Building Community with Productive Networking

It was the Winter of 2009, and our country was in the thick of the Great Recession. The United States went through its longest and, by most measures, worst economic recession since the Great Depression between December 2007 and June 2009. It was a time of economic upheaval that shifted the direction of the lives…

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It All Started the Day I Met The 5th Dimension

My story is simple but has taken a lifetime to write. When I was eight years old, I was blessed to have an uncle who was friends with members of the internationally acclaimed pop music and vocal group, The 5th Dimension. For those of us who are old enough to remember, the group was internationally…

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Everything Old Is New Again for Feed My People

Everything Old Is New

I pulled into the parking lot at 9 a.m. and parked in front of the brown, nondescript building that houses Feed My People, a well-loved charity in High Ridge, MO.  The physical structure is a rambling, one-story, brick building with a storied past.  I had heard that it served as a funeral home at one…

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Finding the Right Volunteer Fit

Volunteer Fit

Congratulations!  You have worked tirelessly for 35-40 years and, at last, you are anticipating retirement.  How do you feel about the prospect of retiring?  What do you want to do with your time?  How will you create a sense of meaning and purpose that energizes and excites you? One possibility you may be considering is…

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