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 …

Farewell to an iconic pastor

“Billy Graham is more alive than he’s ever been,” my daughter Amanda texted early on February 21st. And I knew: Billy would celebrate his 100th birthday in heaven. In the evangelical world, Billy had no equal. Over his more than six decades of worldwide evangelistic “crusades” as they were called, not even …

Farewell to a hero

Nine days before Christmas, the Preacher and I sat in a hushed sanctuary paying respects to one of our heroes. We had met Isabel Barnsley nine years earlier, shortly after both she and the Preacher contracted West Nile Neurological Disease. She was 79, and not expected to live at first. …