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    All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Just the People I Like, Please

      There are people we like, and then there’s everyone else. Moving into a community and discovering that it is full of people we could see...

    • Passing the Peace



      Since the dawn of time we have been extending peace to each other. The olive branch, for example, has been one of those enduring symbols...

    • Quality Relationships Make It

      We live in proximity to hundreds of people if we live in any urban or suburban community. Think about those who sleep close to you...

    • From Simplistic to Simple

      
You, like me, might be irked when someone gives quick and easy answers to hard challenges. Is there crime in the community? Just get the...

    • Unity that Frees

      Every day we are bombarded with schemes and plans that ask for our shallow commitment. The cell phone company wants us to sign up for...

    • A Home for Appreciation

      For the Pouteaux home, thanksgiving is often a mix of frantic planning to host our extended family and to prepare a few meals together. It’s...

    • 6 Mistakes Neighbourhoods Make

      Thriving neighbourhoods are vital. A healthy neighbourhood is a place where people can be safe, find support, discover friendships, explore new interests, live generously, build...

    • Potent

      A friend of mine, Jono Ingram in Australia, posted up a picture of an Avocado seed he had been nurturing for a couple months. The...

    • SOS

      When I was a teenager a group of us went white water rafting. We signed up with a company somewhere in the mountains and ventured...

    • Communities that Laugh Together, Stay Together

      They say that laughter is the best medicine, others say it’s the sunbeam of the soul, an instant vacation, and it sweeps the cobwebs from...