Summer Fun: Learning to Rest

Summer … the season that evokes our “inner vacation”… the season that encourages flip-flops and casual attire, long evenings and slow mornings … the season where we leave room for spontaneity and unexpected joy to enter into our daily routines and obligations

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Nicole Zasowski
Sunday Night Blues

I often come down with a condition called the “Sunday Night Blues.” Its symptoms include a depressed mood, discouragement, worry and anxiety typically brought on by the anticipation of the week to come

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Nicole Zasowski
Shokunin Kishitsu

It’s that time of year again! With a brand new year upon us, we are reminded of the opportunity for new challenges and change in our lives, signaled by the gym membership specials, weight-loss commercials, and new organizational products aimed to streamline our lives. Each January, we are challenged to formulate a list of resolutions for the New Year, most of which, we can barely remember by Valentine’s Day. 

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Nicole Zasowski
The Art of Celebrating Birthdays

Though we may be past the days of princess cakes and pink balloons, birthdays are still important and well worth celebrating. As adults, we are wise to seize every opportunity we can to celebrate the special people in our lives. Celebrate big for the people that you love!

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Nicole Zasowski
Five Relationship Red Flags

Dating relationships provide us with an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and to connect with someone in a meaningful way. However, as the relationship progresses it is important to be watchful and mindful of these five red flags.

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Tim Schraeder
The Meaning in Making Mistakes

I don’t like making mistakes. Not. One. Bit. I hate how I feel about myself after making a big mistake and I feel completely out of control with the inability to erase and “start over.” And most of all, I hate to cause hurt and come between the people that I love. I want to control my mistakes and manage them out of my life.

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Nicole Zasowski
Taking Criticism Graciously

Despite my emotional misgivings about criticism, I also know that constructive criticism is something that propels me forward and is meant to encourage me, mold me, and grow me in the ways that I need to grow.

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Nicole Zasowski
Middles and Ends

I was recently reading Joshua chapters 3 and 4 and noticed a different theme than I had when I read it previously. In this passage, we find the Israelites crossing the Jordan. God gives His people very specific instructions about what this should look like. One of His instructions is that they walk into the water and after they have waded in, the seas will be parted.

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Nicole Zasowski