Letters (March 11, 2009)

Be sure to read one more important book


This is an open letter to Kevin Hower, writer of the Staff Soapbox column in the March 4 issue.

I appreciated the honesty and candor with which you wrote about how you have turned your back on social conservatism and, more importantly, on Christianity. What we do with the claims of Christ is the most important decision we will ever make, so I am glad you are deciding with your eyes and mind engaged.

There is one book that was conspicuously absent from your box of unwanted books. This particular book, namely the Bible, is foundational to Christianity, so I was surprised you had not discarded it, given your new direction in life.

Its absence from your box made me wonder if you have ever seriously read it. Would you consider reading it before you give your final answer to life?s most important question? Your grandparents insisted on its importance. Should you not at least read the book that shaped their lives?

You are so right when you say that you are not alone in your unbelief. Matthew 7:13 says, ?Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.?

Darryl Busenitz



Thanks to those who donated their blood


Thank-you to everyone who participated in the American Red Cross blood drive March 2. Sixty-four people came in to share their live-giving blood. We can feel proud we did our civic duty and helped to ensure lifesaving blood is available for hospital patients in our area.

We hope you will all look forward to saving more lives at our next drive on June 29. If you would like to help, please call one of us.

Hillsboro co-chairpersons

Gladys Funk, 947-3517

Shirley Kasper, 947-5719

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