Speaking My Young Mind by Katie Mullenix

Speaking My Young Mind by Katie Mullenix

My name is Katie. I am 17 years old and a senior at St. George’s Independent School. I will be attending Loyola University Chicago in the fall with a major in Multimedia Journalism. And this is my first blog post. I must admit that I was a bit nervous when I was first...
Valentine’s Day and the Church by Frances Breland

Valentine’s Day and the Church by Frances Breland

When I was a teenager, I hated Valentine’s Day. My very logical parents insisted that it was just a “Hallmark holiday” that could be comfortably ignored. For them, it existed to dupe people into wasting money on things they didn’t really need. Even though...
All I Really Need to Know by John N. Avis

All I Really Need to Know by John N. Avis

In 1986, Robert Fulghum, a minister and author, published a book of short essays entitled All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten. The title of the book is taken from the first essay in the volume and perhaps familiar to many of you, in which Fulghum lists...
WHY by Theresa Jennings

WHY by Theresa Jennings

On several occasions recently, due to the child’s illness or closure of day care, I have had the opportunity to keep my three-year-old granddaughter, just the two of us, together, alone, overnight and throughout the following day with no distracting older...
Abandoning Hate and Embracing Love by Neil Boggan

Abandoning Hate and Embracing Love by Neil Boggan

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr. from Strength to Love As the...

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