Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have received much criticism lately with the historic Megxit. Why would this couple leave the royal family and all the privileges behind? What is so difficult about a lavish lifestyle that most people dream about?

Those who are not familiar with having a personal relationship with God, do not understand the fundamentals of prayer. Praying has more to do with listening to God and knowing Him than pleading with Him to fix what is broken. He already knows everything about the situation and is more concer…

James Wilson White, formerly of Mount Gay, Eagle Scout, World War II Navy veteran and graduate of the Logan High School Class of 1944, celebrated his 94th birthday on Christmas Day 2019. 2019 was the 75th anniversary of his graduation from high school.

When browsing in a bookstore, I’m sure certain titles grab your attention and you read the back cover because you want to know more about what the book is about.

It’s still Christmas on Happy Lane! (That’s the name of the street where we live.) The tree is still brightly lit. The stockings (including the UK one) are still hung with care. The nativities are still on display with old Bibles all around. I just don’t want it to be over!

Several weeks ago, I wrote about my friend Beverly (not her real name), whom I had met at a Bible study at the jail last January. (I loved her right away!) She gave her heart to Jesus a few weeks later and was baptized in March. It was the first time she had been clean in a long time.

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I have a dear friend that is going through some serious health issues, and everyone who knows him are sending up a lot of prayers. He has a couple of text threads which include his family and friends, and he sends out morning updates to let us know what’s happening and how he is doing.

Jan. 1 is one of my favorite days of the year. Like a kid on Christmas Eve, I am giddy with expectation: a new year, a clean slate. New adventures and experiences lie in wait as we step into a new decade!

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

LOGAN — On Wednesday, Dec. 11, Kathy Manley attended a book signing at Nu Era Bakery for her latest release, “Don’t Tell ‘em You’re Cold: A Memoir of Poverty and Resilience.”

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

HUNTINGTON — This coming new year will be a big one for the Fly In Festival, which happens every August at Robert Newlon Airpark, located 5 miles from downtown Huntington.

In 1981, we had only been married a year. Money was really tight. We were living on love (and chicken pot pies). One day, just before Christmas, my new beloved brought in a big present that was just for me. He put it under the tree right away with instructions not to touch it.

LOGAN — Southern Coalition for the Arts will begin their six-week classes on arts and crafts, stage makeup and dance for musical theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

You may be excited about Christmas, and that’s wonderful! But Christmas is not the most wonderful time of the year for everybody. For some it is a heart-breaking time where they feel alone, forgotten or just uncared for.

Editor’s note: Kathy Manley was born in a small house on Paint Creek. Later, her family moved to Logan County, where she grew up impoverished with a disabled father and a mother who struggled day to day. Her book, “Don’t Tell’em You’re Cold: A Memoir of Poverty and Resilience,” published by …

The following are letters to Santa written by students in the Pre-K class at Man Elementary. Mrs. Adkins, teacher; Mrs. Cobb, teacher assistant; Mr. Coburn, principal.

Letters to Santa from the Headstart classroom of Mrs. Angie and Mrs. Annette at Omar Elementary School.

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The grand arrival of God’s son came in a most unexpected fashion. Scholars must have been looking for a royal entourage. The Messiah must be a broad shouldered man with a kingly countenance and riding upon a stallion.

“Absolutely not,” I declared with big eyes and eyebrows raised. That was the answer to my husband’s request for a University of Kentucky stocking a few years ago.

There was a time when like many others, I did not have a clue about the extensive training and dedication of our first responders. Today as a certified fire chaplain, I now know that battling structure fires is only one of many complex and dangerous situations they encounter.

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The following are letters to Santa written by students in the Universal Pre-K class at South Man Elementary School. Teacher: Mrs. Katharine Ellis. Assistant: Mrs. Amy Toler. More letters to Santa will run next week.

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A young lady in her 20s sat down beside me at church Sunday morning just before the service started. I always sit on the front pew (it helps me pay attention). She sat with me because seats were scarce. Her husband sat behind us.

My daughter’s been getting grief at work for decorating early. She put up a tiny Christmas tree and hung some garland a couple of weeks ago … before Thanksgiving — an abomination to some of her coworkers. When criticized for her pre-decoration, she told them, “My Momma always says, ‘It’s Tha…

I was thinking this week (while in the midst of complaining about the frustrations of life), that being thankful is more of a state of mind than a celebration. I’m sure you will agree it’s truly a blessing to wake up each morning and not be in agony.

This year marks the 30-year anniversary for a local entertainer. DJ Bill France has played to thousands of residents all across the Mountain State for the past three decades.

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The Pre-K students of Mrs. Ellis and Mrs. Amy’s Pre-K classroom at South Man Elementary celebrated Thanksgiving last week by making Native American headbands along with Pilgrim hats. The students also enjoyed listening to several Thanksgiving stories.

I realize it’s awkward to worship someone we cannot see, but that is the point of living by faith. The Christian life is all about having a passionate desire to be with Jesus in the secret place of our hearts, and as we draw nearer to Him, He will open the eyes of our spirits so that we can …