Entries by Karen Lascaris

What Is a Mantle?

Man·tle1 – noun: an important role or responsibility that passes from one person to another; verb: clothe in or as if in a mantle; cloak or envelop.   Last month, I felt an unexplainable urge to call my first grade teacher, Mrs. James*.  Yes, it’s been quite a while since I was in the first grade, but […]

The West Angeles Sponsorship Fund: APPLY BY MAY 31!

  It’s time to give, it’s time to apply!  Whether you are graduating from high school or continuing your college education, now is the time to apply for sponsorship.  If you are a member of West Angeles; are maintaining a good grade point average, and are active in church and community activities*, the West Angles […]

Our Children Are Missing: Where Are You?

Close your eyes; picture the face of a child you know and love.  Imagine them in school; happy, learning, growing. Hear your child’s voice; smell the scent of his skin. See her sleeping peacefully at night.  Now imagine your child, gone. Where are they? A few weeks ago, hundreds of Christian and Muslim schoolgirls were […]

Deadly Tornado Devastates Central and Southern States

Powerful tornadoes raged through several Midwest states on Sunday, including Arkansas, Kanas, Iowa and Oklahoma. At least 17 deaths have been reported.  The storm system has moved east, also sweeping through Mississippi and leveling hundreds of homes and businesses. The tornado was “among the worst ever experienced” according to officials in Arkansas, which sustained the […]

10Tips for Spring Cleaning Success

Ecclesiastes 3:1&6 (NKJV) –  Everything Has Its Time  To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:                                                                                      6 A time to gain,     And a time to lose; A time to keep,     And a time to throw away If you haven’t done your Spring cleaning yet, then now is a great time to […]