Tag: joy

Maggie’s first job

My daughter earned her first $1 bill today. Is that legal? Surely not. Well, it happened, nonetheless. We enjoyed lunch after church at a local diner. Our waitress, a young, cheerful woman who told me she had a five year-old son, went out of her… Continue Reading “Maggie’s first job”

To my loving husband

Today’s blog post is by my student, Ladonna Williams, as part of a brief writing assignment celebrating her marriage. To my loving husband: I want you to know that you have been a great inspiration in my life. Putting our friendship with love, we… Continue Reading “To my loving husband”

Abundance of gratitude

Today’s guest blog post is written by my friend Jeri Wright, a beautiful, free-spirited soul. Thank you, Jeri, for sharing your heart. As I drove down the street today the sun-kissed my skin through an open window. The perfectly warm breeze gently caressed my… Continue Reading “Abundance of gratitude”

Dear Heather

*Today’s letter is written by my wonderful friend Betty Gail Jones, who has impacted countless children, teenagers, and college students over the years through her work in children’s ministry, collegiate ministry, mission work, and church planting. She is a fireball and someone God has… Continue Reading “Dear Heather”

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… Continue Reading “God sent me a kitten”

Another cat’s tale

*Here’s another cat’s tale from Debra Dickey. This post reminds me of all the fur babies I’ve had over the years and how much joy they’ve brought to my life. Thanks, Debra, for the great reminder!* Growing up, my parents didn’t allow us to… Continue Reading “Another cat’s tale”

Star-spangled moments

*Today’s post is by my friend Debra Dickey, a frequent contributor to this blog. I’m thankful for Debra’s courage to share her own journey in writing because each time she does, I learn and grow.*   1)  A weighty concern regarding the possibility of… Continue Reading “Star-spangled moments”

Smoking hot Christmas party

*Today’s post is by my dear friend and former colleague, Kenton Adler.* In the spring of 1973 my mother went on a month-long business trip to Europe.  She was a buyer for the May company in Colorado, and she went overseas pretty regularly.  This… Continue Reading “Smoking hot Christmas party”

A Christmas tree story

Special thanks to my friend Betty Gail Jones for writing today’s post. NO!! The lights are failing, row by row, on our 10 year-old, very favorite, pre-lit, secondary Christmas tree!! The top went first.  Ah, we can fix that… it is probably a fuse. … Continue Reading “A Christmas tree story”

Day 14: Dear students

*It’s Day 14 of the Dear Gratitude project. Today, I’m sharing a letter to my students. There is no way I could ever thank each of them individually for all they’ve added to my life. I’m grateful for the opportunity to teach today, and… Continue Reading “Day 14: Dear students”

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