PILLARS OF HOPE

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We all walk down hallways. Hallways whose walls are red from the sweat and blood it takes to live this life. We toil and exert effort to get from one day to the next. The floors of the hall are checkered. Checkered because our days become mundane, the pattern repeating itself over and over again. But the hallway has an end. At the end of the hallway are two doors, and these doors are open.

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EXPECTATIONS VS. REALITY

HEALTH | FITNESS

Calling all fiances and to-be fiances out there! Planning on getting hitched in this new year? Think you have an idea as to how a wedding goes down? Think again! The popular beliefs come straight out of a movie.

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2016 THE MUST LIST...

2016 THE MUST LIST...

HEALTH:

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CATCHY EDUCATION

EAT | DRINK

Walking into The Catch is like walking into a dockside restaurant on a fishing wharf. It’s fast-casual dining meets fisherman’s paradise. 

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TO PROTECT AND SERVE

Each morning, East Texas residents wake up, get dressed and walk out of their front doors. as we make our way to work, or drop our children off at school, we are able to feel safe. we aren’t afraid of danger lurking around every corner and trust that our lives are secure, in the hands of the people who put their lives at risk each day in order to keep us safe.

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WORKING TO LIVE

HOME | DESIGN

With the turn of a calendar year, don’t you feel an internal sense of empowerment stirring to kick the New Year off with ‘boot camp’ style strength? It’s strange how the turn of a page can give us a fresh slate and chance to start over. Mentally a new calendar year can feel like a reboot. For me, 2016 must bring better balance between work and life.

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KILIMANJARO CHALLENGE

Mount Kilimanjaro is the snowy peak that oversees the continent of Africa. Sitting high in the clouds of Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest free-standing mountain and one of the continent’s most magnificent sights.

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FOUNDRY CULTURE

EAT | DRINK

As I stopped at a red light on Broadway and Loop 323 in Tyler recently, I noticed that the bells from a nearby church were chiming out the hour.  Being the amazing parent that I am (wink, wink), I took notice of this teachable moment for my 3-year-old son and rolled down the car windows to point out the sound of the bells.  We listened to the hymn melody ringing from the bell tower, then counte

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TAX GIFTING 101

HOME | DESIGN

The fireworks are exploding, the champagne corks are popping, but until that final chime sounds as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, there’s still time to make one last charitable contribution for the year 2015.

‘Tis the Season to Be Generous 

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