By the Numbers

By Richard Watkins There has been a total of 125 mass shootings in the U.S. from January 1 through May 7, 2019 resulting in 561 people either being killed or injured. That is 23 more shot than the number of times the word “love” is mentioned in the Bible; Old and New...

Lent isn’t for giving up; it’s for giving in

By Richard Watkins Ash Wednesday, which fell on March 6 this year, marked the beginning of the Lenten season. And as it was approaching, I was reminded of when I was a kid how each year I had to make the hard decision to give up something…gum. Actually, it wasn’t hard...

Spread the Good News, Just Don’t Push It

By Richard Watkins I don’t like fish. Rather, I don’t like eating fish. As a child I had a bad experience with a filet of something with bones and to this day, the mere thought of eating fish gives me the dry heaves. So…I don’t like fish. My wife likes fish. She likes...

Time for A Thanksgiving Overhaul

By Richard Watkins For me, Thanksgiving as a kid meant a few different things. It meant, most importantly, playing street football with my cousins. Secondly, it meant sitting at a separate table from the adults for dinner, usually off in a side room, and feeling as...

Word Up

By Richard Watkins On May 24th, the NFL (National Football League for those not following along) instituted a policy whereby players who do not stand for singing, playing or performing of the National Anthem will be fined. I guess the thought process here is that if...