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There is a great deal of noise about the Day of Silence this Friday April 19, 2013. If you are not familiar with the initiative then you should check out the hyper-links in this article particularly if you have children in public schools. You need to know if your child’s school plans to participate and if so what you can…

If you are like me you try to read as many articles, blogs and books as possible but just cannot catch all of them.  “In Case You Missed It” is my way of pointing out a few “reads” that I think are too good to miss.   How to Partner with Parents as a Young Student Pastor - Austin McCann…

The tragic school shooting in Chardon, Ohio probably left you with the same gaping hole in your gut as it did mine. My first knowledge of the shooting came through a prayer request on twitter. I instantly Googled the name of the town and watched the internet newscast, praying that it was not as bad as had been reported. But…

Is everyone really a victim? If someone makes fun of you for being short, tall, skinny, fat, black, white, Hispanic, gay, straight, redneck, aristocrat, Christian or atheist - is that really bullying? Don’t misunderstand what I am saying: bullying is wrong and it must be addressed, especially by us as believers. But is everyone really a victim of bullying or…

John and Kelly Halligan lost their thirteen year old son, Ryan, to suicide on October 7, 2003. At the time of his death, Ryan was a middle school student in Essex Junction, Vermont. It was revealed in much greater detail after Ryan’s death that he had been ridiculed and humiliated by peers at school as well as on-line. In memory…

October marks the fifth anniversary of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month and specifically October 20 as a day for all of us to raise our voice against this injustice. As I stated in my previous post, “Warning Signs of Bullying,” this is not a new issue but it is one that seems to be out of control. Everyone is familiar…

Bullying is not a new problem in society but it is one that has grown to epidemic proportions. Bullies prey on those who are weak, different, and unique as well as those they deem a threat to their personal ego.  I like these simple definitions from The Free Dictionary:  bul·ly 1 n. pl. bul·lies 1. A person who is habitually cruel…

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