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What This Old Dump Truck Taught Me

What’s this old dump truck have to do with this latest blog post? My last blog post was about slowing down in life and taking time to enjoy the little things. I think that is a very healthy and even fun thing to do for your life. This post is also about having fun. It’s

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Top Ten Reasons to Admit You Were Wrong

Top Ten Reasons to Admit You Were Wrong There was a young boy who was disciplined for something he adamantly proclaimed he didn’t do. Later, the boy’s innocence was proven. It had, in fact, been his brother who had committed the offense. When questioned about the mistake, the parent said, “Well, that’s okay. That one

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Welcome “Progressive Phil” our new Aldea Experience Pastor

It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Aldea Spiritual Community. I have longed for such a place for many years.  People have been asking me how I got to this place in my life. Here’s a little bit about my journey. Before I was a progressive Christian I was

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Kids Korner

Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research shows

Published: January 07, 2013 Author: Susan Guibert  Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research presented recently at a symposium at the University of Notre Dame. “Life outcomes for American youth are worsening, especially in comparison to 50 years

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kids blog 6.12.13

Where’s the Elbow Grease

“…A recent summary of three decades of research reveals that when it comes to raising smart children, developing their work ethic is in fact the most critical component. Whether it is success in school or in life, research indicates that innate intelligence and ability are simply not as important as a person’s level of effort.”

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