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Teenagers and Mount St. Helens

Teenagers and Mount St. Helens

Fourteen-year-old Avonna walks into the kitchen with her backpack in hand. Not saying a word, she walks with determination toward the door. Her Mom turns from the sink, looks at…

Spring and Thoughts of Romance

Spring and Thoughts of Romance

Spring finally! And, as the saying goes, spring and a young man’s thoughts turn to romance. Are you planning a wedding? How much time are you spending planning your marriage? …

Anxiety – Normal or Not?

Anxiety – Normal or Not?

Is your answer to any of these questions yes? Do your friends say that your anxiety is excessive or unrealistic? Can you control your anxiety? Do you feel your anxiety…

What Do You See in the Mirror?

What Do You See in the Mirror?

We may think a picture is worth a thousand words but the same picture does not look the same to everyone. The picture of yourself can be seen from three…

Who is your Village?

Who is your Village?

Have you heard the old African saying phrase it takes a village to raise a child? The saying was brought to the headlines when Hilary Clinton referred to it in…

Sticks, Stones or Words: Which Hurt the Most?

Sticks, Stones or Words: Which Hurt the Most?

There is a childhood verse that goes, “Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me.” Do you really believe that? I don’t. Just consider these…