An Arkie’s Faith
For the past two years Richie Lawry (right), a local elder of the Mena Seventh-day Adventist Church, has written a column for the Religious section of The Mena Star. In 2015, the Star’s new editor, Sarah Wilson (left), contacted Lawry to request use of photos from his blog. At the beginning of the next year, Wilson asked if Lawry would be willing to commit to writing a weekly spiritual column. Lawry agreed, and the column, An Arkie’s Faith, premiered in January 2016.
For the past two years, Lawry has used personal experiences, local events, and national news as a way to bring out many spiritual truths. Feedback from the local community has been positive. People like the personal nature of An Arkie’s Faith. Lawry has been asked to continue to write the column through 2018. The columns are available at ArkiesFaith.Blogspot.com.
By Jim Holdeman