Day 14–Love that lasts

*Big thanks to my friend Judy Woolf, who has lived a love story in front of me and set a great example of what real love is, in good times and bad. Love you, Judy, and you too, George. Happy anniversary to one of the most amazing couples I know.* This story of love and... Continue Reading →

There’s always a rock

*I'm very thankful that Debra Dickey-Liang sent me this post for today sharing her 2013 word of the year with us. What's your word or theme for 2013? What's on your mind? What are you learning right now? What will you be grateful for 11 months from now?*During my everyday life, with its various tasks... Continue Reading →

Henry’s word of the year

*Thanks again to Henry Petty for stepping in as guest contributor today. As you read his post about his word/theme of the year for 2013, consider identifying one for yourself. What could you focus on this year that would, in December, result in looking back in gratitude at all you'd learned and how you'd grown?*My... Continue Reading →

Transcending my reality

*Special thanks to Gloria Bolton, a former student of mine, who has grown into an even more beautiful and enlightened person over the years, for serving as today's guest contributor.*Transcending my Reality: How I Found Christ   “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.... Continue Reading →

Who’s who

Knowing who's who makes a big difference--specifically, knowing Who is God and who is not. I memorized Psalm 100, a psalm for giving thanks, in first grade in order to earn a special ribbon-like bookmark in Sunday School class. This bookmark was the first in a collection of hundreds. Each time I look at the... Continue Reading →

Hope fills holes

Yesterday, a friend and I baked our little hearts out in preparation for my husband's birthday celebration. While we cored apples and blended spices, we talked about what's going on in our lives . . .  pregnancy woes, impending birth of my daughter, financial issues, relationships with family members, and our unique struggles with letting... Continue Reading →

Silly prayers

Last week, our pastor shared a sermon about praying silly prayers. My friend Mary's sons, Carson and Jack, piped up every time the preacher said "silly prayers." I could hear them giggling and repeating the phrase, "SILLY prayers!" Basically, silly prayers are the prayers we pray reluctantly, hesitant to ask God for something that seems... Continue Reading →

A writer’s gratitude

*Thank you, Toinette Thomas, for your willingness to serve as today's guest contributor.* My life is not and has not been easy, but when compared to so many others less fortunate than me, my life is actually pretty sweet. I’m a self-published author, which basically means that I’m not afraid of a challenge, am often... Continue Reading →

I did it!

Thank you, Henry Petty, for serving as today's guest contributor! Check out Henry's blog for more of his reflections. This past Saturday night, I was finally confirmed into the Catholic Church.  It had only taken 33 years to finish, but the point is, I did it. Last night, my girlfriend Shannon and I, attended a... Continue Reading →

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