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Turning points

Dear One, When you died about one month ago, you caught me off guard. You became suddenly ill, and 24 hours later, you were eating pizza, fruit cake, and pudding cups in heaven. I can't say I didn't see it coming. There was something inside of me that whispered, "Go see her more often" about… Continue reading Turning points

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Illumination

*Today's beautiful post is written by my friend and frequent contributor Debra Dickey. I'm so thankful for Debra's insights and for her willingness to share them.* Illumination For light to flood the darkness; The hidden to be revealed; The honorable to prevail, Luminescence to fill minds and spirits. For moonbeams and sunlight to be precursors… Continue reading Illumination

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Give them their flowers

Today's beautiful post is written by Latresha Woodruff Johnson, one of the most encouraging people I know. Latresha, thank you for continually pointing me to God and reminding me that there is always hope in Him. My grandmother was named Jewel, and how fitting, because she always gave us little pearls of wisdom.  She also… Continue reading Give them their flowers

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Day 23: Dear Stick

*Today's post on day 23 of the Dear Gratitude project is written by Toi Thomas, a talented writer and fellow blogger.* Dear Stick, Hey man, we been friends a long time, and I just wanted to let you know that I’m glad. I mean, I’m glad that I’ve had a chance to be your friend.… Continue reading Day 23: Dear Stick

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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 Day 15: Dear Serena

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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 A Place Where There Are No More Tears

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Day 18–True love

*Big thanks to Betty Gail Jones for sharing her parents' true love story with us today on Day 18 of our 28 days of love project. She's living out her own true love story today with her husband, Mickey, and their love is inspirational to all of us who know them.* The war was in… Continue reading Day 18–True love