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Nicki Straza
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Changed by a Choice - A Kindness Superhero Story
A true story of a kindness superhero: It was a new classroom; new students, new challenges and new opportunities. As with any classroom I have the honour of stepping foot in, it takes some time to get to know the class dynamic, the kids and the teacher. In ...

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LAFF Academy: An Invitation to Your True Identity in God
It's a question we all ask and it is an invitation that Jesus invites us to discover. All of scripture tells a story of a God who loved us so much that he paid the greatest sacrifice so relationship with him could be restored. We believe that Jesus has made...

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Boredom: The cure for FOMO?
When was the last time you followed a bunny trail of thought and caught yourself daydreaming? When was the last time you stood in a line and didn't pull out your phone to occupy yourself? When was the last time you did nothing? No reading. No TV.  No cellph...

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The Christian Litmus Test & How to Pass It
There was a little girl and a little boy. She had lots of candy and he had lots of marbles. One day the two were talking and they decided upon a trade. All her candy for all his marbles. They both went home to gather their items.  The boy upon considering, ...

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Why Your Concept of Freedom Could Actually be Robbing You of it!
So what is freedom? Ability to do what you want? No rules? No worries? Life of ease? No one saying anything mean to us? No one telling me what to do? Health, wealth and a fulfilled life? Our definition of freedom could be the very thing that is robbing us o...

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Why can't I change?
I will not do it again! I will not do it again! I did it again! What is WRONG with ME? Why can't I do this? I'm such a LOSER! I'm so STUPID! I'm such a FAILURE! I'll never change, why try? I've tried so many times, I've failed so many times, maybe there is ...

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The Rabbit Trail of Parenting - Teaching
Bunny Trail: When you mean to talk about one thing, but then find an interesting topic mid way through the conversation and you follow that tangent until you come around to the question "What were talking about again?" Happens all the time. Stephen Covey en...

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Jailbreak! Born to be Free!
No one likes to be tied down, restricted or otherwise restrained. In fact as a complete aside - I think our great dislike for feeling tied down is why most of us feel like self-discipline is a burden rather than a key to true freedom - but that is a topic f...

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The Fine Art of Conversation


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You May Delay... But Time Will Not - 10 Ways to Invest Time into Your Kids
"You may delay, but time will not."  An intriguing quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin and a reality I have been learning the truth about for a couple of years.  The truth is, time is what I make of it. Time is fleeting. The impact of time well spent coul...
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