Farewell to a good man

Neil Thom, former Publisher and General Manager of Yorkton This Week, died two days before Christmas of 2018. I’d expected the news, but it shocked me anyway. I knew Neil had cancer. At his funeral I learned that he’d dueled with the beast for over three years, endured surgery after …

Are you hurting? God is near

Today some of my readers didn’t have the luxury of waking at home, surrounded by the familiar, the comfortable, the beloved. Unwanted circumstances have transferred them elsewhere, and life’s ground feels, if not shaky, at least spongy. I understand. I love waking at home. Mostly. Today, the sun’s piercing rays …

Because Jesus lives…

The Preacher brought the latest Joey and Rory DVD home the other day. Their final concert. October, 2015. The windows of the concert hall barn glow. Music seeps out, the kind you’d expect to hear on a quiet Tennessee country evening. Strung up between guitar and banjo, carried on voices …