If God is Love, God is for Gun Control

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township . This piece was first published on March 24, 2021 in basicallybeckyblogs.com. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I think, deep down, we all know what’s right. And if we wonder, finding the answer is easy. Regardless of the God we pray to, or if we pray atContinue reading “If God is Love, God is for Gun Control”

On May 18th, Vote NO on these Primary Ballot Questions

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on May 2, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  The next election is upon us, though it hardly seems like a blink of an eye sinceContinue reading “On May 18th, Vote NO on these Primary Ballot Questions”

The American Rescue Plan is as Good as it Gets

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published on March 28, 2021 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I am grateful to Senator Bob Casey for his leadership in the passing of the American Rescue Plan.  We’ve had enough bailouts for banks, automakers, and the airlines—finally, a bailout forContinue reading “The American Rescue Plan is as Good as it Gets”

More than Shovels and Black Lung: Miners and Factory Workers Deserve Real Assistance

Written by Laurie Hess, Warwick Township . This piece was first published here, theLancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on March 10, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as an Opinion Editorial.  Salina Zito, a columnist for the Washington Examiner, wrote a recent article in LNP featuring the story of twoContinue reading “More than Shovels and Black Lung: Miners and Factory Workers Deserve Real Assistance”

The Lessons in Exodus

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on March 8, 2021 in LNP/Lancaster online. Reprinted here with permission from the author. God gave Moses the Ten Commandments for us. One specifically states, “do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold” (Exodus 20:323).  Republicans at theirContinue reading “The Lessons in Exodus”

Come join us! Lancaster SPEAKS Up – Writing Sessions

Lancaster SPEAKS Up hosts two writing sessions a month – on the 1st Tuesday at 5:30 PM and the 3rd Thursday at 10 AM. Each session usually lasts 90 minutes which gives time for announcements, idea/topic sharing and refining, a 15 minuted writing session and feedback on your draft. Anyone who has an idea forContinue reading “Come join us! Lancaster SPEAKS Up – Writing Sessions”

A Moral Failure

Written by Eric Kearsely, Willow Street. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on February 11, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  NOTE: Update from the author added on February 16, 2021. Vaccines are being distributed throughout the countyContinue reading “A Moral Failure”

Judicial Districts Aren’t Logical

Written by Steph Schreyer, New Holland. This piece was first published on January 30, 2021 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I am really scratching my head when it comes to state House Bill 38, a proposed amendment to the state constitution to organize the state judiciary into geographic districts and furtherContinue reading “Judicial Districts Aren’t Logical”

The Heir Apparent to Donald Trump Is…Somewhat Surprising

Written by Laurie Hess, Warwick Township . This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on February 2, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to Harrisburg Patriot-News/PennLive for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  Let’s just say this: Donald Trump will never hold public office again. His base was notContinue reading “The Heir Apparent to Donald Trump Is…Somewhat Surprising”

Steph Schreyer, New Holland

Steph Schreyer is currently the Director of Customer Experience at a Lancaster employee-owned software company where she has been for 15 years.  Prior to that, Steph spent 14 years at Lancaster Laboratories in a variety of managerial roles.  She grew up in Lancaster County, got married to a New Englander and has two amazing daughters.  StephContinue reading “Steph Schreyer, New Holland”