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Summer Is Here: It is Time to Crack Open a Book

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” —George R.R. MartinIt is hard to believe that the calendar not only reads “May,” but the date indicates that June...
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Three Lessons Learned From the Art Fellows

This past January The Collaborative introduced the Arts Fellows Orlando to the broader community for the first time. This inaugural year has not disappointed and there are three key lessons that I have learned. However, before we explore these, I...
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Hope, Global Order, Incoherence, & Socialism

Today we are being bombarded by events that are numerous and matched only by their intensity. All are finding their ways into our lives and are having an impact upon us one way or another. Whether it is the invasion...
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Lift High the Cross!

When holiday celebrations correspond with our blog article publish date, we often take the opportunity to consider a piece of related music. Today when are going to continue that tradition and bask in the beauty and message of the 19th...
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Astonishing Numbers

There are times when lists are more impactful than even the most eloquent narrative. This is probably why lists as blog content are popular…you know, things like Top 5 Ways to Be More Efficient, 10 Ways to Improve Your Overall...
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The Proverbs 31 Woman Is Not the Ideal Woman. She’s the Ideal Church

Through our blog The Collaborative strives to bring you great content that is accessible, challenging, and stimulating. In this endeavor it also provides us with the opportunity to introduce our audience to wonderful sources. Today’s article gives us much to...
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The Dark Night of the Soul…

Hit after hit after hit…they just seem to keep coming: Russia, inflation, covid, incivility and not to mention all the personal heart ache that we all experience. I must admit it is rather overwhelming right now. Yesterday I received more...
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WORK CRISIS OR IDENTITY CRISIS???

There are throngs of people leaving their jobs and the current statistics are rather alarming. In today’s blog Denise Lee Yohn, Director of the Faith & Work Journey, challenges us to consider that we do not have a work crisis,...
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LEADING BETTER WITH BIGGER QUESTIONS

I realize that we are about to close out January, but that doesn’t we should not continue to revisit those new year resolutions we have made. Year after year I have found that the changes I desire to make are...
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Goodness in the Workplace

January is a great month to consider and implement new habits. We usually think along the lines of physical health like diet and exercise. However, we should not neglect thinking about what adjustments we can make to our spiritual health....
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O Holy Night

Winter Park is an incredibly charming community, complete with brick-lined streets and quirky intersections. However, the Amazon driver who mistook the railroad track for a road no doubt does not possess such charmed thoughts. Last week about 6:00 pm I...
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REMEMBERING WHO & WITH WHOM WE CELEBRATE THIS CHRISTMAS

The Christmas season is upon us, and regardless of who we are we all need gentle reminders to not lose our bearings. The article below by Dr. John Elton Pletcher, pastor at Manor Church in Lancaster, PA, provides this nudge....

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