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Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners-Angela Montgomery Currently, five artificial sweeteners are approved by the FDA: Aspartame, sold under the brand names NutraSweet and Equal Saccharin, sold under the brand name Sweet’N Low Sucralose, sold under the brand name Splenda Acesulfame K (or acesulfame potassium) widely used in foods, beverages and pharmaceutical products around the world. Neotame,…

Financial Matters – Stuart Burns

Financial Matters – Stuart Burns Every January we hear the President give a speech to summarize the current “State of the Union” and set goals for our country in the coming year. It’s important that we, as individuals, do the same thing annually and take a look at the current state of our finances to…

The Murder of My Daughter

The Murder of My Daughter The murder of one of our daughters, Kaitlyn Marie Sudberry, on January 28, 2008 at the age of 17, was and has been our inspiration for actively doing out part in breaking the cycle of abuse. One day in April 2008, my sister Lorie, daughter Yvonne and I were visiting…

A Loving Marriage; a Choice, not a Feeling by Chris Garner

A Loving Marriage; a Choice, not a Feeling by Chris Garner Throughout history marriage has been about choice, not feelings. It is interesting that even today; the majority of marriages occurring in the world today are “arranged” marriages. Parents choose their child’s future mate and the children learn to love their spouse. Western culture has…

South Phoenix Healthy Start Program

Did you know if you are an African American woman who is PREGNANT or thinking about starting a family, your chances may higher for unhealthy birth outcomes? Statistically, African American women have higher incidents of giving birth to low birth weight babies, going into pre-mature labor and having children die before age of one. But,…

Financial Matters October/November 2013

Financial Matters October/November 2013 – Stuart Burns First off I want to thank Father Matters for putting together a fantastic Pearl Conference 2013. Was great to see so many couples there listening to both Vance and Rana and Chris and Carmen talking about building strong marriages and I know that all who were there were…

Pearl Conference 2013 was a Great Success!

Keep Up the Good Work! The 2013 Pearl Conference, Evening of Elegance held October 19th at the Phoenix Airport Plaza Hotel hosted by Vance and Rana Simms was a great success and a huge blessing to us and those in attendance. We met great people, enjoyed a wonderful meal and Carmen and I were encouraged…

Offer a Second Chance – Be a Mentor

Offer a Second Chance – Be a Mentor If you’re not currently mentoring someone, it’s time to ask yourself: “Why not?” At its most basic level, mentoring helps adults establish stable lives by reducing the chaos brought about by poverty, homelessness, underemployment and the effects of incarceration. The mentoring relationships improve lives by developing skills…

Being Bullied During Childhood Can Lead to Health Problems

Being Bullied During Childhood Can Lead to Health Problems Children who are bullied often suffer from low self-esteem, poor grades, and physical health problems that can lead to an unhealthy outlook on life. In the October 2013 Pediatrics study, “Bullied Children and Psychosomatic Problems: A Meta-analysis,” (published online Sept. 16), researchers reviewed data from 30…

Lessons from the Cinderella Man by Chris Garner

Lessons from the Cinderella Man by Chris Garner James J. Braddock boxed professionally in the 1920’s and 30’s. Quickly, he became a contender and was widely acknowledged as one of the best young boxers of his time, fighting for the light heavyweight title in 1929. His heartbreaking loss in that fight seemed to be an…