Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month. While Veterans Day honors those who have previously served in the military and Memorial Day honors those who have died in military service, Military Appreciation Month honors those who serve today in the military as well as those who have served in the past, including those died in service. As … Read more

Fibromyalgia and Stroke Awareness Months

May is both Fibromyalgia Awareness Month and National Stroke Awareness Month. While these two conditions are different in many ways, they are alike in that both can be debilitating. And I am well-acquainted with both. Fibromyalgia is not a disease, but a syndrome. There is no known cause and no specific test for diagnosis. There … Read more

Stop Child Abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Although the month is nearly over, it’s not too late to raise awareness of the crucial problem. Child abuse not only causes immediate pain at the time it happens, it damages the child even into adulthood. People can overcome the trauma of child abuse, but often they don’t. … Read more

Sixty Million People Gone

According to the US Abortion Clock, more than sixty million people have been killed in the womb in the US since Roe v Wade was decided by the Supreme Court forty six years ago today. More than 1500 unborn babies are aborted every day. Among those murdered babies, were there men and women like Martin … Read more

Religious Freedom Day

I was sick yesterday and failed to write a post for Religious Freedom Day, which is January 16th. Although late, I wanted to recognize this important day. Freedom of religion is one of our most significant freedoms, and we must stand up for it in a time when “separation of church and state” is predominant. … Read more

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

My husband was a Master Peace Officer, the highest level of law enforcement in the state of Texas. I appreciate all law enforcement officers and agencies. They take risks every day to protect us and keep our communities safe. I pray for their safety and protection. O LORD God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray … Read more

November Is …

November is recognized for so many causes that I am recognizing several of them in this one post. I have devoted full posts to individual “months” in the past. National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month This is a cause close to my heart as I have seen this disease first hand in my grandfather, my father, … Read more

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Month. That’s a cause close to my heart for two reasons:  When I owned an interior landscape company, I employed individuals with disabilities and found them to be conscientious, hard workers. In a previous post, I wrote about a worker who was profoundly deaf.  When I had a stroke at … Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is¬†Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). If you’re fortunate enough to have no firsthand knowledge of domestic violence, this is a good time to learn about it. You may be surprised to find out that someone you know and respect is an abuser or a victim. Many years ago, I knew nothing about domestic violence. … Read more