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  • Islam Needs Understanding, But Not Reform
    Islam Needs Understanding, Not Reform
    July 11, 2015Many prominent individuals known for attacking the religion of Islam are known for taking many verses from the Qur'an out of context and twisting Islamic teachings to convey a side of Islam that is just not true. Pamela Geller,...
  • Understanding the proper use of physical intimacy
    Understanding the proper use of physical intimacy – Part 4
    Having seen the harmful effects of pre-marital sexual activity, it would be reasonable for someone to desire the positive results that come from avoiding pre-marital sex. No doubt everyone wants to have positive results in their relationship with...
  • Understanding the proper use of physical intimacy
    Understanding the proper use of physical intimacy – Part 3
    Looks like the effects from the news story in our last article in regards to a Houston teenage girl who was strangled by her boyfriend, continues. There is a civil lawsuit pending against the boy’s mother by the victim’s family. The...
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    African ambassador calls for 'peace, love, and understanding' in D.C. speech
    Recalling the Nick Lowe song from the 1970s, “What's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?,” the Gabonese Ambassador to the United States argued in a recent speech that peace, love, and understanding are necessary...
  • Justin Jedlica, Human Ken Doll and Gabriella Taylor, Life Coach
    What I learned about beauty from Justin Jedlica, the Human Ken Doll
    When I first laid eyes on Justin Jedlica in an Oprah interview, I was filled with intrigue mixed with concern. As a life coach, I wonder what his self esteem is like after having over 140 surgeries.Since that interview on Oprah, I have had the...
  • Family conflict can be prevented through understanding circumstances
    Thought of the Day. Family Conflict (Part III) Preventing Family Conflict
    In Part I of Family Conflict, I presented the idea conflicts often involve looking at the present through our history. In Part II I wrote that “universal” or “enduring” truths are myths-especially when it comes to...
  • Understanding behaviors of those having dementia
    Understanding behaviors of those having dementia
    Those we care for have lived a full life and that means some positive and some negative. The truth is all of this living is a composite of the person we now care for. Whether we are family or friend, paid caregiver or volunteer; the job will...
  • The pursuit of knowledge and wisdom
    The pursuit of wisdom, knowledge and understanding
    What is wisdom? Should Christians seek out wisdom, knowledge and understanding? How important are these things to the life of a Christian? Wisdom is a bit complex in and of itself and many stumble when it comes to obtaining it. There are also many...
  • Empathy!
    How Important is Empathy?
    For most people these days, it seems they either don't understand what empathy is or they don't care. Yes, that's a little pun. Empathy is one of the best traits a person can possess. If you don't have it, work to build it within...
  • Outside of Your Understanding
    Outside Your Understanding, Inside His Will
    Just what is a trial, and why is it such a dreaded thing? We've all come to associate trials and tribulations with the devil himself, and because of this, many of us don't allow ourselves to hear the lessons that come with those trials....
  • "By Wisdom!"(Proverbs 24:3-4)
    "By Wisdom!"(Proverbs 24:3-4)
    3 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;4 through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures."(Proverbs 24:3-4)Information and knowledge are easily obtained in the age of technology,...
  • Grand Cardinal Cross: A time for unity and understanding
    Grand Cardinal Cross: A time for Unity and Understanding
    As the Sun made its transit into Taurus over the weekend, and Jupiter in Cancer formed a perfect square to Uranus (sudden and shocking changes) and a perfect opposition to Mars in Libra (action and our desire to create and change), the stage was...
  • "a little more."
    A Little More
    Fulbright program alumni continue to make a difference to the world even decades after they complete their studies. Fulbright scholar Colville Norbert Young, Governor General of Belize, disproved this general rule by stepping into his position as...
  • Obamacare on the road to success
    Checkup on health care reform
    “You don’t know you don’t know until you know it.” Guest speaker Larry Kocot’s observation summarized the panel discussion during “Health Reform Check-Up: Learning from the Start-Up of the Medicare Prescription...
  • Tiger Woods tees across bridge
    How one golf pro crossed over to success with a life lesson doing his laundry
    Each day of our lives, something new occurs allowing us an opportunity to grow, learn and increase our awareness.Take the case of pro golfer Larry Silveira who walked into a local Laundromat to wash some garments during his stay at the 1997 Buick...
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