America has been blessed as the longest, on-going, Constitutional Republic in the history of the world. We’ve been blessed with individual freedoms, opportunity, and prosperity coveted across the globe. These blessings are not accidental. Whatever your religious views, if you are an American, it’s worth understanding the ideas on which our nation was founded.
As a Marine Mom, I understand the sacrifices made by our military and their loved ones. While I fully supported my son’s decision to become a Marine, I am forever thankful my only child returned safely home after his honorable service. Yet for some military families, that gleeful homecoming never happens.
The crucifixion and death of Jesus was a dark day for his followers. It was filled with despair, suffering, and anguish…much like the world we live in today. The darkest of days, now commemorated as Good Friday or Holy Friday, allowed Jesus to take our place in death. His death gave way to His resurrection, […]
A woman visited the Tracy Zeller Jewelry showroom in search of a Great One Divine™ necklace. For 20 years she worked at a mall jewelry store and never purchased jewelry anywhere else. However, as her mother grew very ill, she felt drawn to wear a meaningful symbol of her faith. Her only hesitation with purchasing […]
Pastor. College Graduate. Convicted Felon. Nobel Prize Winner. With whom would you rather be associated? For good or for bad, being associated with someone or something often influences how people see you. Guilt by association, also known as the association fallacy, is a logical fallacy that occurs when a person or belief is supported or […]
I remember hearing years ago that more collect phone calls are made on Father’s Day than any other day of the year. At first, that seemed sad. Then I read Mother’s Day was the second highest day for collect calls…followed by Valentine’s Day. These additional statistics completed a broader picture and softened the statement that […]
Mother/daughter relationships seem to be a source of either great joy or deep anguish – with very few in-between. If nothing else, the extreme emotions from this vital bond indicates it is a relationship with a lot at stake.
My sophomore year of college a sorority sister began sincerely exploring Christian faith and religions. She had been raised agnostic and like many young adults, was using her new found freedom in college to challenge the teachings of childhood.
Whether you believe Valentine’s Day commemorates the anniversary of Saint Valentine’s death or that its history is rooted in a pagan fertility festival, Valentine’s Day is now considered by most to be a day to celebrate love. And just as the origin of the day has different meanings for different people, so does love.
Pope Francis’ first papal visit to the United States has sparked unprecedented interest among people of all faiths and nations. His schedule will be a mixture of political meetings, public appearances, and pastoral visits, supporting his long-held personal agenda of service to the poor and marginalized. It’s a papal visit the entire world will watch […]