Saturday, December 16, 2017
Americans are known for not doing anything half-heartedly. Indeed, we greet many things with passion and gusto, which can sometimes lead us into the dangerous ground of obsession. One thing that Americans seem to have fallen completely in love...
 Beauty is a hot button topic to be sure. If you were to travel the world, asking people of various cultures to define beauty, you'd likely compile answers that range from being quite similar to staunchly opposed, depending on...

A Season to Prepare

The word advent basically means the arrival of something or someone long awaited. As a Christian, this takes on a sacred meaning when applied to the four weeks leading up to the celebration of the birth of Christ at...

Stressful or Fun?

I love Christmas. I love the songs, the family time, the memories made and I really love decorating. Christmas decorations bring a warmth and friendliness during a cold and dark season. My husband can attest that I am normally...
There is a new movie hitting the big screen in selected cities this weekend with a wider screening planned for mid-January. While the holiday season is a prime time to introduce movies, this one seeks to put a different...
Since mid-August of this year, 182 people have died in what are labeled as mass shootings. According to the definition supplied by the FBI, a mass shooting entails 4 or more people being injured by gunfire during related events...
I love looking at old photographs. In fact, just recently, my kids and I spent an entire evening rummaging through boxes of prints that spanned nearly a century of living. One of the things we got the most laughs...
We'd be hard-pressed to find someone in the United States who can honestly say he or she has never been concerned at some point with his or her weight or everyday diet plan. True, we are a nation that...
There are few things in life that can bring greater joy and yet tremendous sadness all at the same time than being a parent. From the moment that precious and fragile life is laid in a parent’s arms, one...
Back in the Dark and Middle Ages, information about neighboring towns and communities was carried by troubadours and town criers. While it is true that the lack of breaking news lead to a lack of current information about possible...