Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

It’s almost Thanksgiving — a holiday that once celebrated the harvest season. Although many of us today may not be directly connected to agriculture, we still gather on Thanksgiving with our loved ones to share whatever “bounty” we may have. But this practice doesn’t have to begin and end with food. Why not incorporate the spirit of sharing into your overall financial strategy?

Here are a few suggestions for doing just that:
•Make financial gifts. You could give shares of stock to your loved...

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The fear of being buried alive is a primal terror that has spawned its share of scary stories and legends. Yet, for miners, that fear is connected to a very real danger. In the event of a mine collapse, being buried alive is a real possibility. In August 2010, 33 miners in Chile’s San Jose mine were trapped for nearly 70 days, uncertain if the efforts to rescue them would ever succeed. The 33 tells their story with an attractive international cast and an at-times too optimistic approach.

The...

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ARE YOU ATTACKABLE?
Embracing God During the Battles of Life
by David H. Judson
Certa, 978-1-939748-74-4
PB, 260 pages
$15.95

As Christians, our lives are bound to come under attack. When these attacks come, the way we respond shows where our trust is – be it in God or in ourselves. Our relationship with God must be strengthened during peaceful times so we will be able to stand against the enemy later.
Judson shows us how to equip ourselves for the battles we will face against the giants in our...

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You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement years. After all, it can be enjoyable to think about traveling the world, pursuing your hobbies or participating in any of the activities you’ve associated with an active retirement. However, once you do retire, you’ll need to “shift gears” somewhat to focus on your legacy. Specifically, to protect your loved ones and ensure your intentions are clear and carried out, you’ll need to do some more planning – and you’ll...

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With our own elections dragging on for longer each cycle, audiences might wonder why they would want to see a movie about a presidential campaign in a Central American country, run by American strategists. Our Brand Is Crisis offers many of the frustrating tactics that we have come to expect and cringe at in our own elections, with a side of comedy and some moderately thrilling antics. In its attempt at critiquing the system, the movie has mixed success, but it is a fun journey nonetheless.

In...

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ESTHER: A ROYAL BEAUTY
by Angela Hunt
Bethany House
PB, 348 pages

Hadassah, an orphaned Jewish girl, is reared by her cousins in the shadow of King Xerxes’ palace in Susa. As a young girl, Hadassah dreamt of royalty and luxury. Those dreams later became an unexpected reality when she was seized and taken to the king’s palace following his edict to find a new queen. Hadassah takes the name Esther to hide her Jewish heritage, and to her surprise receives the king’s favor and the crown. However, she...

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