UFI Blog

Stephanie Hubbard Over the past four years I have lived the typical college lifestyle. I thrived on ramen and macaroni, pulled several all-nighters and amazingly functioned on little sleep. Not only did I endure the physical deprivations to my health, but also withstood the psychological stress...

Maddi Gillel According to Heritage, our government is trying to regulate Americans’ livelihoods away. The EPA is pushing regulation of “greenhouse gases” – something even its own officials have admitted would have no noticeable impact on the climate. Research shows the devastating impact it would have...

The United Nations process provides a startling contrast to anyone familiar with the legislative process at the state or federal level. There are no elected officials or constituents, there is no constitution, little accountability, and everyone seems to be doing whatever they want. One of...

Diane Robertson The Commission on the Status of Women (CWS) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Each year delegates from 45 countries meet at the U.N. headquarters in NY to formulate concrete policies on women worldwide. Volunteers from United Families...

At age eight, Amelia Belchior woke up in her home in Marromeu, Mozambique to learn that her mother had passed away—a short 15 months after losing her father. She and her two-year-old brother were left without parental love and guidance. In the orphanage system, they...

Kristi Kane Do you ever look forward to the weekend because you know an outstanding movie is coming out? I haven't felt that way in a very long time. The 86th Academy Awards which took place on the first Sunday of this month, left me feeling as...

Rachel Allison Four sons, one son-in-law, and five grandsons are reason enough to be concerned about the plague of pornography that is so available on our computers, “smart” phones, tablets, and every other devise that can access the internet. Because of the availability, addictions can be...

Rebecca Mallory      Yes, despite the yucky stuff bombarding us each day, I AM happy! And since March 20, 2014 is the "International Day of Happiness", what better subject to write about? You need to watch a great youTube video by Pharell Williams that is sure...

Maddi Gillel In 1972, Richard M. Nixon instituted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  One of the first actions taken was to ban DDT.  DDT had saved the lives of countless Americans and Europeans.  It was then  banned in a frenzy of ‘misguided environmental zeal and population...

Ann Bailey One third of all women living in the countries that comprise the European Union have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence since the age of 15.  This according to a new survey based on interviews with 42,000 women.  That’s a staggering number...

In a media age that bombards youth with images of what they should look like and gives false importance to outer beauty, it can be challenging to instill in young minds a true sense of inner strength and beauty. How can fathers and mothers compete...

Kristi Kane Many years ago, my husband worked through the sale of his company. The process of the sale lasted for over two years. During that time, my husband was the chief legal counsel for the company, and had many work hours already. Instead of the...

-Holly Gardner The internet and I have a love/hate thing going on.  It got me through junior high, high school, college, job hunting, Sunday lesson planning, worry-wart mothering, hobbies, genealogy, my Pinterest phase… I mean, I am an internet fan!  Good, wonderful, informative, uplifting, uniting, blessed...

Rachel Allison A good friend of mine is fighting Agenda 21. Another friend is educating neighbors and friends on our Constitution and its guaranteed freedoms. My neighbor down the street shelters dogs in need of a good home. I learned years ago, that there aren’t enough hours in the...

     Rebecca Mallory      “Hello. I’m from the government. I’m here to help.”  Is anyone as fed up with government trying to “help” as I am? Last week’s blog post recounted the horrific story of Justina Pelletier who has been cruelly taken from her parents by doctors...

Matt Carter In our society we often follow what is going on in the lives of celebrities. From the fight that Justin Bieber had with a DJ to Miley Cyrus breaking up with Liam Hemsworth. There is something always happening with celebrities, and far too often...

Maddi Gillel Why do weakened/destroyed families and the destruction of a belief in God allow a totalitarian government to flourish?  It tears down the walls of defense and strength that these institutions provide.   The following are some of the goals of Communism for the United States: Continue...

Rebecca Mallory Did that headline sink in? Yup. It was announced this week that America now has the 47th most free press in the world. What about the First Amendment to the constitution declaring Freedom of Speech and of a Free press?  It's being completely trashed...

Diane RobertsonToday gay rights and religious liberty are at odds. To promote their legal agenda, the gay rights movement has often and frequently equated itself to the civil rights movement. But are homosexual people really facing the same issues that the African-Americans faced previous to...

Cameron Conyers Deadly Affairs, Deadly Women, Beauty Queen Murders, Southern Fried Homicide, and Wives with Knives. These are all names of popular television shows that are readily available, day or night, for young adults, children, and families to view. Whatever happened to wholesome shows like I...

Elise Ellsworth “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?”  This is the famous lament of Professor Henry Higgins in the movie, My Fair Lady.  Thoroughly discouraged by his inability to understand women, Professor Higgins sings this tongue-in-cheek melody about how the world might be...

Rice is the most important crop in the world.  These tips will help you raise your rice properly. Growing rice is challenging but not impossible.  It takes patience, care, and a tremendous amount of work. Even though rice adapts to many environments, it needs plenty of sunshine,...

Kristi Kane Have you ever seen a house or building being demolished? It takes very little time to do. But to build a home or a building requires so much: a lot of money, labor, materials, building permits, inspections and time. The finished product can take...