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Roswell and the city’s misplaced priorities

September 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I unrolled my Roswell Daily Record on Tuesday morning and at the top of page A1 was an article about Parks and Recreation commissioners being upset with Roswell’s city leaders. It reminded me of a discussion I had earlier with my best friend about the current state of politics in our country. Both made me [&hellip...

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Considering scriptural principles before deciding to vote

September 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There’s an old saying, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” With a world so full of problems, what is the solution? As the elections near, many feel that enacting better government is a good place to start. Some may even...

Enjoy all the little things during senior year

September 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As senior year starts for some back home in Roswell, I have begun to reflect on the things that I did in my senior year. I spent time with friends, worked hard on the yearbook, did a wonderful play in drama club, and got into two colleges that I loved....

The people want to hear what Johnson has to say

September 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The first of three nationally broadcast presidential debates will take place at 7 p.m. Monday night from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Republican nominee Donald Trump will square off with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in six 15-minute...

Truth a casualty in Trump’s bid for election

September 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Take a deep breath, I tell myself, it’s only campaign hyperbole. We’ve witnessed election-year spin over and over through the years. But last week’s remarks by Donald Trump are breathtaking in its intended deception. It turns out, Trump declared after...

Listen carefully or you’ll miss the best advice

September 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

What is the best advice you have ever been given? Is this a hard question to answer with the single biggest piece of advice you have ever been given or are there several pieces of advice that come to your mind that you think are equally valuable? Do you take...

Shame, guilt, and the goodness of God at the cross

September 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Both secular and religious people experience shame and guilt. Shame and guilt exist because of our failure to do what is right. To put it differently, shame and guilt arise because of the awareness of a standard that we do not meet, or the violation of that...

Snippets; Afterthoughts on the passing scene

September 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

‘Fixed’ from the inside Kelly Barker of Fix Roswell is correct when she says Roswell cannot be “fixed from the outside.” There needs to be local involvement before Roswell can make even a small dent in our animal overpopulation problem. Unfortunately,...

It’s up to you to create a sense of belonging

September 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I’ve been thinking lately of Roswell and all of the different aspects of living in a small city like ours and how, too often, we only consider certain aspects that make up our community. It isn’t the buildings, the parks, or the businesses that make up...

My Hispanic heritage and heroes

September 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Each person has a place of origin where their DNA started. Science tells us the human raise comes from Africa and, while some of our ancestors stayed there, others journeyed into different parts of the world: Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America....