As a health care provider, I spend a lot of time speaking with people who are experiencing more than basic health issues. We overlook the impact stress and depression can have on our physical health. We are typically unaware of how these negative emotions and feelings of helplessness and hopelessness can affect our families and other people in our daily lives. With Kettle Talk, I invite participants to discuss their views of what's hurting our communities and suggest solutions.
I will introduce efforts which have been shared with me, in rebuilding our communities. I will make announcements for business and community networking. You will, upon joining us, be able to take part in full discussion. However, I ask that you be mindful of basic conversational rules. I will end communication from anyone who is rude and disruptive.
There is a lot at stake here. Our children are still dying at a rapid pace. Our youth have no hope for their future. We have thousands of children in state foster agencies, wishing for a family, but quite frequently just wishing they had their natural parents. We have fosters who are "aging out" and are facing an enormous fear of what comes next.
Our businesses are losing money and customers. We are afraid to support our own businesses, for specific reasons we'll discuss. At the same time, we can't afford to support our businesses, even when we want to.
We've lost site of what it is to have faith. We don't know how to BELIEVE! We don't know how to PRAY!!!