The Deen Family Meeting: A Simple Family Meeting Template
Feb19

The Deen Family Meeting: A Simple Family Meeting Template

My family and I had our February 2015 family meeting today. It was the first family meeting we had since our strategic planning meeting last January 1. Holding regular family meetings is a good idea because allows your family the opportunity to sit down as a group to discuss issues and incidents that are important to them. It gives your family a chance to celebrate the wins, learn from the losses, and plan adequately for the future....

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3 Things to Do When You Don’t Speak Your Spouse’s Love Language
Jan05

3 Things to Do When You Don’t Speak Your Spouse’s Love Language

  View image | gettyimages.com   Gentlemen, if you’ve read author Gary Chapman’s 1995 book, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, you may remember his premise that there are five ways to express and experience love: Gifts Quality time Words of affirmation Acts of service Physical touch He asserts that everyone ultimately has one or two top “love languages,” and we...

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Three Reasons Why Your Family Should Plan Strategically Every New Year
Jan01

Three Reasons Why Your Family Should Plan Strategically Every New Year

At the start of every year, my wife, my two children, and I celebrate the new year as a family. This year, we drove up to Tagaytay and stayed at the PHINMA Training Center, a quiet and secluded Tagaytay facility that was perfect for our family’s Strategic Planning meeting. This year marks the second year of our family’s strategic planning meeting. As Benjamin Franklin said, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to...

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Sharing a Coke with God
Jul26

Sharing a Coke with God

The past few weeks, most of my friends have been agog with Coca-Cola’s Share-a-Coke marketing campaign. To those unfamiliar with it, you can buy Coke cans and bottles with the message, “Share a Coke with…”, and it offers a wide range of names, from generic tags like Bro, BFF, Love, and Hottie, to personalized names like Cat and Niel. (No kidding — I saw this combination at SM Manila’s grocery.) I...

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#myVictoryStory: I strip for discipleship!
Jul21

#myVictoryStory: I strip for discipleship!

Hi! My name is Ganns, and I’m the author of the wildly popular – more than 400 likes on Facebook! – ShenaniGanns Comics series of real life comic strips. This week, I’m posting five strips in support of #myVictoryStory’s third week: What do you remember from the person who discipled you? I honor five men who profoundly impacted my life through discipleship. MONDAY, July 21: Three Things I learned from KC...

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#myVictoryStory: Is it him or Me?
Jul08

#myVictoryStory: Is it him or Me?

by Catherine Deen It’s all too common, it’s almost cliché. I was once a girl in a relationship with a non-believer. I grew up hearing the Gospel almost every week during chapel time in school. I received Jesus as my “personal Lord and Savior” countless times. Still, true transformation is not evident in my life. This kind of pseudo-spirituality continued until I graduated from university and started my career. I met the man who would...

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