Thursday, January 15, 2009

January 15, 2009 Good News Posts from Margaret

Helping Each Other Overcome Fear

"Fear. As we go about our daily lives, it exists as an undercurrent to everything we do. It is almost palpable, fueled by daily reports of job losses, stock market fluctuations (mostly down), and business closings. No one knows where the next ax will fall and so we have all retrenched, spending less, giving less, trying to give ourselves some measure of security while the ground shifts underneath us. Yes, indeed, these are scary times."

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Your Mother Is Moving In? That’s Great

"LINDA BAKER ROBY’S life would seem to be a mathematical impossibility: she is a professor of public administration at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, as well as the chief executive of GII, her own public policy consulting firm in Springfield. She is also the mother of two, George, 6, and Gared, 4, who live in St. Louis, where her husband, George Roby, is an account manager for AT&T."

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Learning To L.A.U.G.H.

"A brand new year stretches in front of us… a fresh start; a new page to write the journey of our lives on. New opportunities and new challenges await each of us. Here are five simple steps to help keep your heart light as you navigate the road ahead. "

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A ministry sees God's fingerprints on 38 villages in Honduras

"When launched in Honduras, it was affectionately called the 'Rambo Project.' Sandy Hudson with International Aid says there's nothing but good news to share a year later about how effective the fast-moving, high-impact community transformation project turned out to be."

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Add color to brown bag

"Whether your goal is saving money, keeping more control over what you eat, or looking busier at your job so you can hang on to it, a resolution to brown-bag your lunch more often makes sense this year."

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