CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

May 25, 2009

Why women stay in abusive relationships: Is this the right question?

CAROLYN’S COMPOSTITIONS

WHY WOMEN STAY IN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS:

IS THIS THE RIGHT QUESTION?

      Why would a woman who’s been savagely beaten by her boyfriend run right back into his arms?

     That was the question people asked when singer Rihanna, who not only didn’t press charges after her boyfriend (singer Chris Brown) allegedly assaulted her in February, but may have even reconciled with him.

     It’s a question asked repeatedly by persons familiar with any abuse situation where the victim returns to a dangerous situation. And it’s a hard situation for most people to understand.

     Most often, the abused woman’s self-esteem is (more…)

November 4, 2008

GUNMAN AT STOCKTON SPRINGS ELEM. SCHOOL: School Threat Ends Peacefully

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

GUNMAN AT STOCKTON SPRINGS ELEM. SCHOOL

School Threat Ends Peacefully

 

     “Not really your typical day in first grade. It’s not something you want to do again.”
     So said my niece in an E-mail with a link to a Bangor (Maine) Daily News report about the events surrounding her day at Stockton Springs Elementary School, which has eighty-five students in grades first through fifth, and eleven teachers and staff .
     Gunman Randall Hofland entered the school about 8:30 a.m., and attempted to coerce two children into (more…)

October 29, 2008

REACHING FULL POTENTIAL: Crime or Church?

 

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

REACHING FULL POTENTIAL: Crime or Church? 

     The headline read: Clinton alludes to human rights in arrival speech.
     Former President, Bill Clinton, visiting China, was giving a “gentle reminder of U. S. disapproval of China’s human rights abuses.”
     “…the commitment to providing all human beings the opportunity to develop their full potential is vital to the strength and success of the new China,” he stated, according to the USA Today’s report.
     Isn’t that commitment a key to the vitality of all governments, countries, all organizations—and all churches?
     I have to ask two questions. What is “full potential?” It can be developed but used

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