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Football parents guilty of excessive celebration

Football parents guilty of excessive celebration

| October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lisa Smith Molinari contrasts her experiences cheering on her son at football, and her daughters at cross-country.

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Good leaders push, encourage

Good leaders push, encourage

| October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ancient wisdom is the best wisdom. St Benedict of Nursia lived over 1,500 years ago, but his famous book, “The Rule” still speaks today. One of the most striking chapters gives timeless wisdom on leadership. Chapter 64 discusses how the head of a monastery, the abbot, is to lead the brethren under his charge and care. Benedict says this: “Let [the abbot] hate ill-doing but love the brethren. In administering correction, let him act with prudent moderation, lest being too zealous in removing the rust he break the vessel.”

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Being vs. seeming generates awareness

Being vs. seeming generates awareness

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chaplain (Maj.) Jeremy A. Blanford 25th Infantry Division SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — A recurring theme in conversation lately has been this concept of personal identity, its various components and our ability to affect change. For the purposes of this conversation, identity is defined by one’s attitudes, beliefs and choices – who we are at our core. […]

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Yes, there have been other men (and a few women) in my life

Yes, there have been other men (and a few women) in my life

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lisa Smith Molinari details her encounters with the gate guards on military installations.

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End of the world? Find faith as a foreigner

End of the world? Find faith as a foreigner

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being a person of faith means viewing oneself as a foreigner living on earth who is journeying to another kingdom.

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Just do it – visit your spouse during R&R

Just do it – visit your spouse during R&R

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lisa Smith Molinari pulls strings to be able to visit her husband during his rest and relaxation time in Djibouti.

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Survive the ordeal of college tours, Trojan Wars with my experience

Survive the ordeal of college tours, Trojan Wars with my experience

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, 77 percent of colleges in the United States rate campus visits as a top recruitment strategy for prospective freshmen.

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Look to Adam and Eve as a surprising love story

Look to Adam and Eve as a surprising love story

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kind of a bad choice for “perfect love,” you might say, but while it is true that Adam and Eve are best known for the single worst mistake in history, as the first couple – literally – ever to fall in love, their relationship was part of God’s handiwork.

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The skin and bones of home décor contention

The skin and bones of home décor contention

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

At some point in a marriage, a military spouse faces a delicate dilemma: how to incorporate her partner’s military awards, sword, deer head, bowling trophy, stereo speakers, bar lamp or autographed sporting equipment into the home décor.

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Coloring ourselves American in the face of tragedy

Coloring ourselves American in the face of tragedy

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

This year, on the sixteenth anniversary of 9-11, as Houston begins the long process of recovery, let’s set aside our differences for a later debate. Let’s color ourselves as only Americans united as one.

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