Answer me honestly; no judgment here: Do you ever sneak a peek at the advice columns in the newspaper? I do once in awhile. I find the questions posed are easier answered than happenings in […]
Home isn’t typically something we think about much as being anything special in our lives. During holiday seasons perhaps we cherish home more as we look forward to gathering with friends and family. Otherwise for […]
Why is a big question. Much of life defaults into management. We manage the day-to-day of life. We manage our finances. We manage work/life balance. When everything normal collapses, we are forced to manage the […]
I was 32 when I was named the chief executive officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield. I received the call after a 5-month interview process. I was so overwhelmed, proud, validated and ready. […]
A few weeks ago, we received a wonderful phone call. Our daughter called and told us our oldest granddaughter, Harlee, came to the living room that morning and was emotional and feeling sad. After some […]
Whether you are juggling organizational pressure and projects or managing a team, a classroom or a household, keeping up with it all can be an endless tug of time that leaves little margin for leaders to lead themselves. words + photographs CARRIE […]
Adoption is not for the faint of heart. The road can be long, disappointing, frustrating, and can lead to a lot of heartbreak and questioning God’s plan for your family. When our family (Greg, Tarynn, […]
The 3rd annual Police VS. Fire Charity Ice Hockey game is Feb. 26, 6 p.m., at Jordan Valley Ice Park.
“The biggest benefit is to raise money for the Greene County 100 Club,” says Captain Eric Reece, of the Springfield Police Department. “The organization provides immediate money to first responder families immediately after a death. Families need help with mortgage, funeral expenses, etc., and insurance/pension benefits often take awhile to start paying out. It has always been my goal to raise enough money through the charity game to cover one payout to a family.”
The best leaders start by leading themselves. How do you lead yourself? And not only lead yourself, but do it well? When I think of how I lead myself, I think of being authentic to […]
We are about as far away from the dog days of summer as it gets, but January has its own dog days of winter blahs. It is easy to be locked inside unprepared by the […]
When we hear the term “superstar,” most of us think about someone who is high profile or an extremely successful performer for the entertainment of others. Almost 20 years ago, I used to think along […]
- Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m., Springfield, Missouri
Guitars for Veterans Therapy Group
Guitars for Veterans with PTSD or moral injury is an initiative of SAMI (Springfield Area Music Industry); Moral Injury Institute; Center for Music Therapy and Wellness; Wellness for Warriors; and the Springfield VA VetCenter to put guitars in the hands of Veterans with PTSD & Moral Injury, providing group support and beginning level guitar lessons. Military veterans do not need to own a guitar.
- Jan. 12, 10 a.m., Springfield, Missouri
Volunteer Orientation for Springfield Botanical Gardens
Become a garden ambassador and learn more about garden projects, upcoming events and the park partners who grow and maintain the Springfield Botanical Gardens. RSVP is required. Contact email@example.com or 417.891.1515, ext. 3. Masking is recommended by the event host.
- Jan. 27, 8 a.m., Savoy Ballroom, Springfield, Missouri
Prayer & Coffee with Victory Mission
Victory Mission invites you for a time of coffee and prayer. Continental breakfast will be included. Victory Mission will recount 2021’s blessings and pray for God’s provision in 2022. Tickets may be purchased at https://www.victorymission.com/prayerandcoffee/.