Holidays: The Season of Depression is Upon Us

by J. Lee Holidays: The Season of Depression is Upon Us Depression increases during the months of November through February. Those alone face that reality of loneliness during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve and Valentines Day. Single people are reminded how alone they are during the season of celebration. They cannot escape the season thanks to advertisements, displays in stores and postings on social media. Holidays can be the loneliest time. Those who are older may have outlived their family members. Seniors may have no one. Some in the military or…

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Political Correctness Still Spilling Over Into Our Faith

  By J. Lee   America seems bombarded almost daily with intolerance against Christianity and religious expression while rejecting God’s word. Political correctness has poisoned schools, public places and work settings. In a time where tolerance is expected there is no shortage of intolerance towards Christianity and the Jewish faith. The hypocrisy is often so thick that you can cut it with a knife. There are many examples of how political correctness has gone mad such as schools banning Christian groups and prayer, students and employee banned from wearing faith based…

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 Do All Children Need Roots and Wings? Traditions vs. Memories

by Oletta Branstiter There’s an article published by Babble.com that is circulating on Facebook lately.  I may have responded too quickly to the title of the post: “Why traditions and holidays are so important to your kids.” My reply was, “Unless your kids just aren’t that into them!” My children’s reaction to traditions and holidays was a consistent and wholehearted “Meh.” And I learned to love them for it. Our tradition was having no traditions. Birthday and Christmas celebrations were almost dreaded. Year after year, “Do we have to?” was…

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