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The fight against human trafficking demands our attention. In well-appointed homes, on farms, in factories and in restaurants in the U.S., thousands of people, even children, work long days cleaning homes, picking crops, making products, washing dishes, busing tables and serving customers. more
On Florida Arbor Day (Jan. 21), we pay homage to trees as work horses, not show horses. more
Entering the new year, Americans are increasingly divided. They clash not only over differing opinions on COVID-19 risk or abortion, but basic facts like election counts and whether vaccines work. Surveying rising political antagonism, journalist George Packer recently wondered in The Atlantic, “Are we doomed?” more
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day — On this holiday, we celebrate one of the great civil rights leaders of the 20th century. The Rev. King challenged Americans to uphold the Declaration of Independence’s promise “...that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” more
Sloppy Joe Crescent Cups Ingredients 1 lb lean ground beef ¼ cup green bell pepper chopped ¼ cup onion chopped ¾ cup ketchup 2 tsp Yellow mustard 2 tsp … more
Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet. more
One of the perks of living in Florida is sitting outside by the pool under the warm sun…in the middle of winter! more
Many people may recognize Arbor Day on a National scale to be celebrated on the last Friday in April, however... more
After rejecting a plan for sending a free, at-home COVID-19 testing kit to all Americans, President Joe Biden has responded with something more modest in the face of the rapidly-spreading Omicron variant. Americans are able to request online, from a newly developed federal government website, a free COVID-19 test to be mailed to them. more
At this time of tremendous national polarization, it might seem counterintuitive to turn to religious freedom for guidance on how to overcome the deep cleavages in American society. The introduction of religion might provoke thoughts of disagreement, conflict and division, or seem like the last place we should look for solutions. more
The past year and a half has most of us feeling numb, helpless, and burned out on bad news. Elaine Parke’s Habits of Unity framework... more
I picked an even harder resolution for 2022 than in 2021, when I focused on becoming a better listener. That resolution required me to let people finish their sentences and not mentally prepare my response as they spoke. ]Nope. I quickly counted to five in my head without adding “Mississippi” after each number, and only then did I share my thoughts. more
Every year, scores of Arizonans make New Year’s resolutions, especially to improve their health and wealth. In fact, 55% of Americans plan to make health-related New Year’s resolutions this year, while 53% have vowed to improve their financial well-being, according to a recent UnitedHealthcare survey. more
A new year has begun. We’ve lived through another year of COVID and we are still standing ... more
Working animals account for billions of dollars in sales, spending and jobs in Florida — when they’re healthy. more
Christmas has come and gone, and over the next couple of weeks in our assigned readings ... more
Many of you already know Artis Gunsby or you’ve seen him around town. more
According to the Pew Research Center, one in five new marriages is now interracial. While statistics suggest that interracial marriages... more
Even though Christmas is over, the excitement is just beginning. Nothing can top the amazing birth of Jesus, but there is yet another event... more
A Sermon preached at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church ... more
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