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How and What To Give For Houston Harvey Victims

How and What To Give For Houston Harvey Victims

Many are asking the question. What can I do? How can I help? This little article is going to give a quick overview of what is really needed. There are so many small rescue centers located in schools and churches all over the Houston area. If you are within the Houston community, you are in a unique position to be helpful to your extremely localized area. Pay attention to local posts, look up your closest schools on Facebook and see…

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Harvey Aftermath – What To Do When You Get Home

Harvey Aftermath – What To Do When You Get Home

We’ve all been through terrible devastation and fear this week in Houston. It’s not over yet, and the rebuilding process will likely take years. Let’s not think too far ahead just yet. The best way to deal with these types of situations is with small steps at a time. What can you do now? What should you be doing as soon as possible? Here are some tips to get you started on practical, small step-action if your house has taken…

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Commentary On: “You Are Not ‘Running Late.’ You are Rude and Selfish”

Commentary On: “You Are Not ‘Running Late.’ You are Rude and Selfish”

Wow…I really like this. Before you get offended, read the article for the gems… {Read the article here} Excerpt: In recent years it seems that a meeting set to start at 9 am, for some people means in the general vicinity of any time which starts with the numeral ‘9’. Like 9.30 for example. People drift in at 9.10 or 9.20, or even later. And they smile warmly at the waiting group, as they unwrap their bacon sandwich, apparently totally…

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Sorry I’m Not Sorry: A Critique of SCOTUS, Hobby Lobby and Mainstream Christianity

Sorry I’m Not Sorry: A Critique of SCOTUS, Hobby Lobby and Mainstream Christianity

By: Kevin Mack My turn. I’m sorry I’m not sorry. I just couldn’t hold back anymore. This impacts of the SCOTUS decision are yet to be seen, but even before thinking about those, the issue itself is composed of 12 issues (that I can see): gender discrimination, the education system, the health care system, insurance costs, separation of church and state, income inequality, the working poor, plutocracy, religious freedom, corporate greed, corporate entity, and the (corrupted) judicial system (and appointee process)….

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Listening To Your Gut

Listening To Your Gut

By: Melanie Masterson As my job search continues, I face many options for making money and sometimes I just have to listen to my gut. Some jobs may be right for some people, but not right for me. We are each blessed with specific talents through our life experiences and sometimes we need to search to find the job that fits our particular personality. I have been waiting to hear back from an interview a couple weeks ago and in…

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Getting Back My Peace of Mind by Letting Go a Piece of Me

Getting Back My Peace of Mind by Letting Go a Piece of Me

By: Loni Chambers Capshew  This morning I did a bit of addition and realized something I found rather astounding. This is the first time in the last 58 years that I have not been somehow involved in the rush and hullaballoo of the first day of school –  as a student, as an educator,  as a parent, or as a parent-surrogate. That’s a huge chunk of living and a huge chunk of my identity, a situation of which I’m made…

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Learn To Be Your Own Hero: Dysfunction, Struggle and Conquest

Learn To Be Your Own Hero: Dysfunction, Struggle and Conquest

Learning To Be My Own Hero: Dysfunction, Struggle and Conquest By: Kelly Elias This is an old picture of me in what one of my dear friends and I used to call our “glory days.”  Back then, to me, this was the picture of me as the hero… That is, the hero that I wanted to be, to everyone else but myself.  I had just completed my first ever triathlon, and I was a “perfect” (ha!) wife and mother.  I…

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Owning it – How to Deal with Anger

Owning it – How to Deal with Anger

By: Alison Reeves One of the most empowering things I ever learned is how to “own my part”. In the past few years, I’ve seen repeatedly that when I feel any type of anger, I have a part to play. People aren’t perfect. They do things that are wrong. Some do things that are specifically wrong to ME. But the bottom line is that no one controls my feelings or behavior except for me. As an extreme example of what…

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