Our Words Hold the Power to Bring Life or Death

Our Words Hold the Power to Bring Life or Death

My friend said to his mother, “Don’t worry about it. They are just words.” In fact, she was right to worry. She was concerned about the wording changes in her church’s by-laws. Words that reeked of exclusion and fear. She had prayed fervently that the ugliness that...
Can Left Be Right?

Can Left Be Right?

This isn’t really a column about political views, but that’s not to say politics won’t make an appearance. Aug. 13, in case you missed it, was International Lefthanders’ Day. It’s not exactly a major holiday – actually not a holiday of any level – but we southpaws...
Slaves, Masters Still Exist in US Today

Slaves, Masters Still Exist in US Today

Some of the everyday words we use have racist connotations. That was the focus of a July 7 article published by CNN, which asked readers to consider changing their vocabulary. I don’t disagree, except for one problem: Masters and slaves still exist. We still need the...