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Balanced On the Edge, Ready to Fall?

Balanced On the Edge, Ready to Fall?

Discussion and news articles have, as of late, undertaken a debate that addresses a seemingly benign cultural trend in the west: “Is religion necessary to being ‘good’?” The Los Angeles Times rousing debate on Facebook asking this question quickly descended into malice, slander, and judging by the reckless threats messaged back and forth, which would have turned violent had the participants been face-to-face.

The dialogue definitely put a damper on viewers looking for an able defense of that “good” existing healthily apart from religion.

Experts du jour are waxing philosophical about the brave new world of objective agnosticism or humane atheism being a natural by-product in human evolution. Faith and belief in a god or creator is assertively diminished or even derided in schools of higher learning and in much of the current media culture.

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While the debate over whether religion is essential to being “good” as the current society deems the definition to be, religious belief has certainly played a central role in history thus far.

Religion and faith has been the primary moral arbiter alongside philosophy in every society, both being used to address the inner man’s desire for, and examination of, a moral construct for the good of society.

Humanism and atheism asserts that goodness and moral care for fellow man is possible without objective truth in God or adherence to the tenets of a religion based on belief in a creator who dictates original truth. Since man makes up a belief in God, he is the one actually creating the moral concept of good and evil.

Cultural traditions of just what is “good” do have their sources, and what society determines as good or bad is the morality that affects and determines culture. Philosophically, the idea of “objective truth” has in the past provided the overarching security-providing framework of non-negotiables.

A universal truth outside man’s subjective nature offered moral certitude that every man could submit to and unite under. Now this concept has been roundly dismissed and diminished in academia and is no longer being taught as a determinate for moral constructs or boundaries.

After all, if there is no God and we are a product of random chance, then there is no objective truth outside obvious large ones; the sun rises in the east, etc.”Truth” is subject to man’s ever-changing whims.

The repercussions of accepting subjective truth as the new moral marker for mankind is predictable chaos. The unifying force of an agreed-upon moral truth has been replaced by a jumble of fractured truths; large-scale consensus deconstructed into small, ever-changing and often conflicting attempts at consensus. And that is the word to describe the self-willed chaos: deconstruction.

Deconstruction is underway, lamented by those original “me generation” deconstructionists who are now experiencing the remorse only someone sitting in the rubble of their own making can understand.

Educators, psychologists, and sociologists are now issuing dire warnings of social ruin that former sociologists and educators advocated as progressive ideologies not two decades ago. Western culture is now seeing a more serious fall-out of the change in perceptions of moral truth.

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The concern with the breakdown of societal order has society questioning what is truth and what is moral as it translates to behaviors and how behaviors are being affected by the eroding structure. The changing ideas of morality in the minds where “knowing” (what is right and wrong) is not translating into “doing” (acting upon what you know to be right or wrong) as effectively as it has in the past when moral constructs were more universal and encouraged in developing humans.

Several studies examine this link and the variables involved with the connections between intention and behavior. Haidt (2003) defines moral emotions as those “that are linked to the interests or welfare either of society as a whole or at least of persons other than the judge or agent” (p. 276). Moral emotions provide the motivational force—the power and energy— to do good and to avoid doing bad (Kroll & Egan 2004).

A much more serious level of deconstruction has been achieved, and psychologists are rightly concerned. The connections between “knowing” and “doing” have been all but severed or are manifesting serious interruption in the relationship between emotion and action. Where once the examination was in levels of responses between emotion and action, there is now being noted an absence or critical disconnect.

Humans in western society are experiencing a loss of ability to make moral judgments of critical behavioral actions and, worse, a loss of emotional compulsion to experience empathy or understand it as a connecting emotion needed for positive societal function within groups.

To put it simply, there are no more moral standards understood or comprehended by an emerging group of youth and young adults in order to “know” and “do” in a way that maintains social order.

Is it too late? Spiritually speaking, never. Culturally speaking, maybe.  A vacuum has been created by the rejection of external and universal truth. It has not been filled adequately by subjective truth, and moral relativism has not only failed to stem the growth of the black hole that the next generation is being pulled into, it has grown it and deepened its pull.

As the peril sharpens and clarifies the need for a strong moral awakening, the Church, more than ever, needs to step up and share Her stable and unchanging morality based upon love. Love for mankind, a love that grows hearts, retrains minds, and re-establishes timeless truths that offer comfort, direction and a future.

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Western society is at a critical juncture that Christ’s followers must, in obedience to His mission, “Be ready” as Paul said, “ in season and out, to give an answer for the hope that lies within” (I Peter 3.15). With western thought’s ideals of virtues now an unknown to many, it is critical that they be re-introduced into society with passion and force.

The challenge that deconstruction is creating to morality’s framework can only be answered now by the church. It is too far gone for frightened relativists to make right, and it is a golden time for the Church to flex her might in leading the way out of the decline and prevent a fall that need not happen.

If the modern Church only grasped the absolute power at her fingertips to transform the world (as the early Church seemed to understand), there would be no time wasted. The Church operates under the authority which has assured mankind that “the gates of hell will NOT prevail.”

She just needs to share it and do so by shouting out Christ’s love from the rooftops and on the street corners. The battle for the souls of men has never been more gripping, more violent, and more precious.

    Carol

Author: Carolyn Schuster
Carolyn Schuster resides in the Seattle area, married 35 years with 5 adult children. former co-owner/creator of one of the first digital publishing houses, now devoted to serving in her church and examining issues that affect faith and culture.

yn Schuster

Carolyn Schuster resides in the Seattle area, married 35 years with 5 adult children. former co-owner/creator of one of the first digital publishing houses, now devoted to serving in her church and examining issues that affect faith and culture.

 

Chester Nez Last Code Talker Passes Away

Chester Nez the last surviving member of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers has passed away . The  Navajo Code Talkers developed a code that was used to communicate with American Forces during the war in the Pacific with the Japanese Empire .  It was instrumental in quickening the wars end , saving countless lives.

 

The language itself was almost completely taken away from the Navajo as it was policy for all native languages in this country . US Government Policy once was to force Natives to give up cultural traditions and language . Forcing children to attend schools away from their homes , this was policy of the United Government and religious groups participated . Ironically the same language attempted to be stripped away was used to fight in our war against fascism and totalitarianism.

 

The 29 code talkers returned home to their reservation after the war  with little or no recognition for their contributions .

 Chester Nez and four other code walkers finally  received medals in 2001 .

 

Have often seen the sins of our nation become so emphasized we forget the patriotism and love of freedom that has allowed this country to flourish and become a beacon for freedom and rights .  Well meaning or some with political aspirations use it as a mechanism to divide not unite .    These men  stepped up to plate as true patriots, using the language they hid secretly among themselves ,  helped us quicken the end of war in the Pacific . They saved American lives . As so many Americans have throughout our history , from different walks of life , religions , cultures, and races .

 

God Bless America and today we thank all those veterans and their families who have allowed the time to move forward in this great nation .

 

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/2014/06/04/arizona-navajo-code-talker-dies-nez/9965201/

Bibical Social Justice

 

Leviticus 19:15

“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

Support for socialization often referred to redistribution of property by government polices often has used  the term social justice in an effort to portray it as blessed by God . . Social Justice is  Biblical concept but has been deluded in secular world view that promotes collectivism  and socialistic forms of government . Social Justice also protects private property , encourages us to support a strong work ethic, the rights of the unborn . Also social justice supports traditional families in order to protect children and marriages , free speech , giving our resources to the poor and the truly needy in our society .

The  use of using social justice as a political force to redistribute private property by force of government policies as a collectivist Robin Hood to steal from the rich and give to the poor is not a Biblical concept . Socialism and communism has a history of hurting the poor the most in the end .

Capitalism , it is not a Christian system either . It does not advance Christian virtues , or does it correct those vices that cause pain and harm to our neighbors and ourselves . But a free capitalist society does reflect the people in it better then the abusive socialistic and other comparable political philosophies that use government force for social justice .  . Socialism increases the worse flaws among us , it takes away the promotion of effort by giving no reward , uses envy and promotes us to covet what others have , and destroys the God given freedom that we as believers need to receive the gifts  from God needed to live the life he wants for us . To give freely !

 

Real Social Justice promotes education as have so many religious institutions have a history of doing . More is needed . To train generations in the ways of God and give them the ability to prosper and withstand the corruption of others .  Life is not fair as we all know under any world government . Capitalism is not perfect , it does beat the alternatives .

Proverbs 31:8-9 says, “Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.”

National Day Of Prayer.

Thursday, May 1, will mark the 63rd National Day of Prayer (NDP).  Christians all across America will  pause from their daily routines to take time to pray for our nation and our communities.  Several churches in Kitsap County have volunteered to host regional events on this date. 

  • Crossroads Neighborhood Church  in Bremerton (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.); prayer topics include education, city government, our State, nation, and the world.
  • Sylvan Way Baptist Church in Bremerton begins at 6:00 a.m. on May 1st and continues for 24 hours in the sanctuary.  The entire county is invited to attend this one of a kind prayer focus…no speaking, no music, no announcements….just prayer!
  • Lone Rock Chapel in Seabeck (10:00 a.m. – noon)
  • Gateway Fellowship in Poulsbo (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.) will open their doors to the community to pray for seven topics that have great influence in today’s culture:  the government, the church, the military, the family, education, the media, and business.

President Obama delivers the real Easter Message

The President stated the following at the White House third annual Easter Prayer Breakfast . The words addressed us personally and to a God who sees us in that light . American Theology has always been diverse and divided, now we are morally divided also . But with the Easter Message   promise of redemption and resurrection, there is always hope for restoration.

President’s comments……

“But in a few short days, all of us will experience the wonder of Easter morning. And we will know, in the words of the Apostle Paul, “Christ Jesus…and Him crucified.”

It’s an opportunity for us to reflect on the triumph of the resurrection, and to give thanks for the all-important gift of grace. And for me, and I’m sure for some of you, it’s also a chance to remember the tremendous sacrifice that led up to that day, and all that Christ endured — not just as a Son of God, but as a human being.

For like us, Jesus knew doubt. Like us, Jesus knew fear. In the garden of Gethsemane, with attackers closing in around him, Jesus told His disciples, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” He fell to his knees, pleading with His Father, saying, “If it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.” And yet, in the end, He confronted His fear with words of humble surrender, saying, “If it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”

So it is only because Jesus conquered His own anguish, conquered His fear, that we’re able to celebrate the resurrection. It’s only because He endured unimaginable pain that wracked His body and bore the sins of the world that He burdened — that burdened His soul that we are able to proclaim, “He is Risen!”

 

And the President concluded:

We are here today to celebrate that glorious overcoming, the sacrifice of a risen savior who died so that we might live. And I hope that our time together this morning will strengthen us individually, as believers, and as a nation.”

Jesus , Foregiveness and Christmas

Jesus and the message of Christmas …  Forgiveness
We can get caught up in the gifts , the hype , the festivities and parties . The time of the year people seem to be more open with each other , as if there is a spirit of kindness and love glowing from so many of us . We reach out to help those in need , even those who have no religious beliefs get caught up in the helping and giving .  Those who have hard lives or lives turned badly often have the hardest time of the year also , it is season like no other .
What is Christmas really about ?  The Bible and the recorded words of Jesus  speak more about Forgiveness then any other issue .  But today  with  Christmas we sometimes seem  to be more concerned about setting those people straight who are  objecting to it then celebrating it seems at times. Un forgiveness is the one that hurts us and our relationships the most . It controls our responses. If you allow un forgiveness in your heart , even when you know it is hurting you it will hard to let it go .
The parable about the unmercible Jesus shares about the servant  that was forgiven his financial debt but then did not forgive the debts of others.  His master finds out of his un forgiveness and throws him into jail.   The Gospel shares when Peter asked Jesus how many times he should forgive , seven times Peter suggested .Jesus said no , seventy seven times . The Bible says in Romans 12’7 ” Pay no evil with evil “, in fact in Peter 1 3’9 it says  when people insult you , we are to pay them back with a blessing . Not the kind of stuff that comes easy to our  natures , for some of us it is impossible unless God is allowed room in our lives to listen to , worship and obey . But unless we do so , we fight our battles ourselves and are leaving God out of the situation and big part of our lives.  . he Lord takes control , but He will not unless we ask Him to. For us to live the life the Lord directed us to ,, we have to willing to allow God to be the leader in our lives .
Sin seems to be the most preached about topic in the modern church , at least in many churches and political conversations .  Jesus taught more about forgiveness then any other sin.  For when we do not forgive , we are not acknowledging  His gift of being Born into this world , accepting all our sins , all our faults , all our excuses and/or confessions , He took them all and forgave us all .  Jesus  spoke about forgiveness and even on the cross asked for ours .  Merry Christmas , Loving God allows us to Love all of us .
But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
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Some scriptures celebrating Forgiveness and urging us to forgive others.

Ephesians 4:32 

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Matthew 6:14-15

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Luke 6:37 

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;

Colossians 3:13

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Matthew 18:21-22 

Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.

Mark 11:25 

And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

Luke 6:27

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

 

Romans 12:19

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

 

Luke 17:3-4

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

 

1 Peter 3:9

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

 

1 John 1:9  

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

Matthew 5:44 

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

 

Matthew 6:14

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,

 

James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

 

Matthew 18:35

So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.

 

 John 14:6 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 

Psalm 1:1-6

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

 

1 John 4:11

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

 

1 Timothy 4:12 

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

 

Luke 6:38

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

 

Psalm 119:1-176

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!

Isaiah 55:7 

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Mark 4:24

And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.

Psalm 16:6 

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

 

Mark 4:1-41 

Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: “Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil.

 

Ezekiel 1:1-28

In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin), the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the Lord was upon him there. As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal. And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness,

 

Psalm 2:1-12

Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying,

 

Galatians 5:16-21 

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,

 

Romans 12:18-20

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

 

Psalm 91:1-16

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

 

President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

“I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to our beneficent Father, who dwelleth in the heavens.”

President Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving Issued, October 3, 1863
 

The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to invite and provoke the aggressions of foreign States, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict; while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

The needful diversions of wealth and strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship. The axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battlefield; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people; I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to our beneficent Father, who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that, while offering up the ascriptions justly due to him that, for such singular deliverances and blessings; they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.

Abraham Lincoln

By the President: William H. Seward, Secretary of State.

History of Veterans Day

The History of Veterans Day

The History of Veterans Day
November 11, or what has come to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day – the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislature that was passed in 1938, November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.’ As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for Federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the last Monday of October. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date. The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on October 25, 1971.

Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978. Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on November 11.

Celebrating Veterans Day

 

United States Senate Resolution 143, which was passed on August 4, 2001, designated the week of November 11 through November 17, 2001, as “National Veterans Awareness Week.” The resolution calls for educational efforts directed at elementary and secondary school students concerning the contributions and sacrifices of veterans.

For more information and frequently asked questions, visit the VA website.

Three Sure Ways Of Stopping Poverty

 

Politics often divides instead of unites . Religion also . But when we shared common beliefs and morality we did appear to have some advantages in stopping the ever increasing chaotic home situations and resulting poverty in so many of  our  homes today. .
There have been quite a few good studies on poverty and links that provide consistent chosen life styles that will work against living or children being brought up in poverty . Many share these values and never realized the added blessings they have .  The Judeo Christian ethic provides more security for families , it should not be taken for granted .
Or should the beliefs there of be reason to condemn others , indeed it should be reason to give others hope .   The state dependence and answers often leave morality and common sense out of their answers . Like actually penalizing homes where the dad is staying in regards to aid , women are actually taught to depend on the state .
Full Time work reduces poverty ,  Having  at least a HS Education ,  Waiting  till 21 to have a baby and in marriage . No more then two children,
The study shows a reduction of poverty by 71 percent .