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Be A Cheerful Giver This Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us and we are excited to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus, though He was rich, became poor on our behalf, lived a sinless life, died on the cross offering up His life for ours, and rose again to give us the gift of a… Continue reading Be A Cheerful Giver This Christmas

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6 Reasons Your Family Should Serve Together

Do you serve together as a family? No? Why not? Here are 6 reasons why you should be: 1. The family that serves together grows together. Relationships are strengthened when you serve as a family. Spending time each week, each month outside your comfort zone leads to personal and family growth. You grow as individuals mentally, physically, socially… Continue reading 6 Reasons Your Family Should Serve Together

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25 Days of Giving: The First Few Days

I am going to be honest. November 30th felt like Christmas Eve for me. I was energized and excited about Tuesday, December 1st. Why you may ask? The answer is simple. December 1st started our annual Christmas giving event. December 1st means the 25 Days of Giving. We are now on the brink of Day… Continue reading 25 Days of Giving: The First Few Days

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Inconvenience Leads To Opportunity

Inconvenience leads to opportunity. We just need to open our eyes to see it. I experienced it first hand once again tonight.   I stopped to get gas this evening at a local gas station. As usual I was in a hurry so I paid at the pump. Unfortunately, the pump failed to give me… Continue reading Inconvenience Leads To Opportunity

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2015: The Journey Continues

We are already eleven days into the new year. Can you believe it? Time sure does move fast and life will pass us by if we do not stop and enjoy it. 2014 was a good, but challenging, year for our family and this project. We experienced negative and positive, joy and happiness, pain and heartache,… Continue reading 2015: The Journey Continues

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Up, Up, Up and Away

There is something magical about a hot air balloon.  Since I was a child, I have been mesmerized by the sight of them gliding through the air.  The beautiful colors of the large-shaped object against a backdrop of blue sky and white clouds is spectacular. I am not sure why I get so much joy… Continue reading Up, Up, Up and Away

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A Park Clean-Up To Recognize Service

This week we joined the mayor and 40 other volunteers at Klug Park to celebrate "Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service."  One thousand mayors around the country came together to recognize the importance of volunteerism and service in our communities.  This day of recognition was full of press conferences, cameras, publicity, and service.  We were there for… Continue reading A Park Clean-Up To Recognize Service

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Do Not Go Barefoot: A Note To The Disgruntled Volunteer

This is a note to the disgruntled volunteer.  You know who you are.  You have made attempts to get involved with a local organization, but you have been unsuccessful because the organization has failed to respond.  Emails have been sent, applications completed, and phone calls made, but no reply.  Complete silence.  Maybe you have spent… Continue reading Do Not Go Barefoot: A Note To The Disgruntled Volunteer

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A Second Chance is Everyone’s Business

For more than two years, Blue Jacket has been on our target list of organization's that we wanted to learn more about and volunteer with.  It is an organization that specializes in second chances.  And who doesn't need, and deserve, a second chance at some point in life?  We all do.  We all make mistakes.… Continue reading A Second Chance is Everyone’s Business

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Empowering Children To Change the World

A few weeks ago, our youngest daughter came to us with an idea.  An idea that centered around others, specifically those that are homeless and in shelters.  A population that MaKenna (age 12) has learned about, spent time with, and helped over the last couple of years.  Those encounters and experiences have lit a passion… Continue reading Empowering Children To Change the World