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Eye Care: Five Steps To Keep Your Eyes Looking Their Best

You can prevent sight loss. And it's not that hard. Health experts promote diet and exercise programs to ward off systemic diseases such as heart issues, stroke and diabetes. As... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Sweet Melody

My emotions were in a tangle. I wasn't mad or agitated; but I was sad and happy at the same time. Waiting in Ad Seg (the Hole) to be transferred is nerve-wracking. An inmate in the... — Updated 5/21/2018

 
 By Becky Kew    Perspectives 

Power problems

In March, I took a little drive to have a refreshing break. On a ten-hour trip, my truck began to act up. I kept losing power! It was quite concerning, and left me feeling helpless... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Dahteste, Warrior Woman

Mediator between the U.S. military and the Apache Information about her is sketchy-including her date of birth and the specifics of her death-but Dahteste (ta-DOT-say) was a member... — Updated 5/21/2018

 
 By Crying Wind    Perspectives 

Bits and Pieces

I saw the moving van parked in front of the house across the street and knew it wasn’t a good sign. Molly had lived in that house 50 years until she became ill and her family plac... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Laugh Again

It seems like last Thursday that our kids were teenagers. People would ask, "What do you do?" and I would say, "I follow teenagers around the house. I shut lights off. It's a full... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Necessary Hope

Major Depressive Disorder is the second most common form of mental illness (diagnosed in 6.9 percent of American adults). According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness,... — Updated 5/21/2018

 
 By Julie Durham    Perspectives 

Real Life Relationships

My brother and I have never been particularly close, so when he showed up on my doorstep one evening, I was rather surprised. Automatically, I offered him a coke and a seat. He... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Healing the Heart through Hiding

Psalm 32:7 (NJKV) says, "You are my hiding place: You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance." When we are seeking the healing of our... — Updated 5/21/2018

 
 By Sue Carlisle    Perspectives 

Walking in the Light

There is no place quite like the mountains to enjoy the first rays of morning light. Shimmering rays glint across lakes and streams, inviting wildlife to leave their shadowy... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light

I cried out to God for help when everything I knew about serving Him fell out from under me. I discovered that the spiritual leader I had trusted for over 20 years lived a lie. He... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

Illuminating the Doubt

I knew they wouldn't believe me, and I began to get a little anxious. I looked up to the light fixture and calculated the distance. I figured by using the toilet to climb onto the... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

Water: the Perfect Beverage

The first time anyone ever served me water with a meal, I was in tenth grade and was eating with Judy N's family. I don't remember what we had for supper, but I do remember the... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

Alvina Begay, Elite runner (b. 1980)

The eldest of five children, Alvina Begay was born on the Navajo Indian Reservation to Alvin and Wanda Begay in Ganado, Arizona. She learned responsibility early: while her mother... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

Missiles in Paradise

What would you do if you had nine minutes to live? My wife and I were in Hawaii. I was preparing to speak the next day. I know, it's a tough life. All that sand in your shorts.... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

The Legend of Big Foot

Legends about Big Foot or Sasquatch have been around for hundreds of years. If you mention Big Foot, everyone immediately knows who or what you are talking about. Most people don't... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

When Your Child Walks Away

"I don't have to put up with this. I'm outta here!" Amber* stomped to her room in the lower level of our home. I don't remember what the issue was, but I do remember my... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

Healing the Heart through Grief

Whenever we experience some sort of grief, loss or trauma our body, soul and spirit want to run and hide and try to cover the pain-or try to numb or forget the pain. Yet, when we lo... — Updated 3/16/2018

 
 By Becky Kew    Perspectives

Pizza folly and the Gospel

Canadian news featured a story in February about a Domino's pizza delivery man. While he was in an elevator, taking an order of pizza for the purchasers' enjoyment, he apparently... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

What The Dog Left Behind

A knot formed in my stomach. I had nowhere to go, so I just turned around and faced the back of the cage. I knew he could see me, but I was too embarrassed to face him. Ad Seg (the... — Updated 1/4/2018

 

Words for the Wise

Wise spiritual warriors, young and old, study the words given to us by Creator God. If you'd like to read all the way through the Bible this year, cut out this bookmark and keep it... — Updated 1/4/2018

 

Look at Who I Am

Do you ever regret choices you've made? Do you wonder if God exists, and, if so, why you are in such a mess? Has a self-proclaimed Christian ever seriously wounded you or led you... — Updated 1/4/2018

 

Happy New Year-Indian Style

Every year I celebrate the Kickapoo New Year. It comes randomly on a different date every year so my family and friends never know when they'll get a call from me saying, "Happy... — Updated 1/4/2018

 
 By Becky Kew    Perspectives

A New Year Can Bring New Things!

Once again we find ourselves in a new year! It’s amazing to think that we are living approximately 2018 years after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God’s Son! God’... — Updated 1/4/2018

 

Big Hairy Deal

Have you ever complained? My daughter worked as a server, so she knows a little about complaints. Here are a few grievances aired in eateries. I think it's important to tell you tha... — Updated 1/4/2018

 

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