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10 Great Reasons to Eat Dinner as a Family

I have my meals planned this week. But rather than posting my plan (it's just pasta Monday, fish Tuesday, meatless on Wednesday, frozen leftovers on Thursday), I thought I'd post my rationale for eating together.  When I was out walking recently, my daughter Katie said to me, "You know what I like about our family, Mommy? We eat together. It's...

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What I Mean to Say Is…
What I Mean to Say Is…

Words are powerful. They start can start a revolution, they can start a family, they can change a nation, they can end a war.  We decorate our walls with words, some of us tattoo them on to our bodies.  In the moment it can be hard to find just the right words which might also be why we like quotes so much.  T. S. Eliot wrote, “It is impossible...

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A Penny Saved: Ten Painless Ways to Save
A Penny Saved: Ten Painless Ways to Save

In these uncertain economic times, we’re all looking to save a little money, especially if we can do it without changing our lifestyle. Here are ten ways you can do just that. Taken together and applied over even a few months, they could make a noticeable difference to your family’s budget. The “small stuff” pays off. Pennies and nickels...

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Put Worry in its Place
Put Worry in its Place

Last night I was so worried about not getting enough sleep that I couldn't sleep. My brain was working through all the details of the next day and I knew I had to be awake for it all. Ever have a night like that when your mind is your worst enemy? Why do we worry? For me there are lots of reasons, far too many to count. Maybe that’s because...

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Buried Talent
Buried Talent

It was once wisely observed that “Success is not measured by what you are compared to others; success is measured by what you are compared to what you could be.” (Bill Gothard) If you haven’t yet watched the short film “Buried Talent,” please take a look. It illustrates two common problems: One, comparing ourselves to others … and two,...

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What’s the Most Socially Taboo Topic?
What's the Most Socially Taboo Topic?

What is the most socially taboo subject you can think of? Now imagine that you are dealing with that exact problem. Maybe you don't have to imagine it, maybe you already are. Since the topic is so taboo though, who can you talk with about it? Earlier this year we posted about the increasing prevalence of "life coaches." They fulfill a different...

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Long Distance Love
Long Distance Love

It can be very frustrating to be away from your loved one for a long period of time. Not being next to your partner can be very draining emotionally when you need a hug, kiss or even a pat on the back and they cannot give it to you.  Those little affirmations are important. Trips back and forth can prove very costly and sometimes, traveling is not...

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The World Series & Faith
The World Series & Faith

Tonight, a new World Series champion may be crowned. Either the San Francisco Giants will win their first World Series title in 56 years, or the Texas Rangers will prolong the series, which currently sits at 3-1 in the Giants' favor. (TSN) The situation looks bleak for the Texas Rangers right now, but as I read about the series, I thought back...

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