Patricia Flores

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4 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders That Are Hard to Find

When society puts so much value on external accomplishments, good leaders start with what's inside.<p>I often tell people that leadership is a journey. When you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up. You'll always find another peak to climb.<p>The truth about leadership is actually …

Emotional Intelligence

Bite Your Tongue! A Reflection on Common Sins of Speech - Community in Mission

Msgr. Charles Pope • October 8, 2017<p>The Office of Readings this week features passages from the pastoral guide of St. Gregory the Great. In the …

The forgotten Christians of Nigeria -- faithful while enduring incredible persecution

“Don’t go. I swore I would never go back there,” came the voice of my friend Jay Smith on a trans-Atlantic Skype call. “I’ve been in over sixty countries. I’ve been all over Africa. I lived there, and I’ve never felt unsafe the way I did in <i>that</i> country. There is something especially terrifying …

How to save big on Hawaii Island

On Hawaii Island, you can have a first-class trip at coach prices. I've been traveling here for years, and I learned to visit and have fun without spending a small fortune.<p>Here are some of the ways on Hawaii Island. (To see how to on Maui and Oahu, click through on those links.)<p>Visit the …

The 5 Most Endangered Historic Places in Hawai‘i

The Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, the State Historic Preservation Division and HONOLULU Magazine compile an annual list of some of our state’s most …

Honolulu

Protests Against Planned Parenthood Rouse Dueling Rallies Nationwide

<b>Updated at 9:10 a.m. ET Sunday</b><p>Anti-abortion rights protesters gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country Saturday, in a series of rallies calling on politicians to end federal funding for the century-old organization. The activists planned to picket outside roughly 200 Planned …

Rights & Freedoms

Local educators react to confirmation of new Secretary of Education

Fresno, Calif. -<br>The Senate confirmed Betsy Devos as the new Secretary of Education Tuesday.<p>There's been controversy over Devos getting the position …

Betsy DeVos Just Bought Herself a Trump Cabinet Position

Betsy DeVos just bought herself a nice little cabinet position. On Tuesday afternoon, most Senate Republicans – all but Maine’s Susan Collins and …

Education

The Bible has a very clear message about refugees—we should accept them

On Jan. 27, president Donald Trump signed an executive order that placed a stay on refugees from seven Muslim majority countries. Entrance of refugees from Syria, however, will be banned for the next 120 days.<p>Two days prior to that, he committed the United States to building a wall on its border …

Theology

Violent protesters block Berkeley talk by Breitbart editor

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and sparked a massive bonfire Wednesday night, prompting University of …

Other presidents have blocked groups of foreigners from the U.S., but never so broadly

In issuing his ban on immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, President Trump relied on a 65-year-old provision of the federal Immigration and Nationality Act.<p>The provision gives presidents broad authority to ban individual immigrants or groups of immigrants. Presidents haven't …

President Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Trump announced Tuesday night at the White House.<p>The nomination of Gorsuch, a 49-year-old federal appellate judge from Colorado, gives Trump and Republicans the opportunity to confirm someone who could …

Scandal: U.S. Christian Groups Prioritize Muslim Refugees over Christian Ones. Here's Why

They are from some of the oldest Christian communities in the world, from lands where Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah walked, and where Jonah …

The State Department Turns Its Back on Syrian Christians and Other Non-Muslim Refugees

Over the past five years of Syria’s civil war, the United States has admitted a grand total of 53 Syrian Christian refugees, a lone Yazidi, and fewer …

False Teachers and Deadly Doctrines

For the past few years, lists of Christian bestsellers have been topped by a book claiming fresh revelation from Jesus Christ. Before that, they were …

How to prepare your kids for jobs that don't exist yet

The founder of littleBits on turning kids into creators<p>When I was growing up, as far as I knew, there wasn’t data mining or user-experience design or front-end engineering—and now they’re some of the most coveted careers in the world. Today, we can’t just prepare students for certain types of …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

Why Did God Command Killing in the Old Testament?

There is no question that the Lord unleashed His wrath against the sins of the Canaanites. When you engage in practices like incest, adultery, …

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – July 25th, 2016

Scripture Reading(s)<b>Luke 12:32-40</b>12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.12:33 Sell your …

Regular Christians Are No Longer Welcome in American Culture

One of the most elaborate national celebrations of liberty leading up to Independence Day is the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ new annual “fortnight for …

Religion

This rapper is trying to get his fellow evangelicals to talk about race. Not everyone is on board.

As his star rises among evangelicals, the Grammy-winning musician faces complex questions of race and faith.<p>As his star rises among evangelicals, the Grammy-winning musician faces complex questions of race and faith.<p>It was just another day on the media circuit for Lecrae, a 36-year-old Atlanta …

You Can Fly to Hawaii for $377 Round Trip

Aloha, flight deals!<p>The airfare prediction app, Hopper, has found some breaking deals from Hawaiian Airlines, with flights as low as $377 round-trip …

Los Angeles

Did God Give Me Cancer?

You know, if I had known just how terrible chemotherapy would be, I never would have gotten cancer in in the first place.<p>(It's ok to laugh. That was a joke.)<p>But the amount of love and support, encouragement and prayers from friends and loved ones, long lost acquaintances and complete strangers has …

The Secret to Being Content with Your Bank Balance

Over the years, it has struck me as strange how many Christians pursue wealth. Jesus warns that riches make it hard for people to get into heaven …

Billy Graham's Daughter: God Keeping My Father Alive Might Have Something to Do With the 'Return of Jesus'

Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz told a gathering of pastors Thursday that the 97-year-old legendary evangelist's vital signs are great and …

What does it mean to ‘fear the Lord’?

A Christian Science perspective: An explanation of the relationship between ‘fear’ and ‘worship.’<p>Reading the Bible in my childhood, I wondered what …

8 Creative Photo DIY Ideas That Showcase Your Digital Snaps

Chances are your phone or hard drive is overflowing with photos starring life’s most treasured moments — from your best vacations to graduation or even that <i>uh-mazing</i>perfect hair day. Don’t let those photos collect digital dust. Check out these fun, old-school-inspired ideas to organize and display …

Crafting