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People often ask me whether, as a copy editor, I’m driven to distraction by errors I see in others’ writing. The short answer is: not in informal writing. If you write “it’s” in place … more
IN CELEBRATION are the members and friends of First Baptist Church of Danville this week as they opened their new educational building. “The very first class was taught inside last Sunday,” … more
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own grammar concierge? Anytime you needed help writing something, anytime you needed a bet settled, anytime you were just curious about a language issue, you could … more
Because sinful human natures still cling even to us who believe, causing us to continue to sin, we have a continuous demand for the forgiveness of sins. Thanks be to God, there is available to us a … more
When you retire, will your cost of living decline? Some of your expenses may indeed drop, but others won’t. Plus, you may have some new ones to consider. So, all in all, it’s a good idea to think … more
I don’t hear many people saying “for goodness’ sake” these days. “For conscience’ sake” and “for appearance’ sake” are pretty much nonexistent in my world, too. In fact, the only “for … sake” expression I hear lately includes a word I wouldn’t use in this space even if I could. more
“ARE YOU MARRIED,” he quipped with a twinkle in his eye, “and can you drive a motor home?” So, thus began a conversation exuding kindness and laughter with ninety-three year old WWII Veteran Ken Simpson. more
FOURTH OF JULY weekend means cold watermelon, fireworks and hotdogs! It represents the celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. more
It’s official: The Internet is over. So is the Web. It’s hard to believe, I know. Just last year, it seemed these two powerhouses ruled the world. But as of this summer, they’re done. Kaput. Over. Dead as e-mail. more
“Then Jesus told him [Thomas], “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29 NIV) more
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