SPIRITUAL MATTERS: What is a Christian?

A few years ago I spoke at a campus Bible study at Oakland University on the topic of “What does it mean to be a Christian?” Since the audience consisted of college students from a hodge-podge of denominations, I wanted to help them think clearly about this important question. I began my talk by asking […]

Newcomers too repetitive, reader says

Dear Editor, I cannot believe the letters in the voice of the people. They sound like they are in grade school, picking on people for what they think is said and dwelling on it. They need to get jobs or do something to keep themselves busy. They just say the same thing over and over. […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: If we get what we want, what then?

In the late 1940’s, George Orwell wrote a book called 1984. Orwell was very concerned about the rise of totalitarianism based on his observations of the rise of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Although Hitler’s empire had been smashed at the time of his book, Orwell built his premise on practices used by the Soviet […]

HEALTH: 7 tips to optimize health, wellness

By Frank J. Granett R.ph. The National Health Council and The Institute of Medicine published a study ranking 17 industrialized countries including European block countries, Australia, Japan, Canada and the United States. The health rank in the US was dead last. Americans die from cancer, heart disease, diabetes and drug overdosing more than the other […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for memories Dear Editor, Thanks to Don Rush for the humor and memories of our youth (Don’t Rush Me column, “Remind Me Again, Why Did I like Playing Football,” Aug. 24, 2016). Have a great year and yes, those were some very good years. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Turn to God instead of fear

My friend likes to tell the story of when his wife came home from a shopping trip with a beautiful new dress. When he saw the price tag he was aghast. As a minister he had a very meager income and the dress was way too expensive. He asked her to explain how she could […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Be still and know he is God

We are living in unsettling times. We are told our economy is doing well, and many indicators point to a strong economy. Yet, most people recognize that although the economy is doing well, the benefits are not evenly distributed as they had been in the past. Many in the middle class of America are struggling […]

Health benefits of collagen

Collagen is the most important and plentiful protein in the human body. Muscle, bone, skin and tendon functionality can not occur without optimal levels of collagen in the body. Unfortunately, collagen levels decrease with age and may be a contributing factor in the onset of chronic disease. Collagen promotes skin strength and elasticity, and is […]

Letters to the Editor

City officials off to the wrong foot Dear Editor, No remorse. No contriteness. No embarrassment. No apology. Clarkston City officials have not publicly acknowledged why almost $60,000 was previously spent without formal city council review and approval. Nor have city officials publicly committed to follow the City Charter, Ordinance regulations and Michigan public law in […]

Letters to the Editor

Reader asks of right to bear nukes Dear Editor, The many campaign ads, commercials and debate comments by political candidates advocating fervent concern for loss of gun rights initially seemed misplaced, unsophisticated, and even stupid from my perspective. After all, where is the political and government leadership’s concern for real issues like jobs, education, crumbling […]

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