Diving into the Constitution: Amendments XX and XXI

Friends, this post is a long one. So much happened between 1920 and 1940 to change our country from a democratically-elected Republic to a socialist, controlled economy that I can only scratch the surface here. If you have been following this series, you will recognize that the changes made under the New Deal were like… Continue reading Diving into the Constitution: Amendments XX and XXI

Diving into the Constitution: Amendments XVI through XIX

  More than 40 years elapsed (1870-1913) between the ratifications of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Amendments. Much changed in America. The Industrial Revolution took hold, the cities grew, and the Democrat and Republican parties were established as the main forces on the American political landscape. Behind the scenes, however, were two much more powerful developments,… Continue reading Diving into the Constitution: Amendments XVI through XIX


What does community mean to you? Is it where you live? Your circle of friends? Your church or favorite organization? I’ve been thinking about the importance of building community quite a bit lately, but not just any community: a community that builds up its members and welcomes newcomers, and that protects the disadvantaged while welcoming… Continue reading Community

Gifts from the Heart

Many of you may be familiar with Dr. Gary Chapman’s book, “The Five Love Languages”. In it, he explains that each of us has a different way of feeling loved. He outlines five love language categories and says that these hold true across all ages, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds. I have a very special sixth… Continue reading Gifts from the Heart


You KNEW I had to talk about finances as the New Year begins! Wellness definitely includes a sense of confidence when it comes to finances, but many people think they just can’t make headway so they give up trying and then have some level of constant stress in mind, body, and spirit related to money… Continue reading MONEY!