By Emmy McKirgan The long road to recovery, the hard facts of anxiety and depression. The lonely nights, the hard-to-understand fate that has befallen you, the job loss, the spouse who walked away, the pain of losing friends, loved ones and so much more. Life can be difficult. Life can be hard to handle. In… Continue reading He Has Risen! Then, Why Do We Still Struggle?
When you think of St. Patty's, what comes to mind? Comment below. I think of: green! Walk down any aisle, at any store, and you will see no shortage of green decorations! There are green shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, you can get it on t-shirts, mugs, and even top hats. Some people celebrate by… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day – March 17
By Emmy McKirgan As a woman, this topic is near and dear to my heart. The hardest part is to narrow down which amazing women to talk about, as there are so many! So many women have made huge leaps in the fight against inequality, gender gap issues, and rights and freedoms. They have brought… Continue reading International Women’s Day: March 8,2021
Social Justice for All! The view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Read all about it in my current post.
Valentine's Day .. you either love it or hate it. When did it all begin? Will the real St. Valentine please stand up.. So when did all the fanfare begin?
By Emmy McKirgan Sitting in an examination room waiting for the doctor to come in and give you the news. You know it can't be good. They have called you in, this is serious. You think to yourself: I can handle anything - anything but the C-word. Hearing the diagnosis of cancer can be daunting.… Continue reading The Dreaded C Word!
By Emmy McKirgan You have the right to party. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to be an attorney or to an attorney? Hmmm there are so many rights we have heard, but which ones are misused? We need to be more engaged in human rights issues, knowing what those… Continue reading You Have the Right To…
When I wondered what to write about for World Kindness Day, an annual celebration of kindness held every November 13th, something came to mind which I bore witness to, years ago on the streets of downtown Toronto. I was standing outside a fast food restaurant, waiting for a friend to come out and witnessed something… Continue reading World Kindness Day: “Be the light you wish to see in the world”
I think that until we really realize what life is like without God, this almost literally Godforsaken earth we've advocated for since the beginning of time, it would be impossible for us to truly understand that an eternity of perfect communion with God and each other is the only antidote to this aching pain we have deep within us. Once we get to heaven and our sinful, selfish blinders are removed, I don't think we'd have eternity any other way.
What kind of a future is pop culture entertainment and advertising media hacking out for us right now? Can there even be a future for a humanity that strives to be so shallow? (Sultana Usafali). The result of lies is more lies, and ultimately reality is the bowling ball that knocks deceptions over like pins. Those who were clinging to the pins and making them the center of their world go down too. Lies and liars are swept away. In my opinion, media effects on self-image today are the result of a long-tended, carefully perfected brainwashing ploy that in the end will doom the world.