Category - Culture

Is The World Getting Worse?

If you had asked me a week ago if I thought the world was getting worse, I probably would’ve replied with a simple, “Yes.” I mean, take a look around. We’re surrounded by rampant gun violence, blatant racism, and enough religious and political animosity to tear a nation in two. But what if all of this depressing evidence is actually...

When Crisis Comes to Your Backyard

Our family has only called Charlotte our home for a few months, but when events unfold like they have this week and it affects your neighbors and not just your newsfeed – it changes things. It becomes real. I don’t plan on giving another opinion about Charlotte, or Tulsa, or any other incident – I don’t think I’m qualified to do...

The Pains and Problems of Our Nation

As I’ve scrolled through social media the past few days and witnessed the heartbreak and pain that is canvassing our country – I’ve felt a range of emotions. Heartbroken. Confused. Angry. Upset. Right now there are multiple families waking up to a new day without their father, without their son, without their brother. There are...

Has America Forgotten How to Disagree?

If you have been watching the news much lately you probably know just how rare it is to see something positive. More than likely what you have seen is hate, anger and violent disagreement. The problem seems to be that disagreement cannot simply remain just that – a disagreement. Nowhere is this more evident than in the current Presidential...

Vote for a President, Not a Savior

I consider myself a politically responsible adult. I watch the news, listen to talk radio and follow the current issues of our nation to the best of my ability. It being election season, I have been following the news even more closely. But in all honesty, I have become beyond frustrated with the options. I don’t think I’ve ever...