12.202017
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Christmas Presence 

Christmas Presence 

Anytime our youngest son, Dalton, would want something from me or his dad, he’d preface his request with “The law states…”.  Often, he’d pause for effect and then he’d fill in the blank with whatever random request he might have at the moment.  His method was predictable.  He’d state his want, pause, and then wait…

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12.192017
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Charitable IRA Rollovers

Charitable IRA Rollovers

Did you know… A Tax-Free Charitable IRA Rollover can allow you to do more with your nest egg and end-of-year giving The charitable IRA rollover allows you to make charitable gifts directly from your IRA to your favorite organization. The amount that is sent directly to charitable organizations counts toward your Required Minimum Distribution for the…

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11.282017
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Serotonin-Induced Giving

Serotonin-Induced Giving

So, yeah, I can’t cook. Well, technically, I can cook three things: lasagna, biscuits and gravy, and pancakes. But, outside of that, my husband does most of the cooking. I had to laugh recently when my son sent a letter home from Boot Camp that said he missed Dad’s cooking! What can I say, I…

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10.262017
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Acute Angle

Acute Angle

We should have known it was a bad sign when Dalton’s kindergarten teacher at Lakeview, Mrs. Curtis, sat us down in those tiny little chairs and said that our son was having difficulty with his color words. I remember looking at her and saying, “But, his last name is a color word: Brown!” Yeah, he’s…

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10.112017
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The Three-Item Challenge

The Three-Item Challenge

Results. We all want them. Some rely on them. Some have to go into overtime to get them. Some get statues because of them. (#Peyton) Some write books about them. That’s what Simon Sinek did. His book, Start with Why reminded me of book Good to Great by Collins in that it shows the minor…

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09.122017
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Awesomesauce

Awesomesauce

September has always been my favorite month.  It’s a great combination, like Marie Osmond, who was a little bit country, and Donny Osmond, who was a little bit rock and roll.  We get to enjoy warm days and cool nights; the perfect mix of summer and fall all rolled into one.  I love smelling a…

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08.232017
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2017 Community Marketplace

2017 Community Marketplace

The Community Marketplace is quickly approaching!  This year’s event will be on Wednesday, September 20th from 1:00-6:00PM at the STAR Financial YMCA in Marion.  This year’s Marketplace is shaping up to be another huge success for local businesses.  One special difference that sets us apart from other trade fairs you may attend is the opportunity…

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Big Rocks and Beer

Big Rocks and Beer

Sooner or later everybody has a first job.  These days, it seems like the older you are the younger you were when you had your first money-making venture.  I was doing an icebreaker activity at church once when we all had to share what our first dip was in the career pool.  There were a…

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08.152017
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Carey Services Expressions

Carey Services Expressions

Carey Services is working hard to identify more and more community integration opportunities for individuals we serve, and we continue to find ways to connect the community’s passion to our causes by offering different events and sponsorship opportunities. Last year, we had our inaugural Expressions art event where artwork from those we serve were showcased…

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