October 2019 Issue

Sometimes History Bears Repeating by Fran Salone-Pelletier

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They marched stubbornly onward—refusing to let their pain or fear paralyze them. They marched as believers, believers who embraced their mustard-seed-sized faith. Yet they knew in their hearts there is an additional reality. . . .

The Great Deceiver by Mary Anne Dejewski, LCSW

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Addiction doesn’t discriminate between young or old, male or female, rich or poor. It crosses every line of society and affects most families in one way or another.

The Strength of the Human Spirit by Margaret McGullam

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Where does the strength of human spirit come from? The answer is simple: God who created us gave us many gifts to help us through our journey of this life.

This Is Your Life—And Not Somebody Else's by Michael Ford

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It is extraordinary how the opinions of other people can disturb us. We may want to please or impress others in our life choices, but the only one we should be concerned about is God.

Toward Universal Abolition by Chris Byrd

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As the resolution of our nation’s crucial, untenable 19th-century dilemma was abolition, we may have, with capital punishment, reached the moment when the scales of justice will tip inexorably toward universal abolition in America.