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To everything there is a season . . .

get link “To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven,” begins the first verse of Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3 in the Holy Bible.

follow url “A time to be born and a time to die”– which we are made poignantly aware of through the weekly obituary columns of our weekly publication, as well as of all animal kingdom.

source url “A time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted–particularly applicable to this harvest season. But does it refer to food and grain only or also to the seeds of hate or love, war or peace? Continue reading To everything there is a season . . .

A Back to the Future Church click here by Michael Neuroth

generic female viagra online If you follow pop-culture, you know that October 21, 2015 was the long-awaited “Back to the Future” day. It was on this date that Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) traveled to the “future” in the iconic sequel Back to the Future II. At the time of its release in 1989, it was a vision for what the future might hold. That vision included hoverboards, video phones, flying cars, and the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series. I am old enough to remember watching this movie and wondered if any of these technologies would ever come true. Now that the day has passed, we know that some predictions did come true, at least to an extent. Generally, though, the world looks different than we imagined it to be in 1989. (Sorry Cubs fans.) Continue reading A Back to the Future Church

So Powerful is the Light of Love—and Unity

follow Halloween has never been one of my favorite annual observances and I have heard others state the same for different reasons. Mine is primarily age related as in earlier years, in rural areas in particular —both of which I am well familiar with as when I was a child, everywhere was “rural.” Halloween in those days was especially scary with pranks that were dangerous and sometimes even fatal. But through the years things and customs continue to change–to door to door “trick or treat,” to “trunks of treats” to large malls, church and other corporate and safe settings. Recent reports now classify Halloween as fast becoming one of the most lucrative for holiday spending. Continue reading So Powerful is the Light of Love—and Unity

When you hear the term “Reproductive Justice,” what comes to mind?

clomid ncaa drug test by Amy Johnson, National Coordinator for Our Whole Lives My hope is that this phrase creates a beautiful vision in your mind of a world where not only are all children wanted, but one where their parents are generously cared for during a pregnancy, and where their families are lovingly cared for after a child is born. Imagine a world full of families of all sizes and configurations who come together in many ways and have what they need—not only to survive—but also to be abundantly healthy and to thrive.
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Our defensive/offensive living

It requires no extensive/expensive study of our immediate surroundings and world society to note that the primary requisite for survival in today’s tumultuous society is to perfect the art of “defensive living.”

This awkward and humiliating state of existence results from more recent generations of compounded egotism in particular. In this nation’s infancy (as is inherent in nature) protection, education and the general welfare of our children and posterity, as well as those of others, was a priority. Continue reading Our defensive/offensive living

15 Now Roanoke Hosted by Community Cultivators

In response to the scheduled announcement today from Senator John Edwards and Delegate Sam Rasoul 15 Now Roanoke is a community movement about raising the lowest standard of living, about ensuring decency for all of us, college degree or not. In the 2nd richest country in the world nobody, especially those who work, should live in poverty. One of our mottos is “Everyone’s worth a living wage”. Continue reading 15 Now Roanoke