The Ravine

*The following essay was written by one of my students, Samantha Jones, in English Composition I about a place of significance. While this essay is not in letter format, it does pay homage to the memories of her childhood and her sister. For that reason, I asked for her permission to share it with all... Continue Reading →

God sent me a kitten

Big thanks to Debra Dickey for serving as today's guest contributor and for another kitten post! I didn’t know it yet, but He was creating, protecting, and instilling a spirit of trust into the sweetest, funniest, prettiest little long-haired yellow kitten that I have seen in a long time, just for me, even before I... Continue Reading →

My mother’s Bible

*Thank you, Lorie Mink, for sharing your reflections and gratitude in this post.* While searching my closet for a pair of slippers, I came across my mother’s Bible. It’s been sitting on the shelf since we moved in the house three years ago. And I can’t remember the last time I opened it. Mama’s been... Continue Reading →

Lost but not forgotten

Big thanks to one of my students, who is a vivacious and wonderful person, Jessica Nicol, for sharing her story in today's post. You know the point in your life where you just don't feel like being angry anymore? I'm there. I've found that in life there is always that one person who you never... Continue Reading →

Day 29: Dear Dawn

*I'm thankful for my college friend, Lorie Mink for sharing her letter to her friend, Dawn, on Day 29 of the Dear Gratitude project.* Dear Dawn, I remember the day we met like it was yesterday. It was June of 1980, and I was three months shy of turning 9. We just moved into the... Continue Reading →

Day 15: Dear Serena

*Thanks to my friend Samantha Hogan for sharing her letter to her sister, Serena, on Day 15 of the Dear Gratitude project. Her letter reminds me to share my gratitude with the people I love TODAY.*To my sister Serena:I know I should have written you this letter long before you went to be with Jesus,... Continue Reading →

A Place Where There Are No More Tears

I'll never forget my friend Josh Lane picking me up and carrying me through rubble and downed power lines to get to my parents' house 30 minutes after a tornado did epic damage to my hometown. At the time, I was a college student living on campus 20 minutes away. I tried reaching my family,... Continue Reading →

Perfectly enough

   *Thanks to my friend Marti for sharing her thoughts on Mother's Day this year!* This Mother's Day will be new for me; you see, my mother died in January of this year.  Last year for Mother's Day I planned a special day – something she really enjoyed. This is a product of the program... Continue Reading →

Day 25–A second chance

*Thank you to my friend Samantha Hogan for sharing her story and her husband's story of how a selfless act by someone else gave him a second chance at life and love. Check out the video that documents this miracle.* I am thankful for so many things in my life.  My God has given me... Continue Reading →

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