gratitude

Simple as that

Yesterday my little sister piled up turkey, dressing, casseroles, bread, pie, and salad for a neighbor and walked across the street. We drank coffee while she spent an hour chatting with him; he’s not really into big family gatherings, but he probably appreciated the quiet conversation. The day before Thanksgiving, I received a gift card… Continue reading Simple as that

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Dear Sabrina

*Today's letter is written by one of my former spunky students. Thank you for adding spark to my life, Jessica!* Dear Sabrina, I have had five therapists in my lifetime from 2nd grade on. None of these people could get through to me until the 5th one. The 5th one was you. Something about you… Continue reading Dear Sabrina

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A cup of water

Today, one of my best friends drove two hours to visit me for the second time since my baby was born. I consider her to be my "soul sister" because of the parallel spiritual paths we trod. As the mother of four children, taking an entire day to visit me, including the driving time, is… Continue reading A cup of water

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God with skin on

Chicken pocket filling for a ready-made supper. A visit from two hours away. Shadow box shopping with a crafty friend who is creating something special for our daughter's nursery. Eight hours slaving away over a stubborn sewing machine. Countless encouraging comments. Genuine prayers. Two different sets of people planning baby showers. A phone call--just because--from… Continue reading God with skin on