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Erin Haskell is a true artistic talent, surpassing a single style or art form. I sincerely hope Spokane embraces her as an artist and designer. Of course, I am her father.
Very interesting to read the work Center Point is dong in our community. The nonprofit community radio station KYRS has a weekly show spotlighting a different Spokane area nonprofit each week doing great things in our community. It´s on Saturdays from 9-10am on 88.1 or 92.3FM or streaming online at NonprofitSpokane.org
For almost 60 years Center Pointe´s mission has been to serve our most vulnerable in our community. A great way to support this mission is to become a "Friend of Center Pointe" and sign up to donate $10 or more a month. With 300-400 new friends who just $10, the work of providing recreational therapy to those with disabilities will continue. Learn more by calling Center Pointe at 325.5451 or visit http://www.ctrpt.com/friends.html
Poverty in kids´ literature? Pretty wonky stuff for grade schoolers. First you have to define it. What is poverty? Income below a certain level? Lack of basic necessities, like food and shelter? Fewer consumer goods and services than others? Then you have to explore the causes. In America, children in poverty are about seven times more likely to have been born out of wedlock. They are raised by a single parent, almost always a woman. If mom doesn´t have a high school diploma, it´s increasingly likely that the child will live in poverty. And then you have to factor in potential substance abuse and mental health issues, which also increase the chances of living in poverty.How long does poverty last? Is it a life sentence? The answer is that it´s not. People move up and down the socio-economic ladder all the time. Just because you´re born into poverty doesn´t mean you´re stuck there. And just because you´re born into a middle class or upper middle class is no guarantee you´ll stay there.
My last trip to Schweitzer I took out a pair of 7B Skis from the demo shop just to check them out. I was pleasantly surprised. On about 6 inches of fresh snow, the Powder Claws were amazing. I also ran into some crud on the way down, but these performed so well that I took them out on demo the next day too! My next purchase will be from 7B, that´s for sure. Keepin´ it local. - BigSki
There are factors that may not be addressed by this study, at least as described. Younger evangelicals are less committed to a specific denomination than prior generations. And even members of older generations will leave a denomination or a church if their theology deviates from evangelical doctrine. The most interesting aspect of the study is what hasn´t happened since it was released. Nobody has characterized it as an insult to Christianity, rioted, attacked an embassy or any governmental office, physically assaulted anybody, or even threatened to do so. Maybe a comparison of Moslems to evangelical Christians is inaccurate and unfair. Maybe Islam is a problem, not religion in general.
this sounds like a terribly interesting study, and I´d be curious to see the results once 2000 and 2010 are compared. I don´t know, however, if it´s fair to assume that the correlation of higher retention in denominational churches in counties with megachurches is actually BECAUSE of the presence of the megachurch. There could be plenty of other cultural factors in play. The "foil" idea makes sense but I don´t think denominational church attenders are necessarily that influenced by the presence of a megachurch, especially since many of them are from an older generation with different ideas about church.
I am not surprised that mega-churches should have such an affect. Americans are a nation of consumers. And we have come to see a church as a place to get our needs met. In this, there is an underlying flaw. And be it a fault at the pulpit, or the congregation; it is still there. It is true that a church needs to be a hospital, helping the sick to become well. But the healthy church teaches its members to get well, find what gifts they have, and then use them to help others along the path. The ultimate objective is not “Self.” It’s about serving God. It’s a direct conflict with the consumerism model that is "All about me."A small church could be a good incubator, but not great at having growth opportunities. I would also speculate that a mega-church could be excellent at music, and sermons; but too unwieldy to be affective at instilling the use of one’s gifts. And by their nature, I’d think a mega-church would attract a more consumer-minded individual to it any way. This would seem to leave a middle-ground for medium-sized churches to attract some people, with a desire to grow up, and be used.
Regarding the section "Party Wisely, Dude", I remember driving through the Logan Neighborhood a few falls ago and seeing in the fading light a party in a yard. It appeared that folks were having a lot of fun until I realized that one of the young woman was stumbling drunk and appeared to be having an alcohol-induced seizure, resulting in her flopping around on the ground like a fish out of water. I called 911 and hoped that law enforcement responded appropriately. I have written about this and what is referred to as Officer Brownlee´s Excellent Adventure athttp://spokanepoliceabuses.wordpress.com/2007/09/16/you-honkey-we-drinkey-or-officer-brownlees-excellent-adventure/There are a couple YouTube videos of the episode there. The address in question, per the text accompanying the first You Tube video, indicates that the address is or was a Gonzaga University property.
Words can say only so much, check out the videohttp://vimeo.com/30566252
Thursday, October 6 from 6-9 at The Flying Pig on E. Sprague is the beginning of a new reading series, this one titled Flying Pig Numero Uno, hosting Sam Ligon and Sherry Jones, among many others.
We knew Amy and Brent before Gobal Neighborhood, even before they were married, and the selfless service you see from them today is no surprise - it´s who they´ve always been. Passionate, caring, hard working, and seeking nothing in return. The Prize is well-deserved!
Absolutely one of the most passionate and committed groups working for the disadvantaged and marginalized in our community. Two big thumbs up for the recognition.
Love this article, but The Red Door has closed. The Inlander should get Vodicka to write more often for them.
Great article, thanks for shining a little light on the sport - it´s only going to get bigger and bigger. Rapid Fire Plastics Disc Golf in Post Falls has, without question, the largest selection of discs and equipment to choose from in the area. Would be cool if we could get an article written up on the Farragut Open disc golf tournament coming up in October - that would also be great coverage for the sport. Thanks again for the kind words on disc golf.ScottWPDGA #28786
Hey, reuster.Thanks for your comment. I´m glad you liked the article. I do intend to keep playing (or whatever the disc golf equivalent of ball golf´s "hacking" is). I´ll always welcome the insight and tips of a seasoned player. You can find me on Twitter if you´d like to connect to play.Best,Scott
I´m a huge disc golf fanatic. The sport is annually growing in popularity in the Spokane area. That´s a good thing.Your article is good publicity for the sport and hopefully it will inspire others to try playing disc golf. And hopefully you´ll keep playing and write some more articles in the future. It would be cool to run into you at Downriver or High Bridge, play a round and thank you in person for writing the article.
the general store has more disc`s the Big 5,stimpis,REI,Sports Aut AND a better selection too.
I appreciate the work that Weihang Chai has accomplished thus far. The question I ask is how will this knowledge from the lab reach the cancer patient? What avenue? I have included a link about a physician who does have incredible results with treating cancer in Texas. Watch to find out the difficulty he has encountered! It is a must watch documentary. http://vimeo.com/24821365
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