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Notes From The Puryears

Locating the Source of Your Value 

Once there was a father who, upon his daughter’s graduation, gifted her an old car. He said, “I know it is old and not much to look at. Take it to a used car lot and see how much they will pay you to buy it.” She did as he said and...

An old rusty car sits in the dirt while the sun is going down.

The Importance of Establishing Family Traditions

Think of your favorite childhood memories. How many of them were centered around traditions? Chances are, many of them were. Things like decorating gingerbread houses at Christmas, staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve, or going on vacations during the school...

A family sits in a brightly lit kitchen eating a breakfast of waffles, fruit, sausage, and eggs. The mother is pouring juice into her child’s outstretched cup.

Qualities of a Servant Leader

“Servant leader”: The phrase might seem like an oxymoron at first glance, but it is an extraordinary style of leadership that defies many of the traditional leadership styles of decades past. In many old corporations, the leader was the boss and was not to...

Someone in a black sleeve reaches out to grasp the hand of someone in a red sweatshirt.

Four Tips to Avoid Conflicts in the Family

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”- Mother Teresa Our family members are supposed to be the persons closest to us. They are the people we expect to be there for us during life’s ups and downs. But as they say, familiarity breeds...

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