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More love, less hate

More love, less hate

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8)

I recently heard the quote “There is a thin line between love and hate.” But I did not agree with it. I believe that there is more than a thin line between love and hate. To me, they are polar opposites and are as far apart as east and west. Think about this, if a person was in a plane traveling east, even if they continued in that direction for years, they would still be traveling east. They would never intersect with west in this direction.

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Gone to Ghana: Emerging Entrepreneurs

Gone to Ghana: Emerging Entrepreneurs

When I first moved to Accra last year, I must admit it was lonely.

After all, I had no friends and no family, and although English is the country’s official language, many prefer to speak a local dialect, which left me lost in translation.  Slowly but surely though, I soon discovered the number of young entrepreneurs in Ghana was more than I ever expected.

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Man Talk: Like Father, Like Son

This past Sunday, we celebrated “Fathers Day.” It is a special day of recognition for the fathers and father figures in our lives. It also serves to highlight the importance that male influence has in the development of young men. As I think on this topic, the quote “like father, like son” comes to mind. This idiom has been around for hundreds of years and it is used when different generations of a family behave in the same way or have the same talents or defects.  It is a reminder that fathers willingly or unwillingly shape the behavior of their son.

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Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance

My name is Michelle K. Johnson and I have twice contributed to Insight News, and have appeared multiple times on "Conversations with Al McFarlane." Always, the topic has been related to children of color and child protection. As a former social worker, and current court advocate for allegedly abused and  neglected children, I have a professional perspective on this critical community issue.

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Fresh gift ideas for every dad

Fresh gift ideas for every dad

It's not your father's Father's Day. This year, consider a variety of unique gift choices to appeal to every kind of modern dad.

For the outdoorsy dad
Whether he is golfing, fishing, camping, hiking or gardening -- the outdoorsy dad's greatest summertime nemesis is insects. Yet many outdoorsmen and gardeners think twice about slathering on synthetic, man-made pesticides. This year, give Dad a less invasive, more elegant option: BugBand wristbands, whose natural vapors repel mosquitos, flies, gnats and more.The wristbands are reusable up to 120 hours, and come packaged in reusable plastic "pods." They are available in summery colors (including genderless choices such as red, yellow, light and dark green, blue, even a glow-in-the-dark version) and can also be fastened to belt loops, hatbands and the like. One of many BugBand natural insect repellent products (including sprays, towelettes and diffusers), the wristbands are available at retailers across the country ($4.95) and at www.bugband.net.

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New tool for gardeners helps strengthen plants

New tool for gardeners helps strengthen plants

As gardeners well know, there are plenty of challenges our landscapes will face throughout the growing season. Heat, drought, pests and disease can all take their toll on our plants, causing wilting, brown leaves, damaged plants and even plant death.  Fortunately, gardeners now have an exciting new organic tool for growing healthy, productive, and beautiful landscapes all season long.

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Let your moral conscience guide you

Let your moral conscience guide you

Over the last several days there have been many deep, soul-searching dialogues and conversations concerning President Obama’s statement that “he” has evolved to assuming the position of recognizing same-sex marriage.  He announced that after prayerful meditations, meaningful conversations with numerous friends and colleagues who are homosexuals; and thoughtful, inspiring discussions within his family “he” has come to realize the value and importance of all human beings (i.e. American citizens) whom he took an oath to serve as their president.

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