FRC Weekly Articles

Home for the holidays: Be safe

11/26/2022
Cathy Brownfield

It’s that time again, with many festivities planned over the next month or so. Highway safety campaigns also are under way to keep folks safe between parties. Those who abstain from substance use/misuse are making their plans. Christmas parties are scheduled. There will be parades and sitting on Santa’s knee to whisper in his ear what each child hopes to find under the Christmas tree this year.

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Effects of bullying can last a lifetime

11/12/2022
Cathy Brownfield

When we watch media reports showing adults using bullying tactics to fuel division in this country, how can we not expect bullying at every level of our society? If we want our children to be kind, they need to see kindness at work around them. If we want our children to accept others, we must assure that they see us walking the walk that we keep talking about. If we spew angry, ugly words that spell hatred, our children will learn to hate. If we bully others, will our children not follow in our footsteps?

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Honor for our veterans

11/05/2022
Cathy Brownfield

I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United Sates and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice, so help me God.

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The power of positive thinking

10/29/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Norman Vincent Peale wrote The Power of Positive Thinking in 1952, a self-help book about the power of thinking positively and finding a “happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life.” As we can see, negativity is not a recent development, but is a part of the human condition, an issue that has fallen on mankind forever.

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About moms, beginning with mine

10/22/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Today, I am going to talk about mothers, mine in particular. I hope you will indulge me.

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