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Being S.M.A.R.T. with Goal 3: Taking Clyde Through Canine Good Citizen™ Program

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 During my year of jubilee, my third goal is to take one of our Basenji dogs, Clyde, through the Canine Good Citizen™ (CGC) program. This is a certification offered under the auspices of the American Kennel Club (AKC). The CGC program takes both owners and dogs through a class where they ...continue reading

Being S.M.A.R.T. with Goal 2: Completing the Certified Public Manager® Program

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 My second goal I want to complete as part of my jubilee year is to complete the Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program. This is a national certification program for federal, state, local, and tribal governments and is offered by the State of North Carolina to its middle managers and program managers. ...continue reading

Finding Rest Through S.M.A.R.T. Goals

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you. —Leviticus 25:10a (NIV) We’re once more around to a New Year. I don’t know about you, but I was ready for 2021 to begin. 2021 not only is a fresh ...continue reading

Advent Anticipation: 5 Reasons to Look Forward to a New Year

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 2020 has been awful. I’m sure I’ve said that numerous times. Probably you have as well. Sure, maybe there have been some bright spots, but for most of us, the net has been a negative. But, at the time of this post, there will be only 17 days left in 2020. ...continue reading

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Advent Anticipation: Looking Back to Look Forward

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Recently, I received and e-mail notification from an organization I’m in to remind me to renew my membership. In it, the writer said that Merriam-Webster usually comes up with a word or phrase to describe the past year. Words it used for 2020 were ones like “lockdown, pandemic, furlough” to name ...continue reading