The Family

by Teralynn Nordgren If any of you are fans of J.R. Tolkien, then you are likely familiar with The Hobbit. My husband loves The Hobbit – the book and the movies. While I am not as avid a fan as he is, I have seen the...

by Tashica Jacobson Studies, opinions, social science, commonly known facts, and psychology have all shown and continue to show that the single most influential factor in an individual’s life is the family structure that they grew up in. It affects their behavior, education, career choices, relationships,...

by Jessica Westfall It is interesting to be look at views supporting decriminalization verses tough drug laws. I am encouraged by the views Mr. Hari's shared in his TED talk. It has better helped me see a drug addict as a person, a person in need...

by Christie Masters When my children were very young, I answered questions like “Mommy, where do babies come from?” with a comfortably undetailed, “They are a gift from God”. This worked until one of my young daughters wanted to know if she would be given a...

Only by ignoring their story could one assume that the Pilgrim Fathers did not come to this country for religious freedom.  by Mary Jane Fritzen When visiting Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts one Thanksgiving Day , I studied Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647, by William Bradford, a Pilgrim...

by Rachel Mallory Remember that sweet song most of us learned when we were young that stated "Kindness Begins with Me"? Well, through lots of personal experience, I've learned that the opposite is also true. Contention also begins with me, even when it doesn't. Realizing this has...

By Jessica Westfall Last week Johann Hari's views on drug legalization and human connections were explored, let's look at an opposing side. Addiction psychiatrist from Arizona, Dr. Ed Gogek, has written a book titled, Marijuana Debunked. While Gogek focuses on marijuana he asserts this is the start to...

by Erin Weist Recently, a leader for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints spoke out in plea to women everywhere to stand strong in their faith and their calling as women.  President Russell M. Nelson spoke in Salt Lake City, Utah in a worldwide...

by Jessica Westfall Part 1 This is the first of a three part series exploring the debate around legalization of marijuana and decriminalization of all drugs. “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong” is a TED talk by Johann Hari. It has become pretty popular, it's...