IMAGE AND REALITY: God’s Vision for Womanhood

What makes a woman beautiful?If the magazines in the checkout aisle are to be believed, women are beautiful if they are lanky, blonde, and air-brushed.If they carry a few extra pounds after that last pregnancy, if they have greying temples or a sagging chin or a furrowed brow, they are not trying hard enough!Contemporary media--television, movies, magazines and the movie industry--all support the idea that beauty is only skin deep.  For the teen girl struggling to understand her own w … [Read more...]

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Hurray! CVS Pharmacy, Peddler of Health Products, Will Stop Selling Cigarettes

It's been a decade or longer since my little local drug store, a small chain called Arbor Drugs, closed up shop and the property was sold to CVS Pharmacy.I still remember, though, how shocked I was upon entering the new establishment for the first time, to find that the entire front of the store was filled with crap that was harmful to people:  cigarettes and cigars; liquor; sleazy, off-color magazines, and junk food, marketed with their in-your-face, you-need-this-everyone's-doing-it … [Read more...]

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