Portland Church of the Nazarene pastor Matt Taylor and his wife, Charly, found themselves abroad in Israel when the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold in the United States and in several countries around the world.

Sumner County executive Anthony Holt declared a state of emergency in the county on Friday, March 20 after the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus jumped from three to 11. That number rose to 22 cases in the county by March 22.

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The Titans traded five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey to the Denver Broncos for a seventh-round pick.

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The Portland softball team traveled to Gulf Shores, Alabama last week and won three games. The tournament was scheduled to be played over three days, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lady Panthers played five games in two days.

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The Tennessee Titans agreed on terms on a new multi-year extension with quarterback Ryan Tannehill that will keep him the team’s starter for the foreseeable future, a league source confirmed to

I have a Facebook friend in Colorado, another Christian writer I’ve met with a number of times over the years at various Christian publishing events. For the past few years she’s been writing about her oldest son, Zach, who is a drug addict.

I met Amber, 20, and Luke, 19, at a bookstore recently. They’re from a small Hoosier town near the Ohio border and they were gracious enough to give me their take on a few questions I posed.