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30 Jul THIS WEEK: TRY SOMETHING NEW

Being new at something can be both terrifying and exciting. To begin with, most of us don’t like to fail at something, and “being new” likely means we won’t be very good at first. We also have fears that hold us back and keep us...

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23 Jul THIS WEEK: TAKE A JOURNEY

Ah, the dream of a vacation. We all want one, but the reality is that we stress out when we get ready to take one, and we often feel a bit depressed and overwhelmed with life when we get back home. It can feel like...

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16 Jul THIS WEEK: KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR

I’m not sure whether Fred McFeely Rogers knew how disconnected we would become, but 895 times, from 1968–2001, Mr. Rogers came onto our television screens and asked us to “be his neighbor.” Today, many of us don’t even know our neighbors’ names, let alone anything...

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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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