• The holidays create a great season to bring more happiness into your life. The best way? Reflect on all the things in your life that help you, move...
    If You Want to Be Happy, Pract...
    By Dianna Booher
    November 23rd, 2017

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  • I’m not the only one asking this question. A startling message came through to me on Facebook a few weeks ago—even before the Steve Scalise shoo...
    How Fragile Is Freedom This Ye...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 06th, 2017

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  • “You’ll be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read,” was the motto of one of ...
    The Single BEST Way to Get Sma...
    By Dianna Booher
    March 09th, 2017

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  • Those of you who routinely follow my blog know that I typically write about business topics:  leadership communication, executive presence, sales p...
    Love Notes to Share With Your ...
    By Dianna Booher
    February 09th, 2017

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  • In a presentation or an email, it’s typically not the big things but the small missteps that damage relationships—particularly when it comes to ...
    Communication Zingers to Avoid...
    By Dianna Booher
    February 02nd, 2017

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  • One of the most compassionate and selfless scenes that Gospel writers record in the life of Christ occurs in the last moments of His life on earth, as...
    A Matter of Trust
    By Julie-Allyson Ieron
    January 19th, 2017

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  • In the years before my husband retired, the most common comment I heard from other women whose husbands had retired was, “Can you deal with him bein...
    Becoming you, me, and us {Happ...
    By Jan Dunlap
    December 29th, 2016

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  • Congratulations! You’re retiring and moving to a new location. How exciting! And then you look at all the stuff – furniture, mementos, household ...
    Shedding the Stuff: Happy Trai...
    By Jan Dunlap
    December 15th, 2016

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  • Are you a woman whose goal is to survive the holidays? You go into get-it-done mode and plow through your to-do list and give a big sigh of relief on ...
    3 Ways to Make This Christmas ...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    December 08th, 2016

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  • I can tell you exactly when I resolved I would not spend the years ahead in Minnesota: two winters ago, I slipped on an icy sidewalk while walking the...
    When You’re Ready For a Move...
    By Jan Dunlap
    December 01st, 2016

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  • I never had a curfew. My mom considered curfews permissive. She preferred accountability. When I left the house with a new boy for a new activity, the...
    Gratitude for Great Parenting
    By Dianna Booher
    November 24th, 2016

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  • My sister and her husband are planning to retire at the end of the year. Their first adventure is already on the calendar: they’re going to go on a ...
    It's My Retirement and I'll Trek...
    By Jan Dunlap
    November 17th, 2016

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  • "My Mother Scares Me" (Video Blo...

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  • “But what am I going to DO when I’m retired?” It seems to me that a lot of people don’t really answer this question in detail when they start...
    Happy Trails, Part 3: “But w...
    By Jan Dunlap
    November 03rd, 2016

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  • "Aging...You Gotta Find the Hum...

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  • What is it that “lights your fire”?What thought is it that awakens you in the morning more vibrantly than does your unwelcome alarm clock? What de...
    What Lights Your Fire?
    By Carol McLeod
    October 13th, 2016

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  • It’s not surprising that many people wonder if – and when – they will be able to retire from full-time employment. Despite the fluctuations of t...
    Can You Afford Retirement? :: ...
    By Jan Dunlap
    October 20th, 2016

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  • “Tell me again: when did you move here?” I get this question frequently since my husband and I retired to our new home in a new community in a di...
    Happy Trails...Ahead!
    By Jan Dunlap
    October 06th, 2016

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  • Tragedy.Two-year- old precious baby boys that disappear under murky waters.Horrific pain.Young men and women gunned down in the prime of life in a cit...
    Now What?!
    By Carol McLeod
    September 29th, 2016

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  • My husband and I recently completed what may have been the most significant collaboration of our marriage, with the exception of creating three marvel...
    Margin for Error
    By Deb DeArmond
    September 22nd, 2016

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  • Curious where people settle, isn’t it? Most of my relatives settled in Minnesota—which my California friends have a hard time understanding. Why w...
    A Sense of Place
    By John Merritt
    September 15th, 2016

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  • I chatted recently with radio host and author Carol Graham on the subject of my battle with depression and how God's word helped me overcome the lies I...
    How to Replace the Lies You Be...
    By Dena Dyer
    September 08th, 2016

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  • “Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed … ” (1 Corinthians 15:51 TNIV).I first noticed this scripture m...
    Facing a Change?
    By Karen Jordan
    September 01st, 2016

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  • Are you tired of the battle? Feeling like it's time to throw in the towel? Carol McLeod of Just Joy Ministries shares a word of encouragement ... you ...
    You are a Champion (Video Blog...
    By Carol McLeod
    August 25th, 2016

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  • AUTUMN MELODYIt’s that time again. The first blasts of autumn can be mighty bracing, coming as they do on the heels of summer heat. You rummage in y...
    Fall is Coming Soon!
    By Janalyn Voigt
    August 18th, 2016

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  • You’ve probably dealt with people whom you’ve wanted to whop upside the head because of their arrogant attitude. Yet some might argue that they...
    Communicating Confidence Versu...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 11th, 2016

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  • I knew we’d reached a crisis point when my octogenarian mom said to me a couple of years ago after dinner out, “I need to get home and do email....
    6 Ways to Handle Your Email Fa...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 04th, 2016

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  • “I can’t do this …”“ My heart is breaking … I just can’t do this …”“Why me?! Why do I have to walk this journey?”“How will I e...
    RELEASING OUR CHILDREN TO THEI...
    By Carol McLeod
    July 21st, 2016

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  • Long before dry cleaners and delicate wash cycles, clothes had to be washed by hand. When the dirt and grim of labor disguised the fabric’s true col...
    Going Down to the Creek
    By The M.O.M. Initiative
    July 14th, 2016

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  • “You process faster than I do. You talk faster than I do. And if you want to “win”—you’re on a roll. But if you want the best solution Deb, ...
    Winning at All Costs is Soooo ...
    By Deb DeArmond
    July 07th, 2016

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  • My sprightly 89-year-old dad had been walking two miles every day until his back began to bother him five months ago. Now, after seeing 3 back speci...
    Poor Communication by Doctors ...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 23rd, 2016

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  • When I looked outside, it seemed that something had fogged up two of my windows, casting half of the valley below in a shadow. But then I realized the...
    What's Your Focus?
    By Dorothy Johnson
    June 16th, 2016

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  • The Bible encourages Christ followers to share their life lessons of faith with others.Men. The apostle Paul gave Titus this advice as he prepared to...
    5 Tips for Sharing Your Faith ...
    By Karen Jordan
    June 30th, 2016

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  • Skimming through John 10, I found myself stuck on these words:“I have come that they may have life; and have it to the full.”Feeling a bit empty, ...
    Life to the Full
    By Laurie Short
    June 09th, 2016

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  • In an era when many Christians are leaving church, content editor Dena Dyer writes, "God placed a deep desire for community in every Christian. That’...
    Love the Church You're In
    By Dena Dyer
    June 02nd, 2016

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  • Dear Mom,Another Mother’s Day has rolled around, reminding me once again of how blessed Will and I were by you. Thank you for giving us a wonderful ...
    Reflections of Mother - Mother...
    By Dorothy Johnson
    May 26th, 2016

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