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Emerald’s Gem Box: The boiling frog affect

I have watched and listened closely these last several weeks about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and all the discussions about gun control since then. I cannot possibly understand the hurt and loss that these families have right now. Most of us, in all honesty, cannot fully grasp that. But, I do understand that they hate guns and feel as if guns took their children away. Since their children died by guns, that is where their anger lies. There is no changing that! No matter what is said…

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Passing Parade: The Last Ounce of Courage

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist Everyday heroes! Yes, that describes the four chaplains and their sacrifice. It was on Feb. 3, 1943, that the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, a military transport ship carrying 902 American servicemen and civilian workers, was torpedoed by a German submarine. The Dorchester was about 100 miles off the coast of Greenland. And it took about 18 minutes to sink below the frigid sea. On board, panic had ensued. The sailors who were not killed in the explosion or trapped below rushed to the decks, where some of…

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Christian Concepts: Billy Graham, God’s Servant

Gary B. King: Guest Columnist Billy Graham, God’s servant, died last Wednesday, Feb. 21. He was 99 years old. He has been called the Pope of Protestantism, America’s Pastor and Pastor to the Presidents. His impact on global evangelism, preaching the simple Gospel of Jesus Christ is unparalleled, and though he is dead, his influence will still be felt this side of heaven for years to come. Graham and his ministry were unique. He held 417 crusades in 185 countries sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with over 200 million…

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Your wealth of health… Reduce your anxiety

Emily Akers: Certified Personal Trainer Anxiety. One of the things we all have experienced, but is not always discussed. Anxiety can be caused by any number of things. There are a variety of coping mechanisms that can help get you through it. While not every strategy will work for you, pick what works the best. 1). Exercise. No matter what type of exercise your prefer, it will help relieve your anxiety symptoms. Exercising releases your natural ‘feel-good’ endorphins. If you only exercise once to help relieve anxiety, your anxiety will…

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