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The meaning of Christmas has to do with YOU?

The meaning of Christmas has to do with YOU?

Are you looking to have an awesome Christmas this year? A Christmas that will move you? One that has meaning behind it? I know I am. This past month I researched Christmas, that’s kind of funny to say. But I sought out answers to this holiday. After I put some of...

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What Am I Doing Wrong – when busy bites

What Am I Doing Wrong – when busy bites

Is it me, or is it true that the last six weeks of school are insanely busy? Every year I say to myself, “I can handle May and June; I’m prepared for it.” But when it hits all the neat and tidy thoughts explode into chaos. Seriously! What am I doing wrong? The answer...

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Teaching Millennials how to Work Hard – 4 Tips

Teaching Millennials how to Work Hard – 4 Tips

There have been recent conversations in our home about what it means to ‘work hard’. Different generations have different definitions, I get that, but I think we can all agree that hard work takes: - Integrity     - Sweat     - Humility    - Sacrifice When I put an...

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Secret to Survival? Creativity

Secret to Survival? Creativity

I’ll never forget the time when I was 10 years old; I reached for the flour in an overhead cupboard. My fingertips were millimeters away from the canister. One… more… bit… CRASH! I was successful in getting the flour down, but it wasn’t in the canister… it was on my...

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5 Easy Ways to Comfort Hurting People

5 Easy Ways to Comfort Hurting People

I admire people who can share openly what’s going on in their life; I’m not talking about people boasting about themselves, I’m talking about people genuinely reaching out for help. Why? Because it makes me feel human and it gives me a chance to help in some way or...

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Children and the Outdoors – a Game Changer

Children and the Outdoors – a Game Changer

“Mom, I’m bored,” my son says. “It’s okay to be bored,” I say. “But Mom! What am I going to do?” he replies. “Why don’t you go outside and play,” I suggest. “Na, there’s nothing to do outside,” he ends. That conversation was an eye opener for me. When I was his age I...

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Looking at the World with Child Eyes

Not too long ago we, as a nation, recognized Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. Banks were closed. The Post Office was closed. Public schools were closed. Dr. King believed in non-violence, he was determined, he knew his purpose, and he acted on it. My 7-year-old son...

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The Face of Our Future

Recently I visited my old stomping grounds where I graduated from college, Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  I have many fond memories of college life. Needless to say, I was very excited to go back and visit, for it had been seventeen years since I was...

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Let’s add flavor to our reflections

September is the ‘back to school’ month. Back to routines, busy schedules, and extra activities. Going on an adventure is long gone right? Not a chance. For me this is the time of year when a special get-a-way mission is critically needed. Stepping away from the daily...

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