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The Discipline of Contentment

The Discipline of Contentment By Jennifer McCaman (Journey November 2019) My younger sister is one of the most modest, least materialistic people I know.  It’s deeply irritating.  She is rarely enticed to upgrade her stuff, buy the new best thing, or chase the latest trend.  She’s unusually content with what she ahs and who she is.  Do you have […]

CONTENTMENT

I think that we need to find ​contentment​ in order to truly live in a state of gratitude rather than just experiencing fleeting gratitude. If we can work toward feeling grateful regardless of who or what we’re comparing ourselves to, then we’ll develop a more authentic, deeper sense of gratitude that lasts, instead of the “conditional” gratitude […]

February SNAP benefits

The SNAP program is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). As a result of the partial government shutdown, new spending was halted. SNAP was fully funded through January and the USDA subsequently identified a process through the previous budget resolution to allow funding for February benefits as long as they were paid […]

Thanksgiving 2018

Although the Thanksgiving holidays are coming to a close, my overflowing heart isn’t ready for it to be over. The turkey leftovers are slim in the fridge, but my thoughts of TURKEYS are still so close. My friends, family, and I had a great holiday serving our community plenty of hams, turkeys, yummy sides and […]

How To Develop Soft Eyes This Holiday Season

I ran across this article last week and thought it was a great reminder as we enter the busy Holiday Season. HOW TO DEVELOP SOFT EYES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON by Margaret Feinberg How to Develop Soft Eyes This Holiday Season Bright lights. Crowded stores. Traffic jams. Over the upcoming weeks, you’ll find moments of joy […]

Managing our busy schedules

I’ve been asked to share a few tips focusing on how to manage an incredibly busy schedule. Between completing homework, preparing dinner and fulfilling every extracurricular activity, the list can sometimes seem overwhelming. Don’t fret! It’s important to understand that you don’t magically manage, it takes years of practice, but I think if you’ll follow […]

The ABCs of Education-Related Tax Breaks

The ABCs of Education-Related Tax Breaks Educating your family can be costly. However, if your children are in elementary or high school, you could save with tax breaks offered by the Louisiana Department of Revenue.As you begin to shop for supplies and other necessities, keep in mind the important information below. Louisiana Department of Revenue […]

2 Important Questions

When I’m asked to talk about childhood hunger with groups in our community, I talk about these 2 scenarios. In recent email from a National Organization, No Kid Hungry, it’s obvious they talk about it too. You’re about to read two questions… They are either/or questions. And the purpose of these questions is to determine what you […]

Bullying

Types of Bullying and How to Spot Them: These days, bullying is no longer limited to face-to-face interactions.  When I was in schools teaching the DARE Program  “bullying” was the subject I was most passionate about because I could see the pain that bullying caused to so many students and how they were affected from […]