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June 2011

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Fatherhood And What It Means To Me

By Dr. Ed McNair I have fond memories of Mother’s Day as a child growing up. I even remember a line from one of my Mother’s Day speeches that I recited in church around eight or nine years old on one of our Mother’s Day programs. Here is a line or two from one of them. Mothers never change, I guess, in their tender thoughtfulness. She will still ask you questions like these: Are you still wearing your B­V­D’s? Summer has long been gone. You should have your winter flannels on. Special attention is given to our mothers on Mother’s Day, as it should be, because mothers are special. But on the other hand, I do not remember them ever having a Father’s Day program at the little church where I grew up. I have no memories of a Father’s Day speech. But I do have wonderful memories of my father. He led us in prayer every night, and he was active in our lives. We knew that he was there and we loved him, “ all twelve” of us. There was a sister who went to prison to see what she could do to help the men in prison to try and bring some joy to their lives. She noticed that in a few weeks Mother’s Day was coming up so she thought to get some Mother’s Day cards for the men to send to their mothers. It was an overwhelming success; all of the men obtained cards to send to their mothers. She thought to do the same thing again when Father’s Day came around, and so the sister brought cards in for the men to send to their fathers. To her surprise hardly any of the men took the cards to send to their fathers. So what does this and many other things tell us about our father­son relationships? How can we help change this deficit and help our men to honor their fathers, and fathers to be more honorable? As a father of four sons and three daughters, all of whom are now grown, may I offer some suggestions that I think will help our men to become better fathers and thereby help our society. May I say that we fathers are not competing with our mothers; we are all connected, and we are workers together with God. You can’t help

one without helping the other ­we are in this together. If we are going to have a strong society, we must have a strong family and it must begin at the cradle. Young fathers, you have just as much responsibility in rearing the child as does the mother. Learn to hold your baby, console your baby, control your baby, feed your baby, change your baby, and when the baby is crying and even if you are tired, never say, “Shut that kid up!” You take your child up and hold your child. There is nothing more manly than to gently hold your child in your strong arms. Be there for your children all through their lives. Train up the child in the way that he should go and when he or she is old he will not depart from his training. On this special Father’s Day, you fathers who have stood firmly and talked the talk, walked the walk, worked the work, raised up your children, you great fathers, you senior fathers many of you well stricken in age, ravaged by the passing of time, and hard work, shoulders drooping, hair gray, (what’s left of it) we salute you! And you young fathers may God bless and keep you. May He shine His light upon your pathway, guide and strengthen you for the journey of fatherhood. By Ray Valez Sitting in the passengers seat on our way to church my eight year old son, Isaiah, turned to me and said, “Dad, I want to be just like you.” His words illustrate the innate longing in each child to become like the one that leads them. When I held my son in my arms for the first time at his birth I realized the incredible responsibility I was given to lead him. Before a father can lead his children he must be a man that can lead himself. We must realize that whatever is in us is what we will give to others. We will teach what we know and reproduce what we are. Just as one can not withdraw from their bank account more than was deposited, so a man is limited to what he has internally (from his heart) to raise his children with. However, with God there are no limits. God is no respecter of persons. He

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self, I feel, is the major reason responsibility seems to be lost in today's society. This is partly the reason we see 50% of all children born today taken home from the hospital to homes where the father is absent. LA County takes care of 500,00 of these children in its welfare system. These children are the direct result of irresponsible men in our society. A few years ago, when my friend Charles Williams and I were overseeing the building of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, we encountered a worker who boasted to us that he had impregnated some 7 women in Pomona and was a dad of 7 children. Charles asked the worker if he supported those 7 children he helped bring into the world. With great foolish pride, the worker said that the mothers were taking care of the children, he didn't support any of them. With that, Charles walked the worker to the job office and handed him a check for that day's services and ordered him to not return to the jobsite. Charles also suggested, in language that the worker could not misinterpret, that he never again call himself a father because in reality he was a disgrace to his family, his race, and society. Charles said to me afterwards, "If a man isn't using his paycheck to take care of his family, he doesn't deserve a job." Today I am not only a dad, but a grandfather. The same joy I felt with the birth of my children I experienced all over again with all my grandchildren. The grandchildren give me a second chance at raising my children without the mistakes that came about through lack of age, wisdom, and knowledge. The joy they bring me everyday goes back to the day I took on the responsibility of fatherhood all those years ago. For all these experiences, joys, ups and downs, I can honestly say that I am thankful to God for his guidance, compassion, and love he has shown toward me while I continue learning to be a dad to my children and their children.

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see, know, and apply ourselves to the instruction of Gods word. His word can and will take you beyond the limits of your past and move you to overcome obstacles and boundaries that seem to hold you in fear and apprehension of your future. Look at the life you have been given and see it for what it is – an opportunity to connect with your Creator in relationship with Him. Our sons and daughters observe more than we know and will not be raised simply by our speech but by our lifestyle. Our lifestyle has been shaped by the one we have been led by. Who, father, is your leader. By Deo Miller In 1957 I had just turned 18 years old when my daughter was born. It was a time of excitement mixed with joy. When I held her for the first time I could see how perfectly made she was. Her little toes, fingers, and nose were perfectly formed. She was my little child. A few days after having her home, the realization of being a dad awakened me to the responsibility I now had. I was now responsible for the welfare of my little family. It was going to be up to me to provide food, shelter, and lots of care for them. This new responsibility was solely mine ­ not that of my parents or wife's parents. The responsibility of caring for my family was mine. That's a hard thing for a 18 year old to deal with. Sure, I wanted to party, sleep in all day and hang out all night, and run wild with my friends. But I was faced with the decision of playing the part of a fool or being a responsible dad. I chose to be responsible for that beautiful little life I had helped to create. I'm so glad I did. Today I am still reaping the benefits of choosing to be a responsible dad. Sure, things were tough, money was hard to make. But every time my daughter or son would call to me "hey, dad", my heart feels the joy of being loved by them all over again. Being a dad will cost you something. It will cost you time, your selfishness (the idea that it's about me), money, personal freedom to do what you want when you want. The list is endless. The sacrifice of

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How to Make a Website

By William Robinson In todays day and age,where computer users are increasing by large numbers monthly,the website has developed as a means of self expression or as a launch point for business pursuits. There are countless ways of learning how to make a website using such tools as the WYSIWYG(What You See Is What You Get)HTML Editor.This is basically a point and click to create program.If you want a website fast,try it. Good places for these are myspace.com or your internet service provider.They can provide you with a free website where you can really be creative with there (what you see is what you get editor) HTML stands for Hyper Text

Markup Language and was the standard language when the graphical user interface(GUI)was implemented into the windows operating system. There are other languages that can be used to make a website,such as Flash,xml,dhtml and a few others.In my opinion,the most flexible language and most easy to learn is html. A great online source to learn html is html goodies(http://www.htmlgoodies.com ).The online tutorials found here are second to none and range from basic to advanced.This is where I learned basic html and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn the language. Lets talk about the basic layout of your first page of your website. Is this a personal website? Will it be a website showcasing products that you

intend to sell? If this is a personal website,You can start by having all your links on the left side of the page,your text content can be in the middle with images if you like.On the right side of the page can be more links and images.You will need to divide the page into 3 sections to accomplish this.It can be done with table commands or with the divison command.Please go to the html goodies(http://www.htmlgoodies.com )site for futher explanations of these and future terms in this article for the best clarification possible. Now,lets say you want to make a website for your small business that your starting.For example,your going to be selling computer games. You will want people to know about your website and this entails submitting your website to the major search

engines and directories,such as google,yahoo.msn,altavista and others. Here is a great list of directories,both paid and free. (http://www.seocompany.ca/director y/web足directories.html) It is most advantageous for new online business's to register a domain name.This is important for two reasons. First,with a .com domain,your business will look professional.Secondly,from a search engine prospective,a domain name with a .com suffix is more prudent. You need to pick a domain name that is the most relevant to your business.For example,your selling computer games and accessories. How about http://www.best足 computer足games.com ? You can do a search for available domain names at http://www.namesearch.com Relevancy is a big factor in how the search engines will rank your site,so keep this in mind when choosing a domain name. You want your small business website to be informative,to the point,and to keep your viewers interested at all times they are on your website..Nothing turns off a website visitor more than the link to a page they click on(yours)to be slow loading into there web browser. There are ways to speed up the loading process of a webpage into the web browser.If you have alot of images on your website,you should always denote the height and width of the image in the link. An Example: after the second quotation mark in the word alt.The opening tag is < This goes right by the letter i in the word image. If I do that in this article,I will receive an error becuase there is no such file,its just an example to show you. Doing this will make your web pages load very quickly into the site visitors web browser.Have a question about the alt""? Ok,I will explain this to

you.Lets say your image is of a computer game. If you would type inside of the quotes of the alt command: alt="This is the best computer game" Now,when the page loads and someone puts there mouse over the image,what you typed in the alt command will be displayed as text.You can type whatever you want in the alt command,but if your looking for search engine relevancy,I would type in one of your keywords thats relative to the product that displays as the image. As mentioned before,for further clarification of images,go to the html goodies site(http://www.htmlgoodies.com)for there image tutorial. To keep the viewer staying on your website,you need to make sure all your links are operational and not dead links.Meaning,there is a page not found error(404) that displays when someone would click on one of your links from your main page. Meta tags and Keywords are important so your site can receive the highest possible ranking and relevancy. To learn more about meta tags and keywords,go to html goodies(http://www.htmlgoodies.co m)This is another topic all together that I wont go into in detail in this article. I would just like to say that The WYSIWYG(What you see is what you get)html editors are good for the quick fix website,I dont get the gratification of building a website using that method. I code all my webpages by hand in windows notepad. This will take longer but I do receive more satisfaction designing my webpages this way. There is a site that I recommend you visit. There are $0.99 video tutorials about website design tips and tricks.There are over 8 hours in video tutorials in all,plus other great memberships and programs.

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By AskLifeCoach@Hotmail.com Are you a King or Queen of procrastination? If so, I completely identify with you! If, on the other hand, you are one of those miraculously organized people with never a slip of paper out of place…I admire you! I would love to have your organizational skill, but I simply was not born with that super power! I believe it may be genetic. I’m currently in the 5th week of cleaning my mother’s house and I am discovering disturbing similarities between us. Luckily, I’ve already read the wonderful book GETTING THINGS DONE by David Allen. If you need serious guidance on getting organized, this is a great book. My mother’s house has not been organized and deep cleaned in at least 10 years. Maybe the reason Mom stopped cleaning back then was because she had filled up all her closets and cabinets and drawers with 25 years worth of old mail, receipts, utility bills and check book statements along with of course, pieces of string too short to use! I believe she has saved every pair of old shoe laces from every pair of shoes she has ever thrown away. I did not grow up like this. I grew up in a house that had the appearance of being neat and tidy. So what happened? My best guess is that as we get older, some of us recognize what is important in our lives…and it doesn’t happen to be living in the cleanest house in town! Is this good or bad? That depends on the person. I don’t think there is a right amount of neatness or tidiness or even cleanliness. We each need to find our own comfort zone. For instance, when I move into a house, I have to clean everything from top to bottom, and inside out. My logic is that I want to live in a house where the ONLY dirt in the house is MY DIRT! Starting from a neat and organized position I am then able to allow piles

of things to form. Lucky for me, over the years, and with the help of David Allen’s book, I’ve discovered that I am able to create acceptable sized piles using amazing containment devices some people call boxes! Once I got organized I realized that I was never going to be the “not a single scrap of paper out of place” type of person I would like to be…it’s simply not realistic. However, I can limit my pile to one location and to a specific box size. My game plan is to allow papers to pile up until they can no longer be contained by the box. At that point I force myself to sort and do what needs to be done with each piece of paper. I have it dialed in. I am happy with my system. It works for me. But how on earth do you go into your mother’s house and organize her stuff? The first week was a nightmare. She wanted to look at every scrap of paper before allowing me to toss it. Just when I thought I would go crazy something interesting happened; mom fell and broke her pelvis and probably a couple of her ribs. Normally this would be terrible news; however, I immediately noticed that the excruciating pain from her injuries seemed to be occupying her thoughts completely. Not to mention that she was suddenly immobile! What a streak of luck. Of course, for the first few days it didn’t seem like luck. It seemed like a nightmare. I’ve never fancied myself the loving caregiver type! For a few days I felt as if my life had been terminated and I would never have a moment to myself again. But, once we took delivery of the hospital bed, bedside commode and wheel chair, life settled down a bit and I decided I had been given a gift! I was now completely free to roam the house, all behind mom’s back, while she dozed on and off in front of the nice loud TV!

Things began to hum! Literally. We emptied years of papers into a box and fired up the shredder! I am positive that she is not going to miss her electric bills from 1983! Every piece of clothing is now washed and hung nicely organized in her closet. She has new hooks installed to allow her to hang things up where she can find them again. The place is looking pretty spiffy! And not a bit too soon! The physical therapist came 2 days ago and said mom could start walking with the walker! I’ve spent the last 2 days speedily removing the last remnants of give away items mom forgot she ever owned! I was surprised by the panic I felt at hearing the good news that mom could be mobile again! Everything in life is a choice. Sometimes things happen that seem terrible and we feel as if our life will never again belong to us! I feel so grateful that I was able to see the silver lining in my circumstance! I was able to see it and act on it because I was expecting something good to come out of what appeared to be a disaster! I believe that everything we bring into our lives is there to help us…EVERYTHING…even the things that we think we HATE! But when we truly believe, we AT LEAST have a CHOICE about how we THINK, about a situation…then the MAGIC is able to happen for us…silver linings begin to appear! May the rest of your life be the best of your life! FREE email consultation. LIFE COACHING is a forward looking, positive approach, which includes easily learned decision making techniques, designed to help YOU make your OWN Good Life Choices. Everything in life is a choice, sometimes it helps to have a coach. AskLifeCoach@Hotmail.com

By Ethel Martin­Miller Thank God for fathers! I thank God for my father and seven brothers that I grew up with. My parents had 14 children and 10 of us grew up together. There were ten boys and four girls, but sadly they lost four of them. The older group was raised with our dad, Isaac Baber and our mom, Pinkie Baber but the younger group with our mom only. I did not have the privilege of having my father in the home. My mother was a single mom who did 100% plus on raising her five youngest children. As I read the history on Father’s Day, it made me reflect on my seven brothers all of whom are deceased now except one, Samuel. My brothers were the father images in my life. They were strong, hard workers and made sure our mom and the girls were safe and secure. All my brothers had totally different personalities, but the one thing they had in common was they loved our mom and us girls. Our oldest sister Grethel, now deceased, helped raise us and grew up with seven brothers. She wanted for nothing because the boys were there. All she had to do was call. The last two of the bunch, my sister Helen and I, were the babies of the family. I remember when we entered high school. We had seven fathers (brothers) telling us what we could do

and what we could not do. Ha ha! There were times when we had to get permission from them to go out, but I would not change anything about my life and being sheltered by my brothers. Fathers come in all forms. The main thing is the love and concern that is shown toward a child. It is truly time to let the fathers in our lives know that they are appreciated. I read in the Father’s Day History that on Father’s Day there are more collect calls made to fathers than on Mother’s Day. Come on ­ try to do it differently this year. Pay for the call! I’m sure that will be a gift in itself, but if you must, make the collect call. I congratulate all fathers on Father’s Day, and I hope good things happen for you. To those fathers who haven’t stepped up, whatever has happened in the past it is a new day, new chances, and new opportunities to do things differently. Don’t let this Father’s Day pass without making some changes. Father’s Day is a day to reflect on our fathers or whomever has stepped up and been that father in our lives, to make that call and thank them. We are all human beings and need to be encouraged and thought of. So pick up the telephone and make that call.

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Ergonomic Office Furniture: Advantages Galore By Suchita Sehni Furniture is perhaps the most important aspect that goes into making a perfect office setup. Office furniture, thus, should be such that adds charm to the existing décor of your office. However, it is equally important to ensure that the office furniture is ergonomic in design so that the people working in the office do not complain of any physical problem even after using the furniture for hours on end. According to a recent study, an employee spends over thirty percent of his time in office and most of it while working. Therefore, if the office furniture is not comfortable and ergonomic in design, it is likely that he or she will

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(APPLE VALLEY, Calif.) Knowing what you want as a career is often the biggest hurdle someone faces. In the case of 27 year old Tanya Stenner Reutler however, she always knew she wanted to work in the medical field as a physical therapist, she just needed the right place to get started “I was a stay at home mother with three children, going through a divorce working to make a living and keep food on the table,” said Tanya. “I would take odd jobs here and there when I could, but I really didn’t have anything I could count on. I had always been interested in physical therapy, and I knew the medical field was stable, so I began looking at schools that offered a degree in physical therapy.” To her disappointment, she found herself being guided away from physical therapy programs, and directed to enroll in medical assistant programs. Feeling discouraged, she initially agreed to pursue a career as a medical assistant. However, she remained determined to continue searching for a school close to home, offering a degree in physical therapy.

Tanya admits that it was actually her sister who first told her about Four­D College, after doing some research on the internet. Suggesting she take a look at their massage therapy program, Tanya was impressed how closely it was related to the physical therapy degree she desired, and decided to call the school to schedule an appointment to learn more.

program with the admissions office, she found that the Four­D College massage therapy program prepared students to take the national therapeutic massage exam; which upon completion allowed them to become certified as either massage therapists or physical therapy assistants. “I had a good feeling about Four­D College right away,” said Tanya. “I liked physical therapy, massaging joints and muscles to help patients through their injury or pain seemed perfect for me. Like many people, I thought massage therapy was all spa related. But it is closely related to physical therapy; it’s an excellent way to get started.” Making the decision to enroll close to home at the Four­D College Victorville campus, Tanya said the entire process was a breeze, with the administrative staff readily available to help her in every way necessary. “There even was a financial aid counselor assigned to help me apply for scholarships and grants, to help pay for my tuition,” said Tanya. “They really take care of everything, so you can concentrate on doing your best to succeed in the classroom. My instructor was great also. He never gave up on us and took the time to make sure we really understood everything. I got a great foundation for what to expect in the workplace.” As part of her requirement for graduation from the eight­month program, Tanya accepted an externship with Desert Cities Chiropractic in Victorville. While Four­ D College externs are not paid for work during this portion of their education, externships give students

the practical work experience and skills needed to succeed in their chosen career path. “Four­D College set my appointment for the externship with Desert Cities Chiropractic in the morning,” said Tanya. “Right after my interview, they asked if I could start work that same day. I was able to transfer what I learned in class to real life situations pretty easy. They really liked my personality and the techniques I learned from my instructor. Even the clients began telling them how happy they were with me. It wasn’t long before they decided to keep me on full time.” Now working full­time in a career that she enjoys, Tanya says her life has changed and feels confident she can take care of her family much better now. Crediting Four­D College with helping her to understand she can achieve what she sets her mind to doing, she says she would like to build on what she has learned, and become a physical therapist one day. So what advice does Tanya have for people thinking about enrolling in Four­D College to make a change in their life? “I would tell them to do it. The programs are great and the teachers are wonderful. The people at Four­D College can help you to really understand your career choice and they work with you at your level to understand the material, never talking down to you, always helping you to do the best you can to be successful.” Four­D College provides education in the growing health care field at locations in Colton and Victorville. assistant, massage therapy and Four­D College offers programs in pharmacy technician. vocational nursing, medical assistant, New courses begin monthly at medical billing and coding, dental Four­D College and courses are

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The Prodigal Son Parable

By David Harris III The parable represents GOD as a father to all mankind. It represents the children of men as of different character. He had two sons, one of them a solid youth, but not at all good humored to those about him. The other volatile and impatient of restraint, roving and willing to try his fortune. The younger son is the

prodigal. What his request to his father was. “Give me the portion of goods due me”. The great folly of sinners is being content to have their portion now in this life time. They look only at the things that are seen. He was weary of his fathers Government. We the folly of many young men, who never think themselves their own masters til they have

broken all Gods laws. And instead of them bound themselves with the cords of their own lust. The younger son was distrustful of his fathers management. He thought that if he had his portion he could manage it better than his father. There are more young peoples ruined by pride. His father was to him, he

Can You Handle The Truth? By Pastor John Clark “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that you might have life, and that you might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Matthew 21:22 These are just 3 of the promises of God. Do we believe these promises? Do we stand on them? How often have we heard these promises, or even quoted them without realizing their power? When we look around, most of those of us who are called by His name are just as bad, if not worse off than those without the promises. We spend our lives asking, “When Lord? When will I experience my breakthrough?” Most of us live our entire Christian lives under the false impression that there is some sort of nobility in our suffering because we have been wrongly taught that our loving Father sends trials,

sickness, and poverty as some sort of right of passage. This article is being written because “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Luke 4:18­19 “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” Romans 10:14­15 This article is being written under the leadership of Pastor John H. Clark. Pastor Clark accepted his calling 32 years ago (October 28,1979) When he was instructed by the Lord to organize the NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH he accepted his assignment and has worked tirelessly to maintain the honor and dignity of his calling. Because of his passionate love for God, and Gods people Pastor Clark is committed to defending God’s Word against

erroneous teachings, to show the simplicity of the Word of God, and to “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1, Pastor Clark is dedicated to using the Word of God to demonstrate the difference between church goers and Kingdom dwellers. Although diligent in his efforts, Pastor Clark remains humble in his desire to assist in opening the eyes of the spiritually blind so that they may know and experience all the benefits of Calvary. In the articles to come Pastor Clark hopes to show God’s people what the New Covenant really is, and who we are under the New Covenant; The benefits of the New Covenant, and what is keeping us from receiving those benefits. The answer may surprise you. We pray that you will be set free and made whole by the right interpretation of the Word of God. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

divided unto his sons his living. All that I have is thine. He gave the younger son what he asked. Thus he might see his fathers kindness. He would see his own folly, he was not a wise manager after all. He spent his goods as fast as he could, then made himself a beggar. Now the condition of the prodigal, it represents to us a

sinful state, which man has fallen. The great love and affection of the father was to received his son. He came home hungry, his father fed him and had him a feast... It was merry for the return of a prodigal son, even the brother received his younger brother and he was reconciled as the lost prodigal.

...And The Pursuit of Happiness

By Josephine Williams The Constitution of the United States guarantees the citizens of this country the right to pursue happiness. Gurus of all kinds have all types of remedies to guide their followers toward a state of happiness. As consumers, we are bombarded with advertisements of products and services that promise euphoria if we partake of their offerings. Billions of dollars are spent annually in the race toward the elusive dream of grabbing onto happiness. Why is it that so many are unable to grasp this desire state? Let’s start by realizing that some don’t understand the concept of happiness. Basing happiness on materialism is a no­win situation because the more we acquire, the harder we must work in the attempt to hold on to possessions while reaching to gain more. It becomes necessary to advance in our careers to earn larger salaries so that we can purchase more. The house we had to buy a few years ago doesn’t satisfy any longer ­ too small, wrong neighborhood, etc. Last year’s car is now undesirable because it is not top of the line, or it doesn’t match what our neighbors own. We must have the latest and the best and thus begins the vicious cycle of competing against the rational and a society that advocates on behalf of selfishness and greed. The result is debt and emotional and physical illness. The very objects we sought to make us happy have taken us to the opposite condition ­ destruction. Changing our mentality regarding happiness will bring about a different result. Happiness doesn’t come from the outside, not in material possessions and not from people. If we depend on others to make us happy, we will be disappointed eventually. It is not in possessions because we don’t feel satisfied for very long before we’re looking for something else. That means we must look within ourselves to find the happiness we long for. Putting self in order is the proper gateway. Putting self in order is a process. Step one, know thyself. Understand and accept your strengths and weaknesses. Use strengths to your advantage and discover strategies to overcome weaknesses that may be important in your future. Once you accept who you are, build confidence instead of tearing yourself down. Celebrate your uniqueness! This takes time and effort but well worth all the hard work. The ultimate resource to happiness is a firm spiritual connection. Try as hard as we may, life has too many turns, detours, and obstacles to navigate life’s journeys alone. There are many situations like death, illness, job loss, divorce that we absolutely cannot control. And because these problems are bound to occur, it is necessary to have a foundation on which to stand so that we don’t fall off the edge. Knowing there is a divine power greater than anything human to support us through all catastrophes great and small allows us to stand and walk patiently through each difficulty. Only God can keep us centered when all around us seem to be spinning out of control. Only He can fill our voids so that we can live fulfilled lives and feel content with the blessings He bestows upon us. Trust God for everything; peace and happiness will abide.


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Savannah McClain which was selected to receive an Academic Excellence Award, at the Award Assembly of Condit Elementary, Claremont, California June 7, 2011. This honor was given to Savannah because of the achievement she attained as a kindergarten. As Principal Malally and The Condit educators so eloquently stated, this award and ceremony reaffirms to all, that hard work and time dedicated to study is worthwhile. They believe in celebrating successes. Congratulation goes out to Savannah as well as her parents.

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HEALTHY COMMUNITY

Alzheimer's Disease

The Devastating Effects Of Alzeheimer's Disease On The Whole Family

By: Monee L Tyler

Aging is universal in that similar changes in human behavior occur at about the same age for all persons. Life satisfaction is a critical dimension to well senior citizens because it is directly attributable to their quality of life. The senior years are concerned with the development and enhancement of one's physical, spiritual, and mental well being. As one grows older and becomes a senior citizen, in theory, life tends to slow down and one begins to explore life as a retired person enjoying friends and family (Berk 2008, 478­479). As a result of increased time and a change in responsibilities, can either be a time of enrichment or a time of pain. In addition, factors such as exercise, diet, personal habits and psychosocial influences, play a major role in achieving ―successful aging Erik Erikson’s theory ego integrity versus despair involves a time when one contemplates accomplishments and develops a sense of integrity feel whole, complete, and that they have lived a successful life. The negative outcome of this

stage is despair and occurs when elders feel that their life has been unproductive, feels guilt about the past, or feels they have not accomplished life goals. Without another opportunity, the despairing person finds it hard to accept impending death and becomes overwhelmed with bitterness, defeat, depression and hopelessness . Other theorists, Robert Peck, Joan Erikson, and Gisella Labouvie­Vief, have clarified Erikson’s vision of late adulthood—specifying the tasks and thought processes that contribute to a sense of ego integrity. The elderly population will grow even more rapidly as 76 million baby boomers reach age 65 and older between 2010 and 2030. Nevertheless, many older adults place such high value on independence that they do not want a great deal of support from the people close to them. Although most people 65 and older are healthy, as many as one in four older Americans in some kind of racial group are not in healthy condition. Twenty three percent of African Americans rate higher in having health in

the general population of the elderly with cardiovascular disease, a variety of cancers and diabetes . Over eight­two percent of elderly African Americans are much more likely than their White counterparts to be dependent on Social Security benefits for most or all of their retirement income, and older Blacks are more likely than older whites to depend on Social Security for 90 percent or more of their family income . Health is a powerful predictor of psychological well­being in late adulthood. As physical agility declines, diseases that do not occur until, or increase in frequency at, advanced ages are called age­associated diseases. Coronary heart disease, stroke, many types of cancer, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer's disease, and osteoarthritis are examples of such diseases commonly found in elderly people. Indeed, age­associated disease underlies much of the physiological deterioration of old age. Many medical and technological breakthroughs have caused this increase of life expectancy for the elderly, and hopefully in the future there will be more that can be done to further extend one’s life. Many Americans dismiss the warning signs of Alzheimer's, believing that these symptoms are a part of normal aging. They are diagnosed too late and miss the opportunity to get the best care possible. This is of even greater concern for African Americans, who are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than other populations. African Americans have a higher rate of vascular disease (diseases involving blood vessels, including heart attack and stroke) – one of the suspected risk factors of Alzheimer's disease. By working together, there is hope to reduce these risk factors and reverse the growing trend of Alzheimer's disease among African Americans. The two greatest mental issues for many older adults are coping with depression and facing the possible onset of Alzheimer's disease. Across all three racial and ethnic groups African Americans are, on average, two to three times more likely than whites to have Alzheimer’s. This disease is named after a German doctor,Dr. Alzheimer after he noticed in 1906 changes in women's brain tissue after they passed away from an unusual mental illness. He had found tangled bundles of fiber and abnormal clumps, which today are now signs of Alzheimer's disease. The nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls memory, thinking, are damaged, interrupting the passage of messages between cells. The cells develop distinctive changes that are called neuritic plaques (clusters of degenerating nerve cell ends) and neurofibrillary tangles

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(masses of twisted filaments which accumulate in previously healthy nerve cells). The cortex (thinking center) of the brain shrinks (atrophies). The spaces in the center of the brain become enlarged, also reducing surface area in the brain. Alzheimer's disease occurs in stages…each stage may bring about changes in some aspects of daily life. Areas such as short term memory of the brain tend to go first—later different functions such as physical and intellectual end up deteriorating. Some symptoms may include memory loss, inability to perform routine tasks, mood changes, personality changes, often difficulty in using the right words, and difficulties understanding what people say. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a term that is applied to individuals over the age of 65 years to indicate the presence of significant cognitive impairment. Although some other forms of dementia are curable or effectively treatable, there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s which accounts for 60 percent of all dementia cases and, at older ages, for an even higher percentage. Approximately 8 to 10 percent of people over age 65 have the disorder. Of those over age 80, close to 45% are affected. Each year, about 5 percent of all deaths among the elderly—60,000 in the United States involve Alzheimer’s. The course of this disease varies greatly from a year to as long as 15 years and affects as many as 4 million Americans. It can affect almost any age but still is more common in the elderly, but as the ageing population continues to increase, so does the disease. Sometimes age and family history has a lot to do with the causes of Alzheimer's as well as the relationship of age, education, and occupation linked to those who have any forms of dementia within a small African American community, but scientists still are uncertain as to the exact cause Without a new cure it is estimated that Alzheimer’s will affect over 14 million people by 2050. Several cognitive functions decline in aging, including speed of processing and episodic memory. Thus, learning and memory are closely associated cognitive theories have helped both psychologists and neuropsychiatrists to better understand not only Alzheimer's disease and its related cognitive deficits but also how people, as they age, generally learn and remember. As a result, the cognitive approach has produced intervention techniques and strategies which take full advantage of the principles of learning and remembering, language processing, and problem solving to enhance cognitive skills, and ―lifelong learning. Among people aged 55–64, for

example, African Americans are four times more likely than whites to have cognitive impairment, but among people aged 85 and older, African Americans are only about two times more likely than whites to have cognitive impairment. Almost 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. These unpaid caregivers are primarily family members but also include friends. In 2009, they provided 12.5 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at almost $144 billion. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or another dementia is often very difficult, and many family and other unpaid caregivers experience high levels of emotional stress and depression as a result. Care­giving also has a negative impact on the health, employment, income and financial security of many caregivers. In 2009, an estimated 10.9 million family members and friends provided unpaid care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Some people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia's have more than one unpaid caregiver, for example, people who live with their primary caregiver and receive help from another relative or friend. Elderly abuse can come in the form of family and social relationships, caregivers, and from the media. Reports from many industrialized nations reveal surprisingly similar rates of maltreatment: About 4 to 6 percent of all elders are victims, 1.8 million in the United States. Elder maltreatment crosses ethic lines although it is lower in Asian, Hispanic, Native American, and Canadian Aboriginal groups that take place in the form of physical abuse, physical neglect, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, and financial abuse. Combating elder maltreatment also requires efforts at the level of the larger society, including public education to encourage reporting of suspected cases and improved understanding of the needs of older people Ultimately, there needs to be a place where growing old with dignity should be honored and respected. Church is a place where the elderly should not encounter any type of discrimination, depression, loss of purpose, and loneliness. Church should be a part of a new revolution where they can grow and feel safe with a sense of community and purpose. Finally, not only are the elderly to be respected, but their needs should be identified and met in order to provide them with Christian love, honor and loyalty.

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June 2011

Managing Long Term Care Insurance Premiums Wisely By Shevon Contributor Planning your long term care has to be done when you're 20 years away from hitting retirement because doing it five years before you turn 60 would be too late. Waiting for your body to manifest symptoms of an illness before taking the necessary steps to secure your future health and custodial care will inevitably make your life take a dramatic 360° turn. Meaning to say, you won't be able to maintain the lifestyle which you have grown accustomed to for the past 40 years when you were at the peak of your career because you will have to set aside at least $300,000 just for your health care and long term care expenses. One of the things that you should be considering right now are long term care insurance premiums, which are actually dependent on the age of policyholders, their maximum coverage and the benefit stipulation in their policies. Despite the whopping 40% increase in LTCI premiums, people should not be scared of buying LTC

insurance policies because this will ensure their security in the future. Without an LTCI policy you are susceptible to the continuous rise of long term care costs. If you think paying $77,745 annually for a private nursing home room is too much, what will you say when you have to start forking out $155,490 in 2026? Don't act surprised now, as LTC analysts have repeatedly said all LTC facilities will increase by twofold 15 years down the road and fourfold in 20 years' time. Don't let old age make you compromise the life that you love. After all, age is just a number and growing old is just a phase of life that we should prepare for while continuing to do the things that develop us physically and mentally. I know of happy 75­year­olds who bought an insurance policy for long term care at the very young age of 45 and they neither had to adjust their finances nor change their lifestyle altogether. It's not simply because long term care insurance premiums were lower back in 1980. Had they secured a policy later on in their lives,

they would've spent a chunk of their savings, too, just like many people nowadays. The real key to an ideal lifestyle is planning ahead of your need. Of course even a 30­year­old is aware that he can turn invalid in 50 years or even earlier so he has to prepare for that. Unfortunately, so many of us are still in denial of the truth and continue to hope for immortality. Seasoned financial planners would even advise individuals who are currently in lucrative jobs to settle for the 10­year policy which comes with a 10­year rate guarantee. This type of policy would require fixed premium payments until 10 years. Since it has a 10­year rate guarantee, this policy exempts the policyholder from possible increase in long term care insurance premiums. If you find the 10­year policy and other similar LTCI policies to costly in annual premiums, you can opt for the standard pay policies with a compound inflation protection of 5%. This will ensure your protection when LTC costs start increasing again.

Springboard Releases New Resource Guide in Time For National Homeownership Month

Essential Steps to Buying and Preserving Homeownership Outlined for Consumers

(Riverside, California) Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is pleased to announce the release of a new resource guide in time for National Homeownership Month celebrated in June. The guide, which is free and can be downloaded from the agency’s website, outlines essential steps for prospective homeowners to take in order to achieve their goal of homeownership. “The guide is another resource tool to educate consumers on the process of purchasing a home,” said Melinda Opperman, Springboard’s senior vice president of community outreach and industry relations. “Homeownership is very rewarding and buying a home is likely the single largest investment decision that consumers will make in their lifetime. It is

vital that potential homeowners are educated on every step of the process,” said Opperman. Springboard also offers an eight­hour first time homebuyer education class where prospective homeowners are educated on what to expect in the home buying process. Classes are free and offered in Riverside, Corona, El Cajon and Las Vegas, Nevada. Springboard’s pre­purchase education is approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. A schedule of classes may be obtained by calling 800­449­ 9818 and asking to speak with Springboard’s education department or by sending an email to fthb@credit.org. The step­by­step resource guide also provides important information for

consumers facing foreclosure. Springboard reminds consumers that the sooner they act the more likely they are to be able to save their home. Springboard has HUD­ approved housing counselors available to educate consumers on their options. The counseling is free of charge and provides consumers with an action plan to save their home. In 2010, Springboard counseled more than 60,000 consumers nationwide in the area of home preservation and foreclosure prevention. Springboard’s step­by­step guide to buying a home and preserving homeownership is available for download at http://credit.org/media/docs/Homeowners hip.pdf.

Southern California Edison Launches 2011 Solicitation for Renewable Power

(Rosemead, California) May 16, 2011 – The nation’s leading utility for renewables is once again soliciting proposals to enhance its renewable energy portfolio. Southern California Edison (SCE) welcomes all eligible technologies, and is especially interested in generating facilities that can connect to existing or planned transmission lines. This solicitation will be SCE’s ninth open, competitive call for additional renewable power contracts since 2002. Previous solicitations have secured more than 100 renewable energy contracts for billions of kilowatt­hours for SCE customers. SCE has seen a steady increase in the number of power producers participating in the solicitations and anticipates a robust competitive process. “Today, we see a vigorous market for renewable energy in California. This is a great benefit to our environment and our customers,” said Marc Ulrich, SCE vice president, Renewable and Alternative Power. “We look forward to working with established and emerging power producers to help move forward California’s clean and green energy future.” Proposals are due on June 27, 2011, and SCE expects to submit completed contracts to the California Public Utilities Commission for approval by mid­2012. On May 26, SCE will host a Proposal Conference for interested parties. For more on the Proposal Conference, and details about the request for proposals, please visit www.sce.com/renewrfp. SCE’s longstanding commitment to renewable energy SCE has been procuring renewable energy for more than 20 years. In 2010, SCE delivered 14.5 billion kilowatt­hours of renewable energy to its customers – 19.4 percent of its total power deliveries under California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard guidelines. The portfolio of delivered renewable energy includes: 7.8 billion kilowatt­hours from geothermal sources. 4.2 billion kilowatt­hours from wind sources. 0.9 billion kilowatt­hours from biomass sources. 0.9 billion kilowatt­hours from solar sources. 0.7 billion kilowatt­hours from small hydro sources.


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June 2011

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When Should A Child Start Reading?

By Jo Anna Payne­Jones PH.D Does a young Child Read or Merely Memorize the Text: Today instead of using the term “reading readiness” to identify a child that is ready to learn how to read the expression is “emergent literacy”. If the idea of Bruner’s spiral curriculum is identified, the concept of learning how to read could begin in the womb. Mothers can read out loud when they become pregnant. Babies hear even if the words are indistinguishable. The Suzui violin method encourages mothers to learn how to play simple tunes on a violin and then use recordings of violin music for the baby to hear. When the baby is born this continues to develop ear training. Later the three or four year old is given a small violin and through ear training is able to play melodies. The concept of learning how to read continues with the theory of Piage. First the infant is provided with many sensory motor experiences. As the infant is provided with many sensory motor experiences. As the child grows more complex experiences are planned. Formal reading requires physical readiness. We are so anxious for our children to be successful that we are pushing academics at an earlier and earlier age. If you read David Elkind’s material on this subject, an adult would hesitate before pressuring the child unduly. This quote from Katherine H. Read some up the consequences of early pressure to achieve. “We are not likely to gain strength by being hurt. We are sure to acquire scars. Children who are forced into making adjustments for which they are not ready are less prepared for further adjustment. They may try to conceal their feelings, as is sometimes the case with the child

whose mother declares, “He doesn’t mind being left anywhere” the damage they suffer may be evident only in indirect ways, as in a loss of creativity, greater dependence or increased irritability. But many experiences of feeling strange or frightened, however

small and seemingly insignificant add up to a total which may be disastrous for sound adjustment.” Why does a young child not put periods at the end of a sentence or cross the “t’s”? Until children can manage the back and forth motion of

copying from a book they will not be able to read or write effectively and will take a lot longer than their class mates whose time table has perfected this readiness. (Gesell) This skill of crossing the mid­line must take place before the child can do more than memorize a text and truly sound out the words and process them in the brain. Observe a child when he moves or jumps. Does the lower part of the body coordinate with the movements of the upper half? Put out a puzzle. Place it on a table. Watch what the child does? Will he cross the midline or will he bring the puzzle piece to the mid line and then switch hands. Ask the child to touch an elbow. Children with a mid line problem will not be able to cross over. Try touching the opposite shoulder, toes, etc. Children will not be able to cross this midline unless integrated on both sides of the body. Adults also can have such a problem witness the tennis player that changes hands to hit the ball. Both young children until first grade and adults with problems can benefit from physically exercising. Activities such as dance movement, music painting, finger plays, rhythms bands and cornmeal and water pouring are all helpful. For adults yoga and tai chi can be beneficial. Manipulative toys, scarves, instruments, rolling pins, and other material found in a “good” child care center are all helping your child learn to read and write. These activities stimulate the inner ear apparatus. When they are physically ready to cross the midline, are able to eye track and have eye hand co ordination and the proper areas of the

brain are myelinated the child can then begin concrete reading instruction. The main purpose of a myelin layer (or sheath) is to increase the speed at which impulses propagate along the myelinated fiber. As the child grows reading takes on more meaning and the child can comprehend what is read. Parents can learn games which can be used at home to promote physical development. The use of finger games can activate the speech area in the brain. Children with speech problem's have poor finger movements. They have difficulty with thumb finger movements. There seems to be a correlation between stimulation of the inner ear and a change in the brain. Why do children like to jump? Jumping stimulates the vestibular system which can change the structure of the brain. A rocking horse rocks and simply turning around also affects the inner ear. To increase concentration and focus direction, bend over, touch your toes and then stand up. Your head is lower than your chest. Believe it or not this will help the child with handwriting and scissor cutting. It also gives a different perspective of the world. Is the world still there when I stand up? By the way, never give a pair of scissors to a two year old. The tendons in his arm can be injured and the tension to the wrist can be damaging which might lead to problems later in life. O.K., I hope I have convinced you to do more research on the meaning of reading and when and how to we approach this topic for young children. How do we teach a child to read and what activities are age appropriate?

Coupon Crazy

The Rise Of Extreme Couponing & Extreme Money By Staff Writer If you ever watched the TLC show called Extreme Couponing you probably wondered if the people were for real. The people on these shows, mostly middle aged women literally get obsessed with using their coupons to stock up on 500 tubes of toothpaste, 50 packs of diapers, 80 bags of potato chips and hundreds of toothbrushes. Most of us wish we could get free or almost free items but wonder why these people need these huge stockpiles, some have things like diapers without a baby in sight. It is great and very rewarded to be a smart shopper but it is a fine line between a small stockpile of things your family will use and ending up on the other TLC reality show called “Hoarders Buried Alive”. For those of you who want to learn how to be a smart shopper and have a small stockpile of the things you need there are many great ideas to help you start. Here is a small list of tips for people new to couponing: Buy at least two to three Sunday Newspapers each week, make sure you go early and make sure the coupons are still in all of them. Also make sure to buy the major newspaper like Los Angeles Times, the smaller ones do not include all of the coupon inserts. Remember three at $1.75 each is nothing after you see all the money you save. Never miss a week, you are sure to regret it when there is a coupon match up with a product you need that comes out free after coupon. Pick up the free products even if they are not something you will be using. Many food banks, homeless shelters, etc will be happy to accept these items. Educate yourself on store coupon policies. For example, you can always combine a store coupon with a manufactured coupon to maximize your savings BUT some stores like Walgreens do not allow more

coupons than items. A great solution for this is buying a “filler item”, a filler item is an item that is very low cost that will still make using your coupon worth while (like a .30 candy you must buy to use a $1 off coupon) Remember when stores offer buy one get one free you can use a coupon for each of the two items, even the free one. You can seperate your order into seprate transactions in order to maximize your savings. If you are at a store like CVS that has Extra Bucks you can do one transaction, pay for it and use the Extra Bucks that print out on the receipt for the following transaction. Plan to have a massive amount of coupons, buy a three ring binder and baseball card holders and organize them in categories in there. Couponing is fun, so is getting items for free or nearly free. It is almost an art or skill to it but there is help to get you started. To find coupon match up lists already prepared for you and other money saving tips go to: www.busymomwithlotsofcents.wordpress.com or search “Busy Mom With Lots of Cents” and “like” them on Facebook.

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