Editor’s Note: The views and opinions contained in the following letter are not necessarily the same as The Lebanon Democrat’s since the letter writer is also a regular contributing columnist for the newspaper.
“One of the most interesting results was part of a study my students and I conducted dealing with status in email correspondence. Basically, we discovered that in any interaction, the person with the higher status uses I-words less (yes, less) than people who are low in status.”
— James W. Pennebaker, “The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us”
Ann Haney is home school mother of 18-plus years to six children, including four entrepreneurs, ordained minister, CEO of Aaron Publishing, founder of Ann Haney Ministries and Living In Abundance, nationwide motivational speaker, coupon specialist, television host, empowerment coach and bestselling author of 18 published products, including her books, “Exploding Into Successful Entrepreneurship,” “Single Steps In A Married World” and “Changing Your Life Through Couponing Financial Empowerment Series.” Contact Ann at email@example.com to schedule a speaking engagement, individual coaching or view her website for more information at annhaney.com.
I am an undaunted, courageous, stouthearted, bold, adventuresome, brave, fearless, gallant, heroic, lionhearted, unafraid, unflinching, valiant Jesus pusher. I cannot help myself. He is startling, and He has overwhelmed me.
The nuclear deal with Iran is one of those things people either love, hate or don’t know exists. The Senate vote on the treaty should take place in mid-September, about two weeks from now. Much of the press indicates “the deal” will pass. Those against the measure believe it will pave the way for Iran to have nuclear weapons sooner than later.
When the U.S. Supreme Court voted to nullify any existing statewide bans on gay marriage, there was a lot of gnashing of teeth, especially here in Tennessee. Our local legislators chimed in, decrying how the will of the people had been overridden by the will of the court.
Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He has authored five New York Times best-selling books. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 8.5 million listeners each week on more than 550 radio stations. Dave’s latest project, EveryDollar, provides a free online budget tool. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.
Losing someone special to death, no matter the circumstance, is never easy. Hearing about the passing of friends, family members, colleagues or community leaders, can be equally tough, especially when the cause is preventable, says Heather Wallace, assistant professor and a human development specialist with University of Tennessee Extension.
It’s not new for Serena Williams to be the center of conversations surrounding gender, racism and disparity between male and female athletes. I typically don’t engage in the arguments because if there’s one athlete people have a hard time changing their minds about –it’s Serena.
The county fair is behind us now and The Glade is back to normal. It is common knowledge that Gladeville, Tenn. is the cultural center of Wilson County. We have the Gladeville Community Center, where one can enjoy an exciting evening of professional wrestling from time to time. Every once in a while they will have an “almost world famous” dance band playing there.