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Food For Thought: Do You Think God Really Cares About Homosexuality?: Ever since I was a child, I had a strong empathy for others, which caused me to often question cultural and religious beliefs that counter what I believe to be true Christian values. I could never reconcile the sermons preached on Sunday with the God I’ve come to know deep within my heart. A God that’s full of love and acceptance of all. — By Rhonda Reed-Slaughter
FEMA: Fallacies and Facts: I have been a first responder under contract to FEMA and Dept Homeland Security for many years with deployments to various parts of the US and its territories. I am often asked about what FEMA does and what part DHS has regarding disaster operations. Some questions are truly appropiate and others are jaw droppers of comedic expectations. — By Russ Harrison
The Anti-Mother's Day: In my previous rambles about Mother’s Day I’ve talked about how this is one of the most difficult days on the calendar for me. Because I’ve assiduously avoided it as much as humanly possible for the past three years, I’ve come across many others who do so as well, but for very different reasons. Here are two of their stories. I know both of these families, and can attest to the truth of this version of history. — By Denise Williams
Arming Our Troops With the Military Ration: Armed Forces Day falls on May 18th. Hats off to the men and women of our military. Ever wonder what food we provide to the guys and gals in camo? — By Colleen Walsh Fong