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09 Jul THIS WEEK: APPRECIATE ART

In his book, The Artisan Soul, Erwin McManus so perfectly wrote, “We were created as works of art to be artists at work.” Now, many of us might read this and completely disagree, thinking, “I could not be any worse of an artist.” We get...

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02 Jul THIS WEEK: PARTY IN THE PARK

Parks are beautiful things. They were created to provide beauty, to be explored, to preserve, to play and to relax in. They are also places for us to connect—with nature, one another, and our community. Knowing this, you might think that your local park would...

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01 Jul THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS ACTIVE

Summer is in full effect—it’s finally time for warmer weather, longer evenings, barbeques, swimming pools, concerts in the park, and that long-awaited vacation time. But, come September, have you ever been asked, “So what did you do this summer?” and you replied with a puzzled...

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25 Jun THIS WEEK: EXPRESS LOVE

It’s the topic of nearly every #1 music single. It’s the stuff that makes up many blockbuster films and best-selling novels. And, it’s the thing our heart yearns for more than anything else. It’s love. Arguably the most powerful combination of any four letters in...

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18 Jun THIS WEEK: LEND A HAND

Last week we talked about how simple we human beings can be. While that’s still true, the thing is we can still be complicated too… in the simplest of ways. Recall, for a moment, the last time you entered a store and an employee asked...

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11 Jun THIS WEEK: LISTEN UP

As complicated as we are as human beings, we are also pretty simple. We all have basic needs—a roof over our head, shoes on our feet, food, water, and safety. In addition to these “survival needs,” we also have “human needs,” or needs of the...

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04 Jun THIS WEEK: BE PATIENT

Ask a barista at Starbucks what their least favorite part of their job is and, for the most part, they will tell you the same thing. No, it’s not waking up at 4:30 to open. It’s not taking out the garbage or restocking supplies either....

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28 May THIS WEEK: TRY A TREAT

We often believe we have to do something to earn a “treat.” Or, there are only a few times a year that we get “treats,” which can mean the rest of the year becomes about depriving ourselves. But, we all deserve to treat ourselves. This...

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21 May THIS WEEK: LAUGH LIKE YOU MEAN IT

We have all heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” It is one of the truisms we have always embraced and believed, usually without taking it too literally. However, science has proven that laughter truly is a medicine. Laughter reduces stress, lowers blood pressure,...

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