Today, I am writing you about an opinion piece that was published Wednesday in the Coeur d’Alene Press called “judge not” by Melinda Cadwallader. It was regarding an article written in Live Well CDA by Raydeane Owens titled “Telling Yourself the Truth.”
I have known Raydeane Owens for more than three years now and on top of being a truly amazing person and a bright light to everyone around her, I really enjoy reading her articles in your paper. Raydeane spends the majority of her time focused on our community here and has been especially encouraging to the women of our community. She carries so much wisdom with her. Her articles are honest, humble, filled with grace and really bring you to think. I’m so glad that you give her a space as one of your contributors.
If you look at Melinda’s Facebook profile, you will see that this is not the first attack that she’s perpetuated on Raydeane or the church community that Raydeane and her husband lead. This community has been life changing to me and hundreds of others in our community. It’s a wonderful place where all are welcome and lives are changed. I hope that a personal vendetta will not sway your opinion of this amazing contributor you have access to and we as a community glean from.