Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Mon, 29 Dec 2014 04:46:14 EST 1800 It’s time to reboot! http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151014555/Its-time-to-reboot It's that time of year to reassess our busy lives and think about what we want to accomplish during the New Year. With that in mind, here are some ideas and exercises for you to “reboot.” Mon, 29 Dec 2014 04:45:09 EST Christmas cards http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151004540/Christmas-cards Christmas cards, “Bah Humbug,” some say… They cost too much, no one really reads them anyway… It's too expensive and takes too much time to send them.” Sun, 28 Dec 2014 06:27:05 EST A first year thank-you http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150986357/A-first-year-thank-you The first year of Preacher's Point is coming to a close and I want to say, “thank you!” to everyone who reads the column and the newspapers that print it. This column could not be possible without the Good Lord Almighty, those that... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 04:22:07 EST Jesus recognizes true worth http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150993673/Jesus-recognizes-true-worth Once, at a horse auction in New Mexico … one rancher bragged to his buddies that he had gotten the full asking price of $2,500 for his two-year-old filly - - selling her to some inexperienced kid before the auction even started. However, the... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 02:52:06 EST Remember this? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/151005541/Remember-this Hey, do you remember the Ice Bucket Challenge?We do. It was one of those phenomena that swept our area and the rest of the nation in 2014. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:34:07 EST The season of hope http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150987597/The-season-of-hope The influenza bug has infected many of us and I'm told it takes between one to three weeks to get over the stuffy head and ear symptoms and of course it takes even longer to regain one's full strength. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:54:06 EST Concerns on cost of trash collection http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/151005162/Concerns-on-cost-of-trash-collection Editor: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 04:09:07 EST Public Records training now online http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/150973468/Public-Records-training-now-online Ohio's Sunshine Laws enable citizens to know how their government works. They also help keep government at all levels transparent and accountable. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:59:10 EST End of the year wrapup http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/151007263/End-of-the-year-wrapup December is finally here. Families have gathered together for the holidays, schools have taken a much needed break and decorations are everywhere to celebrate this most wonderful season. Since this is the last month of the calendar year, it is always... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:26:03 EST A very Merry Christmas for Ohioans http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/150996634/A-very-Merry-Christmas-for-Ohioans Once again, the Christmas season is upon us. This year, many households in Ohio are poised to have a better Christmas than in years past. We have worked hard over this past year to put people back to work and in positions to provide for their... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 04:47:06 EST Christmas activities abound http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150966820/Christmas-activities-abound Judging from the amount of glitter I have not only found in my room, but on my person, it must be December and it must be getting close to Christmas. In fact, when I was leaving my room to go home one day this week, I noticed that there was a distinct... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:07:08 EST The cattle were lowing http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150972815/The-cattle-were-lowing The cattle were lowing.low [loh]verb (used without object)1. to utter the deep, low sound characteristic of cattle; moo. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:34:06 EST Yule productions memorable http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150962848/Yule-productions-memorable Joe was thrilled. He was to make his stage debut in the annual “Christmas corral” as he called it. He practiced his songs every day, and he couldn't wait for P.T.A. night when the show would go on. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:26:12 EST Persuasive writing http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150972708/Persuasive-writing It was late, around 11:30 p.m. or so, and the house was quiet. I was catching up on some email correspondence and enjoying the silence and the ambient glow emitted from our Christmas tree lights. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:30:04 EST All I want for Christmas http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150945979/All-I-want-for-Christmas “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” is a novelty Christmas song written in 1944 by Donald Yetter Gardner while teaching music at public schools in Smithtown, New York. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:15:07 EST Promises remembered … http://dailyadvocate.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150930485/Promises-remembered “And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:47:08 EST What type of holiday is Christmas? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150938405/What-type-of-holiday-is-Christmas A few may think my next line a bit strange, but please bear with me. Christmas has morphed from a religious celebration to a family holiday. Now with that said, here comes the disclaimer. I love Christmas, I love family. I can't remember every... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:06:06 EST Lucado writings enjoyed http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150938349/Lucado-writings-enjoyed I love the season of Christmas! Every year at Christmas I enjoy re-reading a book by my favorite author, Max Lucado. The book is titled 'Cosmic Christmas.' The writings of Max draw me so much closer to the heart of God and into the warm... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:04:04 EST Reflecting on 2014, its happenings http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150944739/Reflecting-on-2014-its-happenings As the new year approaches, one tends to reflect on 2014 and in the hope that the new year will be even brighter.Everyone has had his/her ups and downs this year, I'm sure and... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:17:13 EST As a snowflake flies http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150930513/As-a-snowflake-flies As a Snow Flake FliesThere are so many wonders this time of year. The twinkling lights, cheerful music, and joyful hearts. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:51:03 EST