How to Get Along with People, A Look at Psalm 23

In Psalm chapter 23, David says, the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He also says, the Lord, spreads a table before him in the presence of his enemies. Although we can trust God to supply All our needs, we must be mindful that God provides our needs through people. If you need … Continue reading How to Get Along with People, A Look at Psalm 23

FEMA Approves Whitmer Administration’s Application for Federal Funding to Provide an Additional $300 Per Week to Unemployed Michiganders

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, the United States Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) approved the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency’s application for funding that would provide an additional $300 per week payment to Michiganders receiving unemployment benefits.  “This is good news for the thousands of Michiganders who are still without work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading FEMA Approves Whitmer Administration’s Application for Federal Funding to Provide an Additional $300 Per Week to Unemployed Michiganders

Trial date set for legislators’ lawsuit against Newsom over executive order

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Aug 19, 2020 (The Center Square) – A trial date has been set for Oct. 21 in which two Republican Assemblymen will represent their case against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration over an executive order the governor issued changing election laws. The case will be heard by the Superior Court … Continue reading Trial date set for legislators’ lawsuit against Newsom over executive order

Wisconsin Election Commission rejects Kanye West’s ballot bid’s

By Benjamin Yount | The Center Square 2 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Kanye West will not be on the ballot in Wisconsin this fall.  The Wisconsin Election Commission late Thursday voted to keep West off the ballot because he missed the state's filing deadline. “If we’re going to hold their feet to the fire … Continue reading Wisconsin Election Commission rejects Kanye West’s ballot bid’s

Hollywood Romance or Real Relationship?

by Leah Nichols  You know you've done it.You've dreamed about a dashing romantic hero who will sweep you off your feet and take you away from the dullness of everyday life. Far away from the boredom of the mundane, you will delight in the continuous excitement of true love!'Course, there are many, many ways this scene … Continue reading Hollywood Romance or Real Relationship?

Whitmer to spend $60 million of federal money on schools; will consider reopening closed businesses

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 19 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday she will allocate $60 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to Michigan school districts and higher education institutions that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes from … Continue reading Whitmer to spend $60 million of federal money on schools; will consider reopening closed businesses

Confessions of a Dead Workaholic

by Matthew Eldridge   I hesitantly knocked on Frankie's door. After all, he was pretty much a stranger. We lived next door to each other in an apartment building and casually exchanged head nods and "hellos" with each passing. He seemed to be a nice man, always commenting on how precious he thought my baby daughter was.Fifty-something … Continue reading Confessions of a Dead Workaholic

Kids are Bigger Coronavirus Spreaders than Many Doctors Realized-Here’s How Schools can Lower Risk

Students and parents at California’s Hollywood High School go through temperature checks before picking up laptops for online learning. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images Phyllis Sharps and Lucine Francis The first U.S. schools have reopened with in-person classes, and they are already setting off alarm bells about how quickly the coronavirus can spread. Georgia’s Cherokee County School … Continue reading Kids are Bigger Coronavirus Spreaders than Many Doctors Realized-Here’s How Schools can Lower Risk

Why Everyone Suffers Rejection

by Nellie Shani   I was not surprised when he walked into my office. "Typical case", I thought to myself. At five feet, we were almost the same height as I sat on my high chair. Bad case of acne, ears that stand out, buck-toothed. I smiled and extended my hand.An hour later he was gone as … Continue reading Why Everyone Suffers Rejection

Whitmer Administration Applies for Federal Funding to Provide an Additional $300 Per Week to Unemployed Michiganders

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) submitted an application to the United States Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for funding that would provide an additional $300 per week payment to Michiganders receiving unemployment benefits.   “Right now, there are an unprecedented number of Michiganders who have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will provide some … Continue reading Whitmer Administration Applies for Federal Funding to Provide an Additional $300 Per Week to Unemployed Michiganders

5 Reasons to Let Students Keep their Cameras Off During Zoom Classes

Tabitha Moses, Wayne State University As the 2020-21 school year gets underway – both at the K-12 and college level – many students find themselves attending online classes via Zoom or similar teleconferencing platforms. Although sticking with remote instruction may be the correct decision from the standpoint of public health, it is not without problems. … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Let Students Keep their Cameras Off During Zoom Classes

Word of Encouragement: Counselors Corner: 12 Keys to a Healthy, Godly Marriage

by stephanie reck   Many of you may be like me, and did not have proper role models growing up for marriage. When I got married, I brought a lot of “baggage” into the relationship. I had absolutely no idea how to have a healthy, Godly marriage, but it is amazing how the Lord has instructed me. … Continue reading Word of Encouragement: Counselors Corner: 12 Keys to a Healthy, Godly Marriage

The Worst Thing You Can Do When Your Heart is Broken

by Greg Baker   You either are hurt or will have your heart broken eventually. This is the price of love. Yet when it happens to you the absolute worst thing you can do is wall yourself off from people.Here's the thing; it will always be a person or a group of people that hurt you. This … Continue reading The Worst Thing You Can Do When Your Heart is Broken

What Determines How People Perceive Your Personality?

by Greg Baker   Have you ever been misunderstood, taken the wrong way, or categorized and stereotyped incorrectly? Find out why this happens and what you can do to be perceived correctly by those around you.WORDS DEFINE YOUR PERSONALITYEssentially, you define yourself to those around you by the words you use. People do judge you by the … Continue reading What Determines How People Perceive Your Personality?

Knowing the End from the Beginning…Baddies Always Lose, Goodies Always Win!

by Georgina Tennant   My son hates anything sad or scary, even on television. Through movie afternoons, we keep asking him, "Who wins in the end?" eliciting the much-rehearsed reply, "Baddies always lose, goodies always win." Watching Cinderella, one Sunday afternoon, his usual panic set in. The initial beauty of the film faded into the darker scenes … Continue reading Knowing the End from the Beginning…Baddies Always Lose, Goodies Always Win!

Grace vs the Anger of Politics

by Stephen Kimball   As a Christian, I have been struggling with my own response to all that is going on in the country right now. I confess, I can get riled up in a “New York minute”, as they say, watching practically any news media. Politics couldn’t be more polarizing and it’s hard not to get … Continue reading Grace vs the Anger of Politics

Sen. Paul introduces legislation to allow federal education dollars to follow students

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square 20 hrs ago (The Center Square) – As states and local governments grapple over reopening schools in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, introduced a bill to ensure that federal education money follows students regardless of where they are educated. Paul introduced the Support Children Having Open … Continue reading Sen. Paul introduces legislation to allow federal education dollars to follow students

Young Black Americans not sold on Biden, the Democrats or voting

Will young, Black Americans turn out to vote in November? Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images David C. Barker, American University School of Public Affairs and Sam Fulwood III, American University Most political analysts define “swing voters” as those who swing their support from one party to the other between election cycles – determining winners and … Continue reading Young Black Americans not sold on Biden, the Democrats or voting

Changing Careers

by Kristin Hanley   In a society where job security is no longer applicable, changing careers doesn't carry the stigma it used to. In fact, most will change careers at least three times during their lifespan. And we're not just talking job changes, but actually careersa whole new venue.For some, change can be scary, and for others, … Continue reading Changing Careers

It’s Not Just Entertainment

by Anthony Weber   As the Traverse City Film Festival approaches, anyone going to downtown Traverse City will inevitably see one or twenty posters with this year's slogan: "One Great Movie Can Change You." I completely agree. This is not a new insight, of course. People have recognized the power of entertainment for thousands of years. However, … Continue reading It’s Not Just Entertainment