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In the line of work that my wife and I do (we are house parents at a group home facility), we see many children that are falling through the cracks in life. In eight years as house parents, we have housed over seventy kids for reasons that vary from neglect to truancy to abuse. Not every parent that has brought their kids to us have been neglectful. Many of them are wonderful parents who have just lost control of their homes and are looking for help. Continue reading

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Father’s Day: A measure of success

What would I have to accomplish in life to really feel like I am winning? Do I need to be extremely wealthy? Do I need to have fifteen kids? Do I need to own an island? What is the goal? Personally, I feel like a successful man is one who is living beyond his next paycheck. It is that guy who’s children’s needs are being met. A successful dude is taking care of the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of his wife. If I am meeting these goals, I am winning at life. Continue reading

The Rainy Day Blues

The vast majority of Americans today, would have trouble keeping it together if someone in their home became unemployed. I read a report recently stating that most households wouldn’t even be able to scrape together $400 to cover the cost of replacing their tires. We are told over and over to save money and prepare for a rainy day. However, most of America has not taken this advice or have found themselves in situations that prevent this. Continue reading

The Early Bird

You know, there’s that old saying, the early bird gets the worm, that people often use to express how productive it is to get up early and start your day before everyone else. It is not exactly that we want the worm necessarily but the lesson there is simple. Get up early, before everyone else, and reap the benefits of a full day’s work. Continue reading

Nail Those Writing Skills Down

One of the most important skills that an aspiring writer needs to master is the ability to write something that someone else wants to read. This seems like a no-brainer. However, the difference between a piece of content that someone actually reads, comments on and shares, and a piece of content that ends up being passed over is often found in how well the article is written.  Continue reading

7 Ways to Improve Your Finances

I am always looking for a few ways to cut corners and put a few more dollars in my wallet. I think you do as well. That’s why we connect so well. We all want to live a little more comfortably. The key is always found in taking the steps necessary to get there. So, when I find an article that I think might help you out, I always try to get it into your hands. This one fell across my screen yesterday while I was on the way to St. Louis (I wasn’t driving at the time) and I thought it would be helpful. Continue reading