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How to Create Margin

“Never mistake busyness for significance.”

I heard this statement made by Bill Johnson, our senior pastor, as the final address to our graduating class. It hit me straight between the eyes. It’s easy to fill our schedules and days with things. But are the tasks that fill our days significant? If they don’t happen, who will it effect? Will it affect anyone?

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What We’re Reading: Spring Edition

Now that the school year has come to a close, there’s nothing more exciting than the moments where reading is no longer required but by choice. I can’t wait to dive into some books that have on hold until summer. Whether history, non-fiction, business, or self-improvement is your thing, you’ll find a new favorite, as we share what we’re reading, spring edition.

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Soak and Swim: 2017 Swim Picks

Summer is almost upon us. This Sunday NorCal will hit triple digits. You will find me at the lake or by the pool. For most of us, we live in our swimsuits when it comes to summertime and while I used to think one pieces were the norm; however, when it comes to life in NorCal it’s hot, hot, hot. Two pieces have become a necessity to prevent heat stroke. (That’s all too real when kayaking on the lake under midday sun.) I’ve moved away from sets and have added variety to my collection by choosing different tops. It’s a great way to add a fresh piece and look without spending loads of money.

Last year I purchased these bottoms from Albion Fit and absolutely love them. With being high waisted and full coverage, there’s a lot more grace whether houseboating on the lake, hiking up waterfalls, or hoping in and out of a kayak. When it comes to swimwear, I’m a firm believer that things should stay put. Because I love these bottoms so much, I’ve paired three tops that will go with this basic.

Keep reading for our swim picks for 2017. Perfect for soaking in the sun and swimming in the surf!

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Just 5: Homemade Salsa

As a kid there was nothing I loved more than chips and salsa as a snack. Over the years we would add queso to the list. I remember coming home from long days at school and my brother and I would sit on the couch sharing a bowl of chips and salsa. It was delicious and always hit the spot. While I’m a bit older now, I still absolutely love this snack and have been exploring recipes to make homemade salsa. This recipe has become a staple around our house. It takes around 5 minutes and 5 ingredients to make. We’re lucky if a jar of this lasts more than a week around our house, so I’m sure you’ll love this staple as well.

Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!