Social Security Info
Last September the Social Security Administration announced the resumption of mailed Social Security Statements. The first ones went to people of specified ages having a December birthday.
Most people will not receive a mailed Statement every year. You will receive yours when reaching ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 if not receiving Social Security benefits and if not registered for a ...
January 22, 2015 - 8:42am
Sense and Centsibility
Here we are, well into January now. Have you already fallen off the wagon with your resolve to stop eating so much or get more exercise? Dont give up for the year! Even if those resolutions didnt stick, theres no law that says you have to wait until January 1, 2016 to try another one. A
s our regular readers know, our bloggers are financial counselors by day. We are in the trenches with debt a...
January 13, 2015 - 8:35am
She didn't want to be weighed in front of her entire gym class, so 13-year-old Ireland Hobart Hoch said no. But instead of respect for her decision, what she got was a visit to the principal's office.
Her response to all the tsk-tsking, as reported in the Des Moines (Iowa) Register: "I really wasn't comfortable with anybody but my mom and doctor knowing my weight. For another person to know - ...
December 10, 2014 - 9:50am
Mitchell Congregational UCC
We thank Clarence, Kevin and Terry for their wonderful musical talent in performing the various concerts.
Thank you to Clarence for sharing his many musical talents of instruments during the "Christmas in July" concert - with the money going to the local snack pack program. Thank you to Pastor Sue for sharing her wonderful voice and Joan sharing in the readings.
Thank you to Terry and Kevin f...
October 05, 2014 - 8:26pm
Thoughts on Faith
in the Blue Ridge Mountains, eating corn fritters
and okra, passing the black-eyed peas. He loves
redbirds and kudzu, all that green tenaciousness.
He's not so much of a fan of men in white sheets,
gun racks, the Stars and Bars, but he's Jesus, so
he loves them anyway. The gospel of football
eludes him, but he sure likes to tailgate. He tells
me that all the commandments are really
August 16, 2014 - 2:11pm
Time at the Table
The holidays have become an endless marketing ploy to increase sales: GreyThursday, BlackFriday, Small BusinessSaturday, CyberMondayand now Giving Tuesday. While we all have our own ideas on what works or does not work for us, today is the day to give back and what a better way than with a gift option as well.
Our GivingTuesdayoption is a seasonal cookbook that also includes an ...
December 03, 2013 - 1:50pm
While this blog was originally intended to reassure my family and friends that I was indeed surviving the arctic tundra of Fargo, what it turned in to was a way for me to truly experience and enjoy the place I hadmoved to. In the beginning, I simply wrote about what I noticed around me. The food, the weather, the language and accents, etc. Eventually however, this blog inspi...
July 11, 2013 - 10:56am
Something incredible happened to a Muslim in Mecca, and he wanted to tell everyone about it. But when this man started talking about how he had seen Jesus Christ, he was thrown in jail, and then into a pool of rats. And thats when his story became even more amazing.
This story comes from Reuben David, a former journalism professor who has three masters degrees and now teaches and speaks in Ind...
November 14, 2012 - 2:46pm