Day 22: Dear Mrs. McGrath

*It's hard to believe Day 22 of the Dear Gratitude project has arrived! Only eight more days of letters from eight more wonderful guest writers. Today's post is by LaDonna Busby, a friend and fellow church member.* This thank you is long overdue, and it is going to someone long dead.  Why do we wait... Continue Reading →

My mother’s Emmy Award winning moment

*Special thanks to Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy for serving as today's guest writer. Always a pleasure to read her work!*           Timing was everything.  The sound of The Huntley-Brinkley Report emanating from the television in our living room was my ticking clock, each word a precious second flying by.  Night after night as they delivered... Continue Reading →

Learning to teach

A wise woman named Mauzelle who managed the Arkansas Methodist Church archives at Hendrix University once told me, as she tried to share her lunch with me while I researched Methodist women in the Ozarks, that she loves history and wants to do everything she can to preserve it. “It’s so important, you see, because... Continue Reading →

BFFs

2 sweet 2 B 4 gotten. LYLAS. BFFs. Remember those notes between friends back in the 80s? I have a collection of them between me and my best friend, MeLissa. My friend MeLissa and I have been friends for forever. We met in first grade at Rose Hill Elementary School in Rose Hill, Kansas. We... Continue Reading →

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