DEAR FATHER: Adrian Peterson, of the Minnesota Vikings, is one of my favorite NFL players. Recently he has been crucified in the press and suspended from the Vikings for spanking his eight year-old son with a switch. I got lots of spankings when I was a boy from a dad who loved me enough to care about my behavior and I turned out just fine. I am now a respected professional in the medical profession and I spank my own kids when they need it. Doesn’t it say somewhere in the Bible, “Spare the rod and spoil the child?” No Name.
DEAR NO NAME: I got spankings too. And I turned out okay, no lifelong emotional or psychological problems as the liberal child psychologists would have us believe are the result of corporal punishment.
I celebrated another birthday this past week. I suppose that normally would be nothing to think very much about but I recently learned that over 10% of my high school graduating class has passed from the scene. Some 40 or more graduates of the Dobyns-Bennett High School, of Kingsport, TN, class of 1969 are gone. I am among those who have survived—thus far. I am 64 now, older than I ever thought I would be when I was back in high school. read more…
Karen Romano-Taylor will be installed as a Commissioned Minister of Hospital Ministry in the Charismatic Episcopal Church and will also receive the designation of Licensed Liturgical Minister in services on Sunday, January 25.
Ms. Romano-Taylor is a graduate of George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Clinical Human Services and her Master of Education in Counseling.
Ms. Romano-Taylor has 26 years of experience in the field of human resource development. She has designed, delivered, and managed performance based leadership and management training for numerous federal agencies to include the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Today, the percentage of military veterans in the United States Congress is at its lowest rate since World War II. According to a report by CNN, only 20% of the 535 members of the new Congress have served in the military, 25 from the Senate and 90 from the House of Representatives. Compare that to the Congress of 1975, where 70% of the members were military veterans.
The Cathedral of Christ the King
First Sunday after Christmas
December 28, 2014
Sermon Link: No Mas
One of the wonderful aspects of the Christmas season, which has just passed into history, is the flood of people and organizations who give generously, often to needy families and children. There are the more famous efforts—Salvation Army, Toys for Tots—and others less well known contributors to happiness, including fire departments, police departments, and many churches.