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Plan ahead for “April Showers”

As we move through life, each new stage brings its share of joy and challenge. Just as April showers bring May flowers, it is often only after hard work, perseverance and planning that we see the benefit of our efforts. Planning for your financial future is no different.  Saving and planning can be incredibly beneficial when you are faced with...

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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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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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Love IS like a Drug After All
Love IS like a Drug After All

Love is, apparently, like a drug. At least the initial stages of passionate love. According to researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine: That rush of good feelings you have in the first few months of being in love don't just put you in a better mood; love may actually be a painkiller ... The magnitude of pain relief when participants...

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Hope Realized as Miners Rescued
Hope Realized as Miners Rescued

As I write this post, nearly half of the trapped Chilean miners have been rescued. The thirty-three miners were trapped on August 5th 2010 when the main ramp into the San Jose mine in northern Chile collapsed. CNN showed live video of the rescue and a live tracker on their front page displaying the number of people rescued so far. Similarly, in...

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