Thriving

Community sets us up to thrive, not just survive. To thrive means to grow vigorously. My wife and I started a strawberry garden this year with our kids. I am trying to teach my kids some of the things about life I learned from growing up with a garden. I love that I grew up […]

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The Give and Take

Community sets us up to thrive, not just survive. Community is a give and take. For a community to thrive, everyone has to be willing to give what they have to the community. And not only give, but also to take when needs in your own life come up. I know for me it is […]

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Who Cares?

Community sets us up to thrive, not just survive. Thriving is all about care. Our needs are met. We are known. We aren’t alone, especially when things go bad. We have fun. Our unique qualities add to the community. We can be ourselves. Who cares for you? We know our family cares for us. They […]

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If I Could Just…

Community sets us up to thrive, not just survive. Excuses, excuses, excuses. If you are like me, you can come up with lots of excuses why you aren’t in community with people. People are messy, mean, and selfish. People can ruin your life. People will ask for your time, talents, abilities, and resources. You can’t […]

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Survival of the Fittest

Community sets us up to thrive not just survive. Most of the apex predators or those near the top of the food chain are pack animals. These animals may be ferocious hunters but on their own they will just survive. Lions form social groups called prides. These prides live life together, hunt together, eat together […]

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