Hike to Help 2019 – Lessons From the Trail

This past weekend was the 4th Annual Hike to Help, a challenging outdoor fundraiser sponsored by Loving Community, benefitting the kid’s mentoring initiatives Boys2Men, Grow Girls and Men of Distinction. The two day, one night wilderness experience was lots...

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Loving Celebrations Receives Distinction in the 11th Annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®

DALLAS, TEXAS — January 10, 2019 — It was announced today that Loving Celebrations and its founder Rev. Jim Mustain has received the esteemed 2019 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award as a wedding officiant and premarital counselor in the Dallas-Fort Worth...

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Picture Yourself – Hike to Help 2019

So what’s some your New Year’s goals? Better health? More adventure? Helping others? Well if that’s you, Hike to Help 2019 on January 12-13 checks all the boxes!  Loving Hiking, a community initiative of Loving Community is sponsoring our fourth...

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Merry Christmas 2018 from Jim & Sharon Mustain

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. ~ Matthew 1:23 God with us. Yes, I think that’s a fitting phrase...

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A Kindness Collaboration – An LISD Angel Tree Story

Kindness knows no boundaries. Or so you would surmise from the teamwork of an unlikely alliance of avid golfers, elite gymnasts, and high school student leaders, all pulling together for a greater community good represented in the 16th Annual...

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All I Want For Christmas Is YOU! – The Gift Of Mentoring

So what would you like for Christmas? Ask Alexa (yes an Amazon Echo was on my list) and I’m sure she’d tell you that this is the number one question asked during this annual season of gift giving. Everyone...

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Packing Smart, Packing Light – On The Trail and In Life

In my first post in this blog series preparing for Hike to Help 2019, I shared “I love a good plan.” I love to try to plan for and be prepared for most things in life. Sometimes, however, that...

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The Power of Camaraderie – A Reflection on Hike to Help

Going on 6 years of back packing I have learned the hard way that if you spend enough time on the trail you are bound to take a wrong turn.  This has happened to me twice.  Once in the...

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The Ups and Downs of the Trail – Preparing for Hike to Help 2019

This past weekend, Caleb and I hiked 27.2 miles on the Ouachita Trail. We have been section hiking the 223 mile “OT” for the last two years and on this hike we crossed the half way mark as we...

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Surely You’ve Heard – Today is #GivingTuesday

I love a good opportunity for generosity! Now entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized...

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