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  • The Lemonade-Stand Lesson

    In warmer weather, small kid-run businesses pop up from time to time, offering cookies, lemonade and more.  When I see one of these, I always buy something.  I want to encourage entrepreneurship! At age seven, our daughter did quite well with her own small business effort.  A cousin had noted that yard sales should always be accompanied by a refreshment stand.  She ...

    Posted at August 1, 2014 | By : | Categories : Mind,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • Help a Kid Understand Business

    There are far too many people who do not understand how a business operates!  Sometimes our own family members – especially the younger ones -- are oblivious to the central functioning of a business. This summer, when you are traveling with your own children, other young family members or friends, seek out opportunities to ...

    Posted at July 25, 2014 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • Have We Forgotten the Importance of Applause?

    Proper etiquette at a non-worship event is to clap our hands at the end of each individual performance, thereby demonstrating our appreciation.  This can range from polite applause to enthusiastic affirmation with shouts and whistles – depending on our reaction and personal comfort level.  Recently, however, I have noticed that many of us have forgotten the importance of applause. Last Sunday evening, ...

    Posted at July 18, 2014 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives | 0 Comment
  • Our Lives: When Garbage Comes In

    Someone in every household removes the trash on a regular basis.  Garbage leaves our home and good riddance!  But, are we paying attention to the garbage that enters into our daily lives? The easiest way to deal with this “living” garbage is to avoid contact.  However, that is ...

    Posted at July 12, 2014 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • What is Patriotism?

    Patriotism is viewed as corny by some, meaningless by others.  When I described myself to a friend as patriotic, she asked me what that meant.  She has become a citizen of the United States in recent years and was genuinely curious.  As a result, I have spent time formulating my answer – and here it is. Simply put, patriotism is an expression of faith in, support ...

    Posted at July 4, 2014 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 1 Comment
  • Expanding My Comfort Zone: Appalachian Service Project

    By signing up with Appalachian Service Project (ASP) through my church, I knew I would be stepping outside of my personal comfort zone.  I would leave a highly-predictable environment for an unfamiliar place, doing service work that would stretch me.  I knew ...

    Posted at June 27, 2014 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 4 Comments
  • Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone

    As we go through life, we pick up multiple skills and develop our innate abilities.  Life becomes more predictable, and that relieves some of our stress.  We tend to gravitate to what we know, even in volunteer positions.  If we know finance, we cashier at the school bazaar or serve on ...

    Posted at June 20, 2014 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Looking for Motivation

    Some days are filled with focus, excitement and purpose.  Other days, we drift. In life there are 1) things we want to do and 2) things we have to do.  While things we want to do tend ...

    Posted at June 13, 2014 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives | 0 Comment
  • Hypocrisy Can be a Good Thing

    Hypocrisy is most often associated with bad intentions.  Believing one thing and saying or doing something different is generally considered to be dishonest.  And, nobody likes a liar.  However, there are times when hypocrisy is not only warranted, but desirable.  When we embrace the traits we hope to incorporate into our own lives, we start changing for the better.  I refer ...

    Posted at June 6, 2014 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 2 Comments
  • Look at the Simplest Explanation First

    Life can be hectic – especially for small business owners. We try to keep things organized.  Productive. Just like this driveway culvert.  Clean.  Effective.   Perhaps we are not quite that organized, but seemingly sufficient for the task.   Of course, sometimes circumstances do not ...

    Posted at May 30, 2014 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives | 0 Comment
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