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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Happy Thanksgiving – Another Kind of List

I found my way into my share of trouble as a kid. Now don’t get me wrong, I had a sharp mind, however often lacked focus on positive outcomes, or so my parents and teachers said. And back then...

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Creation Calls Out – Hike to Help 2019

My son, Titus, is in Pre-K and we have started a new school adventure in our family.  A new found joys for me is taking him to school twice a week.  This past Tuesday, we raced out the door,...

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I Love A Good Plan

Let’s face it, I love a good plan. Ask anyone in my family and they will tell you that when we gather together, it’s only a matter of time before I say, “so what’s the plan for today?” I...

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