Living on PurposeWe are grateful to be involved in several areas of ministry and one of the directions the Lord is currently anointing and blessing is the weekly newspaper faith column. “LIVING ON PURPOSE” has been somewhat of a surprise and has already exceeded my expectations. After being singer/songwriter since 1982 and writing a weekly blog for the past 13 years, I branched out in January 2016 with talking with my local newspaper editor and the rest is history. As of December 2020, I’m sending the column out to over 200 newspapers all around the country. The potential readership is approximately 2.5 million, but it’s difficult to tell just how many publications take the column from Press Associations that offer content to hundreds of newspapers. I see the column all the time being published in papers I’ve never heard of. This is also not including internet news source apps that are picking up the column from these publications and using it. “NewsBreak” for example has 20 million views per month. It’s exciting to imagine how many hearts God can touch through this amazing opportunity and I’m humbled and grateful to have the chance to serve. I’m sure that some of you are assuming this is a financially lucrative business but nothing could be further from the truth. I’m thankful to have a few publications who help with expenses, but many smaller newspapers have very lean budgets and just cannot afford to pay a freelancer. I trust the Lord just like you when it comes to God provision. We know the Almighty owns everything and is in total control! We are simply asking God to open the windows of anointing and favor so we can accomplish more for His kingdom and His glory. I pray and decree that many will receive the good news of God’s truth and that many seeds will be planted that will draw many to the Lord. Thank you for your prayers of agreement and positive confessions concerning this effective ministry.

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I appreciate those of you who read the column in your own location but if I am not included in your local paper or if you do not subscribe, you are more than welcome to read them on this site every week. I am focused on presenting inspirational stories and Biblical insights that can build faith and encouragement and my desire is for everyone, everywhere to enjoy them. (I have just finished a current LIST of all the papers where I contribute and you can see it by clicking on the newspaper tab on the top menu). God works in mysterious ways and there is definitely a responsibility here to speak what HE wants to say instead of my own ideas. I feel that He is leading me to present a positive message of hope and peace and I know the Holy Spirit can use these messages to reach people in a special way that only He can. The Bible talks about plowing, planting, watering, and harvesting, and I am humbled to be used as a part of this spiritual process.

Current Newspaper list for “LIVING ON PURPOSE”


The South Alabamian” – (Jackson, AL), “Gadsen Times” – (Gadsen, AL)


East Valley Tribune” – (Mesa, AZ), “Ahwatukee Foothill News” – (Tempe, AZ), “San Tan Sun News” – (Chandler, AZ)


The Courier News” – (Russellville, AR), “Spring River Chronicle” – (Hardy, AR)


Hanford Sentinel” – (Selma, CA)


Craig Daily Press” – (Craig, CO)


The Hernando Sun” – (Brooksville, FL)


Thomasville Times-Enterprise” – (Thomasville, GA), “Cordele Dispatch” – (Cordele, GA)


Pike County Express” – (Pittsfield, IL), “Metropolis Planet” – (Metropolis, IL) – “Southern Illinois News”“The Marshall Times Advocate” 

INDIANA – (13)

Starke County Leader” – (Knox, IN), “Kankakee Valley Post News” – (Kankakee, IN) – “Greene County Daily World” – (Linton, IN), “Hartford City News-Times” – (Hartford City, IN), “The News-Gazette” – (Randolph County, IN), “Rising Sun Recorder” – (Rising Sun, IN), “The Ohio County News” – (Rising Sun, IN), “The Aurora Journal Press” – (Lawrenceburg, IN), “The Huntington Press”The Jasper News Journal”“The Oakhill Times”“The Paxton Courier”“Twin City Journal Reporter”

IOWA – (1)

Glenwood Opinion Tribune” – (Glenwood, IA)


The Harrodsburg Herald” (Mercer County, Harrodsburg), “The Banner” – (Laurel, Rockcastle, Lincoln, Boyle, Madison, Pulaski, Garrard, McCreary, Casey, Jackson, Knox, Whitley and Clay Counties, KY), “Livingston Ledger” – (Rockcastle County, Smithland, KY), “Advance Yeoman” – (La Center, KY), “Carlisle County News” – (Carlisle County, KY), “West Ky. News” – “The Mayfield Graves Guardian” – “Carlisle Weekly” – “Butler County Banner – Republican” – (Morgantown, KY), “Edmonson News”– (Brownsville KY), “Flemingsburg Gazette” – (Fleming County, KY.), “The Carlisle Mercury” – (Carlisle, KY), “The Bath County News Outlook” – (Owingsville, KY), “Menifee County News Outlook” – (Menifee County, KY), “Robertson County News” – (Robertson County, KY), “Big Sandy News” – (Louisa and Paintsville, KY), “Glasgow Daily News” – (Glasgow, KY), “The Beattyville Enterprise” – (Lee County, KY), “Lyon County Herald Ledger” – (Lyon County, Eddyville, KY), “The Cadiz Record” – (Trigg County, KY), “The Paducah Sun” – (Paducah, KY), “Hickman County Times” – (Clinton, KY), “The Advocate Messenger” – (Mercer, Boyle County KY), “The Journal Enterprise” – (Providence, KY), “The Kentucky Standard” – (Bardstown, KY) – (9,100), “The Messenger” – (Madisonville, KY), “Troublesome Creek Times” – (Hindman/Knott County, KY), “Clay City Times” – (Clay City, KY), “The Middlesboro Daily News” – (Middlesboro, KY), “The Harlan Daily Enterprise” – (Harlan, KY), “The Falmouth Outlook” – (Pendleton, KY), “Kentucky New Era” – (Hopkinsville, KY), “Mayfield Messenger” – (Mayfield, KY), “Casey County News” – (Liberty, KY), “Citizen Voice and Times” – (Irvine, KY), “The Breathitt Advocate” – (Jackson, KY), “The Jessamine Journal” – (Nicholasville, Wilmore, KY), “Bowling Green Daily News” – (Bowling Green, KY.), “Union County Advocate” – (Morganfield, KY), “The Spencer Magnet” – (Taylorsville, KY), “Hickman County Gazette” – (Clinton, KY), “Floyd County Times” – (Prestonsburg, KY), “Hazard Herald” – (Hazard, KY.), “Grant County News and Express” – (Dry Ridge, KY), “Frankfort State Journal” (Frankfort, KY), “The Hickman Courier” – (Hickman, KY), “Jackson County Sun” – (McKee, KY), “The Winchester Sun” – (Winchester, KY), “The Pike County News Watchman” – (Pike County, KY),


Bossier Press-Tribune” – (Bossier City, LA), “Beauregard Daily News” – (Deridder, LA), “Leesville Daily Leader” – (Vernon Parish, LA)

MAINE – (1)

Biddeford Journal tribune” – (Biddeford, Portland, Auburn, MN)


Hillsdale Daily News” – (Hillsdale, MI)


The Waconia Patriot” – (Waconia, MN), “The Laker and Pioneer” – (Mound, MN), “Carver County News” – (Watertown, MN)


Natchez Democrat” – (Natchez, MS)


Maryville Daily Forum” – (Maryville, MO), “Delta News Citizen” – (Malden, MO)


Laurel Outlook” – (Laurel, Yellowstone County MT)


Omaha Star” – (N. Omaha, NE)


The Aztec Talon” – (San Juan, Aztec, NM)

NEW YORK – (1)

The Express Paper” – (Mechanicville – Saratoga County, NY)


The Caswell Messenger” – (Yanceyville, NC), “The Archdale Trinity News” – (Archdale, NC), “Clay County Progress” – (Clay County NC, Towns County GA)

OHIO – (2)

Van Wert Times Bulletin” – (Van Wert, OH), “The Pike County News Watchman” – (Waverly, Ohio)


Guymon Daily Herald” – (Guymon, OK), “The Duncan Banner” – (Duncan, OK)

OREGON – (1)

The LaGrande Observer” – (Union and Wallowa Counties, OR)


Meadville Tribune” – (Meadeville, PA)


The Twin City News” – (Lexington, SC), “The Tri-County Tribune” – (Aiken, SC), “News and Press – (Darlington, SC), “Pageland Progressive Journal News” – (Chesterfield, County SC), “The Kingstree News” – (Kingstree, SC), “The Chronicle-Independent” – (Camden, SC), “The South-strand News” – (Georgetown SC), “The Georgetown Times” – (Georgetown, SC), “Moultrie News” – (Charleston SC), “The Times and Democrat” – (Orangeburg, SC), “Pickens County Courier” – (Pickens SC), 


Central Dakota Times” – (Chamberlain, SD), “The Gregory Times-Advocate” – (Gregory, SD)


The Jackson Sun” – (Jackson, TN), “Tennessee Tribune” – (Nashville, TN.), “The Portland Leader” – (Portland, TN), “Crockett County Times” – (Alamo, TN) – (4200) – “Lake County Banner” – (Tiptonville, TN), “Weakley County Press” – (Martin, TN), “The Kingsport Times – News” – (Kingsport, TN) – (On-line version – 500-600 weekly page turns), “Bartlett Express” – (Bartlett, TN), “The Trenton Herald Gazette” (Trenton, TN), “Mountain City Tomahawk” – (Mountain City, TN), “Waverly News Democrat” (Waverly, TN), “The Claiborne progress” – (Tazewell, TN), “Chattanooga Times Free-Press” (Chattanooga, TN), “The Northwest Tennessee Volunteer” 

TEXAS – (23)

The Terrell Tribune” – (Terrell, TX), “The Kaufman Herald” (Kaufman, TX), “Lockhart Post Register” – (Lockhart, TX), “Floyd County Hesperian Beacon” – (Floydada, TX), “The Howe Enterprise” – (Howe, TX) – “Bolivar Herald Free Press” – (Bolivar, TX), “Athens Daily Review” – (Athens, TX), “High Plains Observer” – (Spearman, Perryton, TX), “Corsicana Daily Sun” – (Corsicana, TX), “The Palestine Herald” (Palestine, TX), “The Caprock Courier” – “The Briscoe County News” – (Briscoe County, TX) – “The Motley County Tribune” – (Motley County, TX) – “The Cottle-King Times” – “The Valley Crier” – (Turkey, TX), “The Hill Country Herald” – (Leakey, TX), “Del Rio Herald” – (Del Rio, TX), “Borger News Herald” – (Borger, TX), “The Dalhart Texan” – (Dalhart, TX), “The Copperas Cove Leader-Press” – (Copperas Cove, TX), “The Odessa American” – (Odessa, TX), “The Post” (Texas City, TX), “Kilgore News Herald” – (Kilgore, TX),


The Vermont Daily Express” – (Newport, VT)


Bristol Herald Courier” – (Bristol, VA)


Williamson Daily News” – (Williamson, WV), “The Logan Banner” – (Logan, WV), “The Herald Dispatch” – (Huntington, WV), “Wayne County News” – (Wayne, WV), “Coal Valley News” – (Madison, WV), “The Independent Herald” – (Pineville, WV)


The Platteville Journal” – (Platteville, WI), “The Richland Observer” – (Richland County, WI), “The Clintonville Chronicle” – (Clintonville, WI)


South Carolina Press Association” – (Columbia, SC) – (116 newspapers), “Georgia Press Association” – (Atlanta, GA) – (15 newspapers), “National Press Association” – (Springfield, IL) – (3400 newspapers)