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Empathy is a muscle that craves exercise. We grow it by acting on our Good Samaritan instincts, using our hard experiences to comfort others, and caring more about real life people than characters that get made up. Read more

Kari Kampakis

The older I get, the more I want to hold and suck the marrow out of every day. Life is too short not to enjoy each and every day. Read more

Rick Watson

But what nobody can take away is her status as a child of God and the promise of heaven she is given through a relationship with Jesus. Read more

Kari Kampakis

We’ll do our best to be the kind of neighbors we’d like to have if we moved to a new community. Read more

Rick Watson

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This book is about a mother’s journey, doing the heart work and the legwork necessary to help us be more intentional, empathetic and effective parents who can grow (and keep) a relationship with our children as they age and mature. Read more

Kari Kampakis

“Life is short. And it doesn’t matter how long you live, it’s short. You can be 88 or 22 and it is short.” Read more

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I must have shaken the camera when I pressed the shutter button because the image came out fuzzy, but I loved that photograph. I thought cameras were magic. Read more

Rick Watson

Experts say it takes 21 days to form a habit, and while discipline and commitment can make a habit stick, the real engine for success is God’s grace. Following are some habits your family can adopt to keep the school year crazy under control. Read more

Kari Kampakis

The death of George Floyd has once again highlighted the stark reality of inequities and discrimination faced by people of color in communities across the United States, 149 readers say in this letter to the editor. Read more

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Trusting God away from home gets easier with practice. It’s something that all children learn at some point, whether they’re going off to camp, college or a new career. Read more

Kari Kampakis

As we cleaned the kitchen after our friends left Sunday, Jilda and I made a promise to ourselves. We vowed that we would find a way to spend more time doing the things we love with the people we love. Read more

Rick Watson

He chose us over 10 years ago. Early one morning, he was standing outside our great-room window peering in as we sipped our coffee. Read more

Rick Watson

We never outgrow our need for our mom, and only when they’re gone can we see their deep imprint on our lives. We miss their voice, their touch and the way they loved us like no one else on the planet. Read more

Kari Kampakis

I have an elderly neighbor who is going through some changes in his life. Read more

Rick Watson

Our children are going to make mistakes. Whether or not we’re part of the solution is the choice we make as parents. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Since the day I installed the new turntable, Jilda and I have listened to it daily. I’m thankful that we decided to buck the trend and hold on to our old records. Read more

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It’s OK to be mad at God and wrestle with Him, too, especially when there is a gaping hole in our heart. Remember, He is GOD, and He can handle our ugliest emotions, our angriest rants and our toughest questions. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Every human is flawed and imperfect, yet God loves us anyway. Even on our worst days, He loves us at maximum capacity Read more

Kari Kampakis

Her cousin introduced us. Her name was Jilda. We talked after her set, and I could tell there was something special about her. Read more

Rick Watson

The purpose of prayer isn’t to manipulate God or treat Him like a magic genie, but to deepen our relationship with Him. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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