“Cool,” I thought to myself as I stepped onto the bus, 10ish years old, hair in pigtails, my Charlie Brown lunchbox clutched in my hands, “an empty seat.” I sat down, scooted to the window, and smiled. Only then did I realize that there were words all around me. Words flung jeeringly into the air. Words aimed at me. “EWWW!! You sat in the throw-up seat!”
WORTHINGTON — Sixty-five years ago President Harry S. Truman, with the support of a joint resolution of Congress, signed the National Day of Prayer (NDP) into existence. Thirty-six years later, President Reagan designated the NDP as the first Thursday in May.
I am obsessed with watching the birds on the lake. The wood ducks, which I’d only seen once before, are adorable. The Eagles, as I have mentioned previously in this column, I love. (Especially when they fly within 15 feet of my kitchen window as they did last Friday.) Even the silly little coots — mud hens — are fun to watch.
WORTHINGTON — It’s been four and a half years since Michele Vander Meulen opened Decadent Décor, and in that time she has seen her store — and her everyday job — grow and evolve in exciting ways.
It’s Good Friday today, the day we commemorate Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins. “Good” Friday. Not “Sad Friday” or “Scandalous Friday” or “Terrifying Friday”. No, this is a day we call “good.”
Have you ever gotten a fleeting thought that you really should double check on something? The thought goes in and out of your mind, and maybe you do something about it and maybe you don’t. Well, I had one of those last week. It went something like this, “Are you sure that the Ark of the Covenant was still in the temple in Jesus’ day?”
The phrase which stood out to me this week, comes immediately after last week’s phrase, in Luke chapter 23, verse 45. Jesus was seconds away from dying, he’s about to breathe his last, and then, the Bible tells us, “the curtain of the temple was torn in two.”
WORTHINGTON — A total of 568 volunteers helped to “turn hunger into hope” at this weekend’s Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Mobile Pack event at the Worthington Arena. In three, two-hour shifts, volunteers packed enough food to feed over 362 children one meal a day for an entire year.
WORTHINGTON — The 24th annual Community Prayer Breakfast, featuring speaker Brenda Resch, will take place Saturday, with the non-denominational event sponsored by Worthington’s Early Riser Kiwanis club.
WILMONT — If there’s something probably everyone in the world can agree on, it’s the importance of having a good fire department available in their town. But while everyone might agree that it’s critical, not everyone will agree to be a part of the team. “It’s hard to recruit,” said Judy Christians, member of the Wilmont Fire Department. “If a call comes in, people have to be willing to drop everything and get out of bed or stop eating their meal, and go.”