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Bible Digest

“In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.” (Proverbs 14:26-27 AKJV) Fear the Lord. This attitude has great blessings.

Politicians don’t seem to laugh at themselves as much anymore

By FRANK T. MCANDREW As the 2020 presidential campaign gets underway, one of the key factors that shapes our perceptions is how the candidates use — or do not use — humor. One kind of humor that is in shorter supply among politicians than it once was is self-deprecating humor. ...

Dear Annie: Flaky freshman friends

Dear Annie: I’m about to be a sophomore in college, and I am on summer break. I have not really talked to any of my friends from college since we have all been busy with internships and traveling. It makes me nervous that we will lose the connections we made throughout the school year. I have ...

Is it appropriate to give your physician a personal gift?

DEAR DR. ROACH: We are very fond of our family doctor. I was in to see him the other day, and it came up in conversation that he was going to be getting married this summer. We would like to acknowledge this event in his life with either a lovely card or a small gift. I know the old-school way ...

Today in history

By Associated Press On August 28, 1955, Emmett Till, a black teen-ager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle's home in Money, Mississippi, by two white men after he had supposedly whistled at a white woman; he was found brutally slain three days later. On this date: In 1916, Italy ...

Rated ‘T’ for Teens: Brighten the world with kindness

Common courtesy is a thing everyone should have, but unfortunately, not everyone does. It’s really not hard to learn, but I guess since school is coming back into session, I’d just say a few things on how to be courteous. The 5-minute rule is nothing like the five-second rule. We ...

Immigration restriction is not hate

President Donald Trump's immigration agenda has always been considered exclusionary and prejudiced by progressives; now they consider it tainted by mass murder. The El Paso massacre, carried out by a white nationalist waging a lunatic war against Hispanic immigration, is being used as a ...

The new grail: Medicine in the time of climate change

By SAM STEA I have been practicing medicine as a nephrologist for 25 years. I’ve spent most of that time in living and working in Central Pennsylvania. I love it here-the people, the landscapes, the towns. Retirement is on my 10-year horizon, and I’m looking squarely ahead at ...

Too many think satirical news is real

By R. Kelly Garrett In July, the website Snopes published a piece fact-checking a story posted on The Babylon Bee, a popular satirical news site with a conservative bent. Conservative columnist David French criticized Snopes for debunking what was, in his view, “obvious satire. ...

Not-so-sunny marriage

Dear Annie: I’m a 30-year-old male in my first year of marriage to a charming, beautiful woman, “Sonny.” I am madly in love with this woman, and she says the same to me. This is a second marriage for both of us. Unfortunately, I’m finding out that she has lied to me about a number ...

Giant cell arteritis is associated with polymyalgia rheumatica

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Your recent column featured polymyalgia rheumatica and prednisone. Would you please elaborate on how polymyalgia rheumatica can be linked to giant cell arteritis, and the consequences of not having a proper diagnosis in this regard? I had polymyalgia ...

Bible Digest

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 AKJV) Jesus loves you too. Put your faith in Him. He is the only One who can give you eternal life.

Letters to our boys

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

Why building community can help stressed college students

By SHAWNA SHAPIRO It is a growing problem on campuses across America. Students entering college are reporting levels of anxiety, depression and social isolation higher than previous generations. The phrase “mental health crisis” has become commonplace within higher education ...

Dear Annie: Friendships are family

Dear Annie: I’m often frustrated when people say that family always comes first. By “family,” they mean the people you’re related to by blood. My mother was a toxic presence in my life from age 11 to 22. I recently took a big step by asking her not to contact me anymore, instead letting ...

We all benefit from vaccinated communities

BY KEITH ROACH M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your column on vaccinations and was bothered about one issue that has not been addressed. Who are “anti-vaxxers” — those who oppose scheduled vaccinations — putting at risk by not having their kids vaccinated? Primarily others of like minds, ...

Broadband expansion: We cannot afford to wait

Imagine the following scenarios: 5 A sixth grader, who is trying to finish an online project, can only complete this assignment while sitting in her parent’s car in the parking lot of her school. 5 A physician, whose patient lives more than an hour away, wants to utilize remote patient ...

Hogging the piggy bank

Dear Annie: I have a 40-year-old son who seems to think I am his personal piggy bank. He did a short time in prison. We have supported him through that and all of the other bad times he has experienced in his life. However, he only contacts us when he needs money. After years of helping ...

Today in history

By the Assocated Press On August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting fire to the Capitol (which was still under construction) and the White House, as well as other public buildings. On this date: In A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius ...

Barring troublemakers from our shores

In an article published July 28, 1985, The New York Times railed about the United States’ denial of visas over the politics of foreigners. Pablo Neruda, a well-known Latin-American poet, was barred from the United States in the mid-1960’s because he was a member of the Chilean Communist ...