Posts with the tag “melissa-brogdon”
The Rocking-Horse Winner
by Communications Admin on August 18th, 2023
While working toward my bachelor’s degree, I was fortunate enough to have required reading assignments that I truly enjoyed. One of which was a book called The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawerence, first published in 1933. It is a grim tale about a family obsessed with money and status. So consumed by materialism, their dwelling place becomes an encapsulated nightmare of whispers for wealth. The...
Upside-Down Kinda Love
by Communications Admin on May 25th, 2023
About four years ago, my parents took a DNA test through Ancestry.com. My siblings and I were excited to discover the genealogy of our family from both sides of our DNA contributors. Surprising to no one, we found out both our parents carry at least 40% Native American DNA, primarily from the same area in North-Central Mexico. But then my DNA got interesting, and my lineage becomes what I like to ...
by Communications Admin on May 5th, 2023
Dodgeball, an iconic part of American culture, is both loved and played worldwide. Any American child who entered the public school system was exposed to the game either recreationally or through mandatory physical education requirements. Because I have always hated the game, I desired to understand the mind of the one who first developed it. What type of person creates a sport that’s main objecti...
Blessed are the Peacemakers
by Communications Admin on February 25th, 2022
Allow me to paint you a picture. It’s Thanksgiving dinner and you have been running around all day cooking, cleaning, and creating the perfect environment for your soon-arriving guests. You have cousins flying in at 2:00pm, your son and his new live-in girlfriend driving in from Oregon, and Uncle Tim coming in from Washington (a guy who never fails to greet everyone by asking them to pull his fing...
Living in Truth
by Communications Admin on January 27th, 2022
Truth, in this day and age, is very hard to find. Nowadays anyone can get on social media, make a post, and if they are witty and well-worded, what they write is often taken as factual. Basically, we no longer listen to those with degrees and scholars who have spent years researching a subject. Instead, we follow what sounds exciting, innovative and we especially like those who can elicit a range ...
by Communications Admin on July 22nd, 2021
Cats…you either love them or hate them. I have yet to find a person who has no opinion on our feline companions or nemesis (whichever you prefer) but the scientific name for our furry friend is Felis Catus. Here are some other entertaining truths…cats can run around 30 miles per hour, but only for a short distance. A house cat can beat superstar runner Usain Bolt in the 200 meter dash. Cats can ju...
Face to Face
by Communications Admin on June 3rd, 2021
So, several months ago I saw a preview for a documentary called The Real Face of Jesus. This documentary claimed to have a realistic 3D image of what Jesus actually looked like when he walked on earth. It piqued my curiosity because throughout my lifetime I have seen various images of Jesus, and I myself have had a very real human desire to know the face of God. When I was younger, I saw portrayal...
by Communications Admin on February 11th, 2021
2020 was a year everyone wants to forget! And as we entered 2021, it seemed as if the craziness of the previous year followed. How many of us are tired of living through historical, life-changing events? How many of us have logged out of social media sites and news broadcasts because the negativity and misinformation is mentally exhausting? Wouldn’t it be so much better if we had a button we could...