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Opinion

The calm beneath the storm

“Mom,” I said as soon as she answered the phone, “Would you mind cooking white beans with my leftover ham?” (Yes, I could have cooked. ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Ceramic turkeys call back seasonal memories

I thought I had picked up all the Fall – every plastic pumpkin, each colorful candy corn, and all the fake fall foliage. But not ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

We can learn from the grateful leper

It was a terrible condition. The disease which isolated its victims didn’t travel alone, for the mention of the word brought fear, dread and despair. ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Christmas pajamas in November

Okay. I admit it. I broke my own rule. In my home, the Christmas season usually begins the night of Thanksgiving when I distribute pajamas ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Making something beautiful out of a mess

Ivory soap wasn’t designed to float. Chocolate chip cookies were accidentally developed. A tension spring designed to monitor horsepower on naval battleships fell, and the ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:09 am

opinon

One day we’ll meet again

Last week, my family paused to reflect on the life and death of my sister Kay. She’s been gone two years and as my daughter ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:23 am

Health

Breast Cancer Awareness: JoAnn Morris Alexander’s story

Although it’s been 27 years, JoAnn Morris Alexander remembers the day she discovered a dimpled knot on her breast. “It was purple and red and looked ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:09 am

Columnists

Michel: Parents are a treasure, even during election season

I wanted to vote early this year; however, every time I passed the parish building, the long line of voters outside discouraged me. I decided ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:04 am

Celebrations

New Pastor named at First Baptist Church in LaPlace

LAPLACE — On October 1, following a yearlong search, Shane Newton was named Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in LaPlace. He, his wife Anna, and their ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:10 am

Faith & Values

Smoothing out the rough edges

There are a few things in the Bible that cause me to wonder.  For instance, who’s the guy who streaked in the garden? (Mark 14:51-52) ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:01 am

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