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Most of the 8.5 million registered motorcycles in the United States belong to men. If women are involved, they usually sit behind the men drivers and go along for the ride. To be honest, I support these women riders/sitters. Although […]

Vowing not to be those parents who hang onto the family farm with the hope that the children return to continue the tradition, my husband and I put our farm up for sale after our girls were out of college […]

More than 30,000 Christian denominations exist worldwide, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia. Thirty thousand. That’s an enormous number. A 2018 Barna Research study reports that, “Churches of all stripes practice their own flavor of ministry in cities across the […]

To get a taste of Christian Science today, without the rigamarole of church organization, here are  few interesting tidbits I’ve come across.   1.) As found in New York Post, January 28, 2019, by Author Cindy Adams Legacy of women’s […]

Nervous emotions are generated around the topic of Israel as a nation. My cousin lived in Israel for four years. He enjoyed the religious diversity however it created tense and too often, panicky, sensitivities. When Israel is in the news, […]

Experts describe self-injury as intentional acts of inflicting pain and damage to one’s own body. A person can cut, burn, scratch, or bruise their self. They can consume too much alcohol or drugs, or hook-up in unsafe sex. WebMD tells […]

We were at a community festival. With a few minutes of free time. Spontaneity hit and we started yammering. “I’ve lost a lot of friends the past few years,” he soon said, matter-of-factly. I nodded. And, our conversation about politics […]

The following numbers frighten more than horror movies: Helpguide.org reports that “Roughly 50 percent of individuals with severe mental disorders are affected by substance abuse. [And] 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53 percent of drug abusers also have at […]

Respect for thoughtfulness grew as I listened to Dr. Terrlyn Curry Avery* speak at Hartford Seminary last month. Wounded by Religion, was her subject of conversation, and converse she did as she questions and remarks were fielded from our audience. […]

If you’ve escaped a toxic relationship, keep moving forward. If you got a better job, keep at it. If you joined a better church, stay worshipful at it. If you miss the friends you’ve outgrown, make new friends. Don’t fraternize […]