I hold strongly to the values that life is sacred and good, and that in circumstances when conflicting realities are present, each of us has a God-given moral responsibility to make decisions which reflect a reverence for life. These values helped to ground me when young people have come to me as a pastor for counsel concerning a host of situations, including decisions about an unwanted pregnancy. Continue reading Why I stand with Planned Parenthood
This framed rhyme caught my attention many years ago hanging on the wall of a Roanoke City official. I never forgot it. It was again brought to mind as I listened to a eulogist at one of the multiple funerals held over the past week here in our Roanoke Valley, several of which were for family members and friends. Continue reading Finding and filling life’s purpose . . .
I have written in these pages before about the disequilibrium that is growing in America because boys are falling behind girls in general, and as is true with any negative condition in this nation, Black male-female gaps are even more glaring. The gaps are increasing both absolutely, because girls are doing better, and relatively, because the boys are doing worse. Continue reading Boy-girl Gaps – A Growing Disequilibrium
by Kamila Love
How you view the power or importance of advertising may reflect the condition of your business.
Let’s use this example: A young lady has planned a beautiful wedding, her parents have gone in debt to pay for it, she has driven her fiance, her bridal party and the caterers crazy—EVERYTHING MUST BE PERFECT!!! The big day finally arrives, she is walking down the aisle and guess what?—there are no guests except for the staff. What happened? She did not advertise, meaning she sent out to few invitations. Continue reading Advertising (make or break)
In so doing we become blinded to the reality of “the power of positive thinking,” upon which foundation all other positives must be built. Positive thinking must precede positive living, the examples of which are becoming harder to find with time and technology. Continue reading The power of positive thinking–and living
by Senator John S. Edwards, 21st Senate District of Virginia
Income inequality is greater today than since the 1920s and this disparity is widening. What is worse is the stagnation in wages of those at the lowest end of the wage scale. Continue reading Raise the minimum wage