Why aren’t our arms reaching?

Why aren’t our arms reaching?

This is part three of a series about Ruth and her late husband, Loren. As I wrote in part one, Loren had been my grandparent’s insurance agent; ...

October 6th, 2017 |  


Get ‘ER done

Get ‘ER done

A little girl had a large collection of dolls. Her uncle was visiting one spring day and asked her, “Are these your favorite dolls?” The l...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Freedom on display

Freedom on display

Have you heard that the National Anthem and the American flag have become a topic of conversation recently? There are 14,440 minutes in a day… t...

September 29th, 2017 |  


She always put people before things

She always put people before things

This is part two of a series about Ruth who was ninety when she enrolled in our hospice program. Her late husband, Loren, was the love of her life and...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Church News

St. John Lutheran Church invites you to come worship with us. We are located at 5600 Junior Furnace / Powellsville Road, Franklin Furnace. Sunday morn...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Handle With Prayer

Handle With Prayer

A farmer and his wife were asleep one night when the farmer woke up at midnight and heard the old grandfather clock going off. He was startled when th...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Pass the dogma please

Pass the dogma please

I am seldom surprised anymore and yet, sometimes it just “lands wrong on the ear” as an old friend of mine used to say. During last week&#...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Life is a wonder

Life is a wonder

Ruth enrolled in hospice services when she was ninety years old. She and her late husband, Loren, were raised in Wellston, Ohio but lived most of thei...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


True Worship

True Worship

You know what makes me sick? You know what makes me want to cut my hair with a weed whacker? It is the attitude of the Church today! I ask myself, ...

September 15th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


We will never forget

We will never forget

For the man who kissed his wife goodbye for the last time, for the wife who called her husband from the plane to say I love you, for the fireman who r...

September 15th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |