American Family Association Denounces New Perfume Marketing Campaign

The American Family Association has written a letter which is making the email rounds; I have received it twice this week. Because I work part time at Hechts Department store (a part of the Mays chain of stores) where I was hired as a fragrance specialist for the evening shift, I was made keenly aware of the following info when this product came into Hechts in mid September. Thankfully, after heavy local opposition, Hechts Bellevue Center was told to remove…

Everybody Needs Good Manners

Does it seem like you kids have forgotten their manners lately? Interrupting while you’re on the phone? Eating like little Goops at the table? Whining at the supermarket? Talking too much in class? What’s a parent to do? Meet Miss Manners! Judi Vankevich, former Paris fashion model-turned-manners-mentor, has been called the “Martha Stewart of Manners”, inspiring children of all ages to practice and live with good manners. OK, so you’re looking at your kids and wondering just what kind of…

MomTime Get-A-Way

“A MomTime Get-A-Way is an overnight slumber party for moms. Food, Faith, Fellowship and Fun are the four main ingredients and the goal is to refresh, pamper and inspire the woman in “Mommy”. The source, of course, is the joy of the Lord. The FUN begins Friday evening with a “MomTime Celebration”, two hours of nonstop laughter. We will play “icebreaker” games, give away door prizes, free-throw miniature Snickers into the crowd and, overall, act like little girls again. As…

One Letter

What’s the power of a letter? Have you seen with your eyes or felt with your heart all that a letter can convey? I have. It can bring everything from anger, frustration, annoyance, and faithlessness to comfort, peace, relief, and pride. The distinction is all in the eye of the beholder. Having grown up a relatively malleable young woman, I never would have imagined that I myself could wield a force with a single letter to upset the delicate balance…


H.R. 476 sponsored by Illeana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FLA) has 98 co-sponsors. It will be debated on the House Floor and a vote is scheduled for April 17. If passed, this will make it illegal for any adult to transport a minor across state lines to receive an abortion without parental consent unless the minor?s life is in jeopardy. Punishment is a fine and up to a year in jail.


Last week, the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Commission on Population and Development stated that the promotion of strong families and strong values are necessary to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. U.S. Ambassador Sichan Siv told the Commission: “Abstinence and postponement of initial sexual activity play important roles in the promotion of adolescent health and well-being.” He also said that “monogamy, fidelity, [and] partner reduction” should also be encouraged. The Bush Administration is to be commended for taking this strong…

First Church of the Nazarene presents MOMents

MOMents IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! Are you the mother of a baby or pre-school child? Then MOMents is the place for you. MOMents’ next meeting will be on Thursday, November 16th at First Church of the Nazarene. The monthly meetings begin with registration and coffee at 9:00 am. There is child care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old with special lessons for three, four and five year olds. The cost is $5.00 per Mom. Come prepared for…

About Viki Perry

What do you get when you combine 2 adults in a second marriage with 6 kids? It may not be the Brady Bunch, but you can bet there are plenty of life’s lessons to share. Viki shares through personal experience and reading the complexities of the “Blended Family”. Viki and her husband Malcomb were married in 1998. The second marriage for both, their combined family includes 6 children and 3 grandchildren. Fitting 2 adults and 5 children ages 3 to…


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