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The Meat and Potatoes of Life

The Meat and Potatoes of Life

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite the iconic yellow vehicle being the subject of happy nursery rhymes and jolly cartoons, taking school transportation is not always a stress-free experience.

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Footsteps in Faith: Prayer is a powerful way to close the distance

Footsteps in Faith: Prayer is a powerful way to close the distance

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

When all you can do is to pray, you learn that the best you can do is to pray.

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Successful marriages always require skill, training

Successful marriages always require skill, training

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear readers, “figuring it out on the go” is killing marriages. Marriage isn’t on-the-job-training because when the blind lead the blind … you get the picture.

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One year after leaving active duty status, but the ride’s not over

One year after leaving active duty status, but the ride’s not over

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

One year out, our metamorphosis from military to civilian life is still in the gooey larval stages. We remain very much a family in transition.

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Finding beauty in trash is one family’s summer beach ritual

Finding beauty in trash is one family’s summer beach ritual

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Interestingly, while on vacation, we find beauty in the shattered remnants of long-abandoned beer bottles, mayonnaise jars, wine jugs and other broken bits of glass that have been tossed about on the sea floor long enough to become sea glass.

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Self-awareness can be found with serious introspection

Self-awareness can be found with serious introspection

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

To be critical of another person’s character or behavior is probably one of the most natural responses in human relationships.

Often, we live our lives in a type of reaction to the myriad of offenses that might come our way on any particular day.
In fact, being offended means nothing at all, it is a powerless whining that leads the person in a “victim cycle,” giving them a numbing shot of self-righteousness indignation.

Ultimately, no one really cares if you are offended – except maybe you.

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August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month

August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

U.S. Army Pacific Team, August 2017 marks the 8th Annual Antiterrorism Awareness Month.

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The Meat and Potatoes of Life: Catching crabs can be done respectfully

The Meat and Potatoes of Life: Catching crabs can be done respectfully

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

When you are done crabbing, properly dress your crab-nip wounds with bandages, treat your bug bites with ointment, apply aloe to your sunburn and pull out dock splinters with tweezers before heading home to steam and pick your catch.

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Footsteps in Faith: Are you hungry? Try something of substance

Footsteps in Faith: Are you hungry? Try something of substance

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The key to being filled is in the pursuit. What are we looking to in order to be filled? Are we looking to relationships, alcohol, money, prestige or rank?

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Footsteps in Faith: Consider kindness in discouraging times

Footsteps in Faith: Consider kindness in discouraging times

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kindness can be as simple as offering a smile to a stranger, giving an encouraging word, letting someone in front of you while driving, or speaking positively about a Soldier when others attempt to ridicule them. The sky is truly the limit.

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