities and time-honored truths are a theme in the Hebrew Bible, there are also notable passages that declare, […]

Hats and Hearts

Hats and Hearts

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. By Blaney Pridgen My mother was a people watcher.  She loved watching passersby or people standing in line in some public […]

Night and New Years

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. By Blaney Pridgen Maybe you were like me when we were little children.  I was afraid of what might be under […]

Facing the New Year

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. By Linda Nidiffer Some of you may still be celebrating Christmas, but I am already pondering the New Year.  First of all, I […]

What the Samaritans Said, What Others Said

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. By Sigrid Fowler ​The incident in Sychar, beginning with the conversation between Jesus and the woman at the well and ending […]

‘Twas the Night Before

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. By Linda Nidiffer ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house all the creatures were stirring including the mouse!  Good […]

What Jesus Says

Sigrid Fowler All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. ​At Christmas, we’re in the climate of proclamation. Herald trumpets, maybe a whole brass section to announce the choir’s proclamation—such things seem the order of […]

Christmas Mail

Christmas Mail

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. Robert Scott Ted Kooser is an active poet living in Iowa who won the Pulitzer Prize for his poetry in 2005. […]

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. By Blaney Pridgen Just like Lent is a season of preparation for the Easter celebration, so is Advent for Christmas.  We […]

Weird Memories

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. By Linda Nidiffer Having a manhunt nearby should be a sobering event.  It should make you more vigilant about your surroundings and your […]