Is Marijuana Medicine?

By Laura Stack

Teens may have heard incorrectly that marijuana can help them get over negative things happening their lives. Some people claim cannabis is a miracle drug, with few negative effects; however, their claims are mostly wishful thinking and marketing tactics to get a new generation addicted to their products.… Read the rest

How Does Marijuana Influence Adolescent Brain Development?

By Laura Stack

The cartoon of Johnny aiming for a mailbox with a bat while driving in the back of a speeding car pretty much depicts the lack of judgment characteristic of a yet-undeveloped adolescent prefrontal cortex.

As America’s #1 most-used illicit drug and #2 most-popular substance after alcohol, marijuana has been subject to a wide battery of medical studies over the past few decades.… Read the rest

Johnny’s Five Values: Part IV, Enthusiasm!

By Laura Stack

Continuing our series on Johnny’s most important values, he listed his fourth value as Enthusiasm. It probably won’t surprise you to learn it’s one of my personal values as well. I make much of my living as a professional speaker on the topics of productivity and time management, and without enthusiasm, I couldn’t do my job well.… Read the rest

Johnny’s Five Values: Part I, Altruism

By Laura Stack

There’s a wise old saying that goes, “Into every life, a little rain must fall.” Since the beginning of this year, America has experienced a figurative typhoon. History will remember 2020 as an annus horribilis during which the COVID-19 pandemic killed hundreds of thousands worldwide and sickened millions, damaging our economy in the process.… Read the rest

If God is for us, who can be against us?

Today was our first day back to church, Praise God! Cornerstone Church was open since it’s inside our county lines, so we went there. It was heaven on earth to be able to worship in person! The pastor, Dr. Anthony Pranno, preached on 1 Samuel 17:45 with David’s challenge to Goliath in the name of the Lord to give us encouragement for the “giants” we face in our lives!… Read the rest