Bible Studies:  Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.; The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State St., Shelby.

“Will you pray that God will take me home to heaven?” asked a depressed grandmother.

Bible Studies:  Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.; The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State St., Shelby.

The Hart Wesleyan Church, 3757 W. Polk Rd., in Hart will host its annual winter coat giveaway Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 5-6:30 p.m. as part of its weekly free Clothing Closet. 

A decade or so back in time, MIT student, Amal Doral, threw a much publicized party he hoped would be one for all the ages.  He sponsored the first, and probably the last, Time Traveler Conven…

Bible Studies:  Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.; The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State St., Shelby.

The two sitting across the desk from me were not young lovers; they were approaching 60. But they had the same stars in their eyes that I have seen so many times in those much younger. It was …

Bible Studies:  Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.; The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State St., Shelby.

Bible Studies:  Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.; The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State St., Shelby.

The Reader’s Digest once carried the story of a man who said he had learned how to find immediate peace when tempted to worry about his problems. “I just wait three days,” he said.

Saint Francis is remembered by many Christian Churches for being the patron saint of animals. He preached the universal ability and duty of all creatures to praise God and the duty of all peop…

Bible Studies:  Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.; The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State St., Shelby.

I met him at the end of a service in a rural New York church. His name escapes me but the question he asked has been unforgettable. Let me explain.

“I have one more thing to tell you before we finish,” said the pleasant voice near the end of our phone conversation, relating then how she had been about to enter a nearby mall when she saw a…

Well known West Michigan artists, Max and Ruth Bloomquist, will host a benefit concert for the Trinity Food Pantry (the oldest and largest food pantry in Oceana County) at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept.…

Bible Studies:  Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.; The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State St., Shelby.

Celebrate 5-years with Love INC at its annual fundraising banquet, Grinnin’ & Grillin’ for Love INC! The event is set for Monday, Sept. 18 at the Rothbury Community Church, 2500 Winston Rd…

Bible Studies:  Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.; The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State St., Shelby.

I’ve never met Evelyn, but became acquainted with her through a letter she wrote expressing appreciation of my radio program for the help it provided during the loss of her husband of nearly 6…

Most of us have known people who were serene when everything seemed to be crashing down around them. In the most trying of circumstances, they have remained trusting and calm. Those going to c…

Bible Studies:  Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.; The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State St., Shelby.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 5631 W. Stony Lake Rd., in New Era will be having a backpack blowout Wednesday evening, Aug. 23, from 5-7 p.m.