Opinion Archive

Thoughts about creating and keeping a happy marriage

Life is about relationships. From infancy through our formative years our relationships fell into two basic categories, parent-to-child and child-to-child.

Lessons from the Great Depression

My parents were children during the “Great Depression” and they often told stories of how their families endured the hardships of that era.

Encouragement for the family of God

“Hi all from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Greetings in the name of Jesus who saves us all, including the many believers in this beautiful country.

Proposed Batavia senior housing facility needs name

Last week the Clermont Sun ran a small story announcing plans by Clermont Senior Services to develop a senior housing facility on College Drive in the Village of Batavia.

Dance, walk, and golf to support services for seniors

Clermont Senior Services has three events scheduled this spring to help raise much needed funds to support services during these difficult economic times. The first event will be our Fourth Annual 50s & 60s dance to be held on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 72 on Old State Route 74 in Eastgate.

Let’s hear some good news

I had the good fortune to be in attendance at the Salute to Leaders last week as Clermont 20/20 hosted a banquet to honor volunteers throughout the county.

More older adults are seeking food assistance

Participation by older adults in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) increased by 16 percent over the past year. Participation in the meals-on-wheels program offered by Clermont Senior Services has also continued to grow, with a 19 percent increase in the number of meals served annually over the past five year.

Opportunities are knocking, so answer already

The word opportunity has been popping up everywhere I turn and it wasn’t until last week that I had a revelation about opportunities that each one of us can take advantage of.

Seek wisdom if you want to enjoy happy relationships

If I could have one wish in life it would be for wisdom. A lot of money would be nice, but it won’t buy happiness. If you were to wake up tomorrow and discover you were the only person on earth, you wouldn’t spend the rest of your life gathering all the possessions you’ve always dreamed of; you would begin searching for another person with whom you could share life.

Laughter is good medicine

We need to laugh more. That can be a challenge today because there is so little to laugh about and so we have to create some good times and merriment.

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