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Don’t Stuff It!

by Bob Dees Let’s face it – we have all lost something in this COVID19 pandemic!  Maybe a job, a loved one or friend, a business opportunity, a graduation or prom event, a wedding, the opportunity to say a final goodbye to a departed friend, our own health, or simply...

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Don’t Stuff It!

A Day To Mourn or Embrace?

By Chad M. Robichaux – Force Recon Marine & Afghanistan Veteran Founder & President – Mighty Oaks Foundation Is it “Happy Memorial Day” or do we need to tip-toe around celebrating? Am I supposed to be happy or sad? I know it can be confusing, right? This...

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A Day To Mourn or Embrace?

Honor The Fallen, Lead The Living

by Bob Dees I asked the packed church service in California “Are you a leader?” A few businessmen, city officials, and the pastor held up their hands.  “I’m sorry, maybe some of you didn’t hear the question,” I responded.  “Are you a leader?”  The hands began to raise...

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Honor The Fallen, Lead The Living

Perseverance

by Bob Dees As I was rolling up my parachute, the elderly Dutch woman grabbed me by the knees in a tight hug.  With a translator, we learned her agitated words meant “We saw you coming.  The eagle from the sky (referring to the Screaming Eagle shoulder patch).  You...

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Perseverance

A Mind to Grow

By Jeremy Stalnecker Having a “mind to grow” is sadly lacking in most people, it seems, but is also essential for anyone who desires to become more than they are right now. While most are content to simply be the adult version of who they were as children, they have...

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A Mind to Grow

Guard Your Primary Relationships!

By Bob Dees We had just lost our first child.  In her initial anguish, Kathleen asked me to protect her from many well-meaning sympathizers, including her loving yet sometimes smothering mother.  As a young, inexperienced husband I heartily carried out her wishes, no...

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Guard Your Primary Relationships!

Waiting Well

By Bob Dees “It was a cold Sunday morning with over a foot of newly fallen snow.  We were in a classroom setting for a short burst of instruction before taking to the ice covered hills yet once again.  In recent days many had parachuted into their training...

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Waiting Well

After the Storm

By Jeremy Stalnecker One undeniable fact about life is that there will be storms. Dark, dangerous and often unexpected, the focus in these times quickly becomes survival. We begin to look at everything in our life as either an asset that we can use or a liability to...

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After the Storm