“My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh “My writing looks like it’s 10 steps behind my mind, and racing to always catch up.” – Jarod Kintz ––––– As a third-grader at Lizzie Horn Elementary School in my hometown of Grenada, […]

Today marks the 17th anniversary of this weekly column. A frequent question I am asked is, “How did all of this column writing and book publishing start?” As with many things in my life, I fell into it in a backwards and unintended way. I got lucky here and there, was helped by many people, […]

“Christ in the House of Martha and Mary,” a 1655 painting by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, depicts Jesus ministering to Mary. While masculine overtones tend to dominate readings of Scripture, the women of the gospel are just as important on the savior’s stage as the disciples are. Delving into these passages, pastors say, offers insight into the all-encompassing nature of God.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal While masculine overtones are fairly pronounced in Scripture, themes of femininity may be more subtle, but no less powerful. Given the patriarchal society of Biblical times, the degree to which women are merely present in Scripture is noteworthy and indicative of the all-encompassing nature of God, according to Sister Pat […]

Gentle reader, please do not toss the paper you are now reading down in revulsion when you read the following sentence, and remember, confession is good for the soul. It pains me to recall it, but a few months ago, I tried stripping. I’m not proud of it, so please don’t judge me. You haven’t […]

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Logan Rutledge bought the old Parks Dental Clinic on North Central Avenue in downtown New Albany in 2015 and is turning it into an energy efficient single-family home.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – According to Logan Rutledge, the days of McMansions are gone. “The trend is to live with less, though it’s not really a trend,” said Rutledge, 31. “I don’t think it’s going anywhere.” With that in mind, Rutledge purchased a 1,000-square-foot mid-century modern-style dental clinic and is turning […]

If your 6-year-old seat cushions are victims of saggy-sofa syndrome, make them look brand new with a box of Poly-Fil and a bag of Poly-Fil Quilt Batting for less than $30. Have a conspicuous, unsightly router? Hide it inside a large book. Cut the book’s pages, leaving about an inch at the top and bottom […]

With extremely warm weather in the fall and so far this winter, many of our flowering landscape plants are really confused. I’ve seen fantastic spring displays of color in December and January. This weather pattern creates a few problems, none of which we can solve as gardeners. We can’t control the weather, like the cold […]

Seeing the yellow blooms on the cascading branches of forsythia is a sure sign spring has arrived. These eye-catching shrubs add exciting color to any yard after a long winter. Temperatures in the 60s are needed for the flowers to show off their color for about two to three weeks. The border forsythia is a […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – In 2015, Tupelo Community Theatre struck chords with their production of “Lone Star,” a play that garnered awards for the local organization, propelling them to the regional and national level of competition. So far, 2016 seems to be following the same pattern with their latest offering, “PVT. […]