Hope for Today: The importance of prayer for our new President Trump

I believe in the importance and power of prayer. Very few times in my life have I had someone refuse it. Mostly, whether they were religious or not, they seemed to welcome prayer. Elected officials are among those. I have heard of some who were extremely grateful that people were […]

Knights of Columbus sausage supper Feb. 13, After Prom has brisket

The local Knights of Columbus will be host to its annual sausage dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13. The public is invited to attend the supper, at the Sacred Heart Recreation Center, located at 310 South B St. This year, instead of brisket, the Knights will offer ham […]

“The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill” kicks off new Julie Klassen series

“The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill” is a magnificent beginning to author Julie Klassen’s first series. An award-winning author, Klassen is known widely for her Christian Regency romance novels that generally feature a dash or two of suspense. She is at the top of her game with “Ivy Hill,” although the […]

Eighth time a charm for Caryl McAdoo with Texas Romance “Covering Love”

Popular independent author Caryl McAdoo recently released the eighth novel in her multi-generational Texas Romance series. “Covering Love” can be read as a standalone, but by the time you finish this novel, you probably will want to pick up the rest of the series anyway. The novel has four main […]

Annual March for Life planned for Jan. 23 at Adams Avenue, Summit Street

The Arkansas City March for Life will be at noon Jan. 23 and anyone who wishes to march is welcome to join. The march will begin at the corner of Adams Avenue and Summit Street. Signs will be available for those who wish to carry them. Attendees will march north […]

Green’s “The Mark of the King” inspires with unfamiliar historical setting

Jocelyn Green’s “The Mark of the King” is a beautifully written historical drama. Her characters are complex, each carrying his or her own baggage and fears. Green handles the pacing brilliantly — the story pulls you along because you just have to know what happens next. Twists abound in the […]

Car(e) Clinic returns Jan. 21 thanks to generous scrap metal donations

Thanks to some generous gifts of scrap metal, the Car(e) Clinic is coming back to Arkansas City this month. Organizer Daniel Yocum said the free car clinic started as a “dream in his heart.” But it has come a long way since then. The next Car(e) Clinic is set for […]

Coping with a stress-filled technology world easier with “Authentic Living”

To live an authentic, fulfilled life, we need to both understand and practice the core beliefs of the Christian faith. Being intentional about pursuing Christ often is challenging in our confusing, messy world, but like the biblical character Daniel, who did not compromise his values, we must take small, deliberate […]

Know the Word Study Bible great addition to enhance anyone’s study

First and foremost, I’d like to say I really enjoyed the layout of the “Know the Word Study Bible.” The Bible includes many features such as book-by-book, verse-by-verse and topic-by-topic notes. Each book has an individual introduction, study-the-book notes and verse highlights to help readers to deepen their study. This […]

Marlo Schalesky’s ‘Waiting for Wonder’ blog tour and giveaway

The human race can be impatient and harried. I personally battle trying to “make things happen” on my timeline. When things don’t happen how or when we want them to, we often feel as though we have failed or God has forgotten about us. It’s easy to forget that our […]