Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 25 2013

Why does God bless the peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). “A peacemaker is a person who breaks up fights,” says Doug, age 10. Is this a referee or more like a bouncer? “If you try not to start fights but settle them, you will be thanked,” says Davis, 10. Often the …

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Jul 25 2013

Padding the bottom line by gouging the customer: Big Food considers corporate chicanery to be a legitimate business practice.

Mothers the world over have told their children a zillion times: “Stop playing with your food!” I now share their frustration. I’d like to yell at the conglomerate packagers of America’s victuals: “Stop playing with our food!” Actually, they’re playing with our heads, using dishonest packaging tactics to raise their prices without us noticing it. …

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Jul 25 2013

Summer can be a time of fun rather than fuming

Like it or not, parents, this is the time of year when school’s out for the summer… and for approximately three months your kids will be pestering you for things to do, or you’ll be keeping a hawk’s eye on them to see that they aren’t doing something wrong. One of my favorite bumper stickers …

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Jul 25 2013

A big season for falling stars: Paula Deen and Aaron Hernandez are suffering fates of their own making.

Reversals of fortune can be breathtaking. One minute, people are riding high, surfing the wave of life. The next, they tip over like capsized canoes. Take Paula Deen. This Typhoid Mary of the obesity epidemic made untold fortunes in becoming the unchallenged champion of southern cooking. Her television shows, books, and restaurants were dedicated to …

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Jul 24 2013

No robbing, just giving.

In keeping with the theme of Robin Hood, the cast, crew, production team, volunteers, and ArtsView staff are participating in helping the less fortunate. Instead of robbing from the rich, we are giving of ourselves by serving the evening meal at Hiway 80 Rescue Mission on July 14th. A 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, Hiway 80 …

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Jul 24 2013

How do the pure in heart see God?

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). “This verse means people that go all out, not halfway, will see God,” says Matthew, age 9. Lukewarm Christians make Jesus nauseated to the point of vomiting. I’m not making this up. Read Revelation 3:16. Have you ever been in love and …

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Jul 24 2013

Get out of debt: Financial Freedom Seminar teaches how to stop being sick and tired of being in debt

Are you in debt, and sick and tired of being in debt? Do you have more months than money? Does your money come in and go out, and nooooobody knows where it has gone? If an emergency occurs at your house, how do you pay for it? Do you have to use a credit card, …

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Jul 24 2013

July 4th: Celebration of Agitation

Are you an agitator? You know, one of those people who won’t leave well enough alone, who’s always questioning authority and trying to stir things up. If so, the Powers That Be detest you — you … you … “agitator!” They spit the term out as a pejorative to brand anyone who dares to challenge …

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